Holmatro launches the first battery cutter in the market for heavy industrial cutting up to 65 tonnesNews overview
9 May 2018
Battery driven hydraulic cutters for heavy industrial cutting applications. A solution that wasn’t available on the market until now. Based on our powerful industrial mobile cutters and the proven technology for our rescue battery cutters, Holmatro developed a complete new range of battery cutters specially designed for recycling, demolition, dismantling and replacement industries.
Holmatro is known worldwide for hydraulic cutting. And while their cutters handle most applications, some situations require special attention; namely, performing cuts in confined or obstructed areas. Holmatro’s answer is the new industrial battery cutter. Still engineered for cutting hard materials quickly and with precession, it’s the perfect alternative when space is limited and a pump may get in the way. Because the cutter offers more flexibility to the operator, time and money will be saved compared to the traditional cutter, hose and pump combination.
Holmatro’s industrial battery cutter range is an extension of the current mobile ICU cutter range, only cordless. Cordless simply means that the cord, or in this case 'the hose', has been eliminated, freeing the tool from any external power source. The benefits of cordless, battery-powered tools are obvious. The absence of the hose allows the user a total freedom of movement. The user can start working immediately just by pressing the on-off button. The inline control handle with 360° access is always within reach. And in combination with the ergonomic carrying handle an optimal work comfort is provided, even in the most difficult positions. The battery is positioned on top of the tool. This makes it always accessible and easy to change, even in narrow spaces.
Battery tools are emission-free, which makes them healthier for the user and the environment. The battery of Holmatro’s new industrial cutters is based on the proven lithium-ion battery technology that combines a long battery life with a high capacity for maximum operational use. Therefore, the cutters offer the exact same performance as their hose equivalent, with a maximum cutting force of 65 tonnes. The drive unit of the battery pump contains an ultra-efficient, light and low-noise direct-drive system. A powerful motor drives the hydraulic pump directly, at increased speed. Electronic Speed Control maintains this maximized speed during the entire operation, even at high tool loads or when the battery voltage drops.
Holmatro’s industrial battery cutters are designed for rugged use in the hardest conditions. The cutters are constructed from high-grade aluminum resulting in strong yet very light tools. They have a very sustainable construction and are outstanding in the safety of their operation. Attributes such as the dead man’s function, shielding of all moving parts, greatly limit the chances of accidents happening. The robust housing of the battery pump is all weather proof. That also applies to the electronics inside the battery pump. The circuit board is small and fully sealed to protect it against moisture and dust. The battery tools passed the NFPA required drop testing and have an IP54 protection rating against dust and splashing water from any direction.
In total 11 battery driven hydraulic cutters including accessories are presented by Holmatro.