Safety from a distance

Safety is again at the heart of this new cutting tool development from Klauke. If there is a way to lower the risk when cutting cables, then this is the answer. In collaboration with experts from the utilities sector, two new cutters have been launched. They work by remote control, keeping you distanced from any potential dangers.

In contrast to overground power distribution systems, it is not always possible to trace underground systems, making it difficult to guarantee a voltage-free condition. In this case, it is better to create distance to the cutting location, keeping the operator clear from arc-flash and flying spark hazards. Cable that is still under tension can be extremely dangerous.

The two pistol-grip style tools handle cable diameters of 65mm (ESG65RMCCFM) and 105mm (ESG105RMCCFM) and can slice through tough steel armouring seen on many underground cables. The operation is controlled from a Bluetooth handset from up to 70 meters away. Integrated LEDs on the handset indicate not only the operation of the tool but also confirm that the blade has cut completely through the cable. This is achieved by a patented blade position sensor that continuously checks the position of the blades. If they overlap completely, the cut is confirmed visually and acoustically from the handset.

These two new tools further enhance the ‘Safety’ message and complement the well-known advantages of all Klauke Next Generation Tools.

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