Cable management solutions specialist, HellermannTyton, has extended its EVO range of ergonomic cable tie application tools with the launch of its EVO cut, a professional cutting tool for safely removing plastic cable ties from cable assemblies and wiring harnesses.
The EVO cut tool is suitable for removing interior and exterior serrated plastic cable ties of different sizes on both flexible and rigid bundles – preventing risk of cable damage to the insulation of bundled cables that can easily occur when cutting through ties with side cutters or knives.
Like the professional EVO cable tie guns, the EVO cut is a lightweight cutting tool that is easy to operate with one hand; a simple squeeze of the lever moves the integrated jaw blades effortlessly through the tie band. The tool’s nose piece centres it on the cable tie and ensures that only the tie strap is sliced, not the underlying cable insulation.
Jasmina Prill, tool systems product manager at HellermannTyton, reports: “We developed the EVO cut in response to requests for a safer way of removing plastic cable ties from high value cable assemblies.” She added that using the tool helps the company’s customers ensure the integrity of “electrical and data wiring in their critical systems whenever cable ties need to be removed during maintenance, repair or modification”.
The new EVO cut is supplied with three interchangeable nose pieces, which correspond to a wide range of HellermannTyton plastic cable ties of different widths and thicknesses, including:
The two nose pieces not in use can be slotted onto the end of the tool for secure, convenient storage.
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