Compact Guide Wire Cutting Tool for ROVs
Posted by Irina Tabakina
Allspeeds launched Webtool ROV cutting tools designed to cut steel guide wires used during subsea installation. Suitable for wire up to 30mm diameter, the WCO30 tools are a compact and reliable alternative. The heavy duty WCO30D and WCO30DLP (high pressure and low pressure versions) wire cutters are suitable for steel wire ropes up to Ø30mm (1.181 in.) with a maximum tensile strength of 1960N/mm and high grade wire up to Ø28mm (1.102 in.) with tensile strength 2160n/mm. With its corrosion resistant stainless steel body with Nitrotec coated alloy steel cylinder, the hydraulically operated WCO30 tool is designed for use in severe working conditions. The WCO30 cutting tool can be used at any water depth, with pressure compensation on the hydraulic supply. Weighing 13kg in water, the high pressure WCO30D uses 700bar maximum input pressure.
(As published in the October 2015 edition of Marine Technology Reporter - http://www.marinetechnologynews.com/Magazine)