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Convenient and easy conductor cutting

Cutting the conductor or cable

Cable processing starts with the trimming or cutting of the conductor or cable.

Conductors and cables in a wide range of sizes, shapes, and insulation can only be processed professionally and permanently using high-quality tools. Optimum leverage means that you only need to apply low manual force to generate maximum force in the cutting area.

Shear cutting conductors

Cutting conductors with cable cutters  

Shear cutting

When it comes to cutting conductors and cables in the upper cross section range up to 1400 mm2, ratchet-driven cable cutters are the solution. Here, the finely stepped down drives also keep the required manual force to a minimum. Both versions, with direct and indirect force transmission, feature special cutting geometries which help to ensure ease of movement and can be relied upon to produce burr-free right-angle cuts.

Bite cutting conductors

Cutting the conductor with a cutting tool  

Bite cutting

Accidental deformation of the conductor is thereby prevented. The cutting method described above, which is also known as shear cutting, is listed under the generic term “splitting” in DIN 8588. The two blades move toward and past one another and cut (shear) the material without burring. Bite cutting involves two wedge-shaped blades which move toward one another to cut the material. The wedge angle set for the blades is deliberately large and therefore stable. In addition to the hardening of the entire tool, the cutting area is subsequently hardened again inductively. This makes it possible to sever even extremely hard materials such as piano wire and spring steel with a tensile strength of up to 2300 N/mm2 without damaging the tool. Bite cutting is suitable only to a limited extent for cutting through cables and lines.

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