Cable Cutters

Cable Cutters are used to remotely sever wire rope, data transmission cables, composite towing tethers, structural cables and solid structural members.

CAD Cable Cutters can be procured in a number of configurations, including removable anvil type to accommodate cables/members that are anchored on both ends. Electrical connections can be made via flying leads, standard connector shells, or fluid/environment resistant cable assemblies. Mounting flanges can be incorporated to accommodate the customer’s specific requirements. Also, some designs can be supplied in a refurbishable configuration, and supported with a supply of refire kits.

As with our other pyrotechnically powered devices, a small amount of electrical energy can liberate a large amount of chemical energy, and translate this to a large amount of mechanical work.

Applications:

  • On-Command severance of various data transmission, tow, or structural wires/cables and solid members.
  • Release of hoisted/slung helicopter loads.
  • Release of damaged/snagged/fouled towed or tethered equipment and sensors.
  • Severance of immobilized/seized tools deployed on undersea vehicles (Manned or Remotely Operated).

Performance:

  • Cutting capacities from 1/16″ to 5″ diameter.
  • Materials cut: Fiber Optics; Stainless Steel Wire Rope; Armored Composite Tether; Steel, Stainless Steel, Titanium, etc. Structural Members.
  • Operating Temperatures of -65° F. to 420° F. (-54° C. to 215° C.)
  • Aerospace/Vacuum to Undersea Applications rated to 15,000 PSI.
  • Materials: Stainless Steel, Inconel, Plated Carbon Steel, Aluminum, Titanium, Beryllium-copper.

 

Cable Cutters
 Part #  Cutting Capacity  Refireable  Temp  All Fire  No Fire   Interface
301115 .046 DIA. NOM. STEEL CABLE NO 0°F TO 140°F 3.5 AMPS MIN. 1A/1W FOR 5 MINUTES 24 AWG UNINSULATED WIRE
301200 1/16 DIA. STEEL WIRE NO -65°F TO +140°F 1.0 AMP MIN. 0.2 AMP MAX. 22 AWG INSULATED WIRE
303104 3/16 DIA. STEEL CABLE YES -65°F TO +165°F 5.0 AMPS MIN./BRIDGEWIRE 1.0 AMP MIN./BRIDGEWIRE BENDIX NO. PC06-8-4S
303105 3/16 DIA. STEEL CABLE NO -65°F TO +165°F 3.5 AMPS MIN./BRIDGEWIRE 1A/1W FOR 5 MINUTES BENDIX NO. PC06-8-4S
303110 3/16 DIA. STEEL CABLE NO -65°F TO +165°F 1.5 AMPS MIN./BRIDGEWIRE 0.5 AMP MAX./BRIDGEWIRE SCREW TERMINAL
303114 3/16 DIA. STEEL CABLE NO -65°F TO +165°F 3.5 AMPS MIN./BRIDGEWIRE 1A/1W FOR 1 MINUTES MAX. SCREW TERMINAL
303115 3/16 DIA. STEEL CABLE NO -65°F TO +165°F 3.5 AMPS MIN./BRIDGEWIRE 1A/1W FOR 1 MINUTES MAX. SCREW TERMINAL
303116 3/16 DIA. STEEL CABLE NO -65°F TO +165°F 2.0 AMPS MIN. 0.5 AMP MAX. 4 CONDUCTOR SHIELDED JACKETED CABLE
303122 3/16 DIA. STEEL CABLE NO -65°F TO +165°F 1.0 AMPS MIN./BRIDGEWIRE 0.4 AMP MAX./BRIDGEWIRE BENDIX NO. PC06E-8-4S (SR)
301204 .266±.004 DIA. STEEL CABLE NO -65°F TO +165°F 5.0 AMPS MIN./BRIDGEWIRE 10 AMPS TOTAL N/A 1/2-20 UNF-3A
9308007 1/4 DIA. STEEL ROD
OR
1/2 DIA. NYLON ROPE
NO -65°F TO +165°F SEE DRAWING TABLE I SEE DRAWING TABLE I SEACON CONNECTOR
PART # MINK-4-CCRL
9312402 11/16 DIA. STEEL CABLE NO -23°F TO +140°F 5.0 AMP MIN. 1A/1W FOR 1 MINUTES MIN. 4 CONDUCTOR, 20 AWG CABLE
WITH SEACON CONNECTOR
PART # RMG-4-MP
314101 7/8 DIA. STEEL CABLE NO -65°F TO +165°F 5.0 AMPS MIN./BRIDGEWIRE 1A/1W MAX. FOR 5 MINUTES MIN. / BRIDGEWIRE BENDIX NO. PC06-8-4S
9348100 2 1/2 DIA. STEEL CABLE YES 32°F TO 155°F 3.5 AMPS MIN. 1A/1W MAX. FOR 5 MINUTES MIN. THRU BRIDGEWIRE SEACON CONNECTOR
PART # MCIL4M
006071 DEVICE SHALL PUNCTURE STEEL,
HEAT TREATED DIAPHRAGM
.023-.025 THK.
NO -35°F TO +165°F 1.0 AMP MIN. 0.2 AMP MAX. FOR 5 MINUTES MIN. GLENAIR CONNECTOR
PART # D38999/49WB5PN
005047 DEVICE SHALL PUNCTURE STEEL,
HEAT TREATED DIAPHRAGM
027-.029 THK.
NO -65°F TO +155°F 8.0 AMPS MIN. 2.0 AMPS FOR 60 SECONDS 4 AWG STRANDED, INSULATED WIRE IAW MIL-W-16878/4, TYPE E
300003 0.1 THK. X 0.5 WD RIBBON CABLE NO -40°F TO +150°F 3.5 AMPS MIN. 1A/1W MAX. FOR 5 MINUTES MIN. 22 AWG STRANDED, INSULATED WIRE IAW MIL-W-16878/22
300005 RIBBON CABLE NO -40°F TO +150°F 3.5 AMPS MIN. 1A/1W MAX. FOR 5 MINUTES MIN. 22 AWG STRANDED, INSULATED WIRE IAW MIL-W-16878/22
303302 1/4 O.D X 1/8 I.D. ALUM. OR COPPER TUBE NO -60°F TO +165°F 1.5 AMPS MIN./BRIDGEWIRE 0.5 AMP MAX./BRIDGEWIRE 20 AWG STRANDED, INSULATED WIRE IAW MIL-W-16878