Safely cut chain faster and with more precision
Enerpac is changing the way users cut chain. The new Chain Cutters from Enerpac are designed to be faster, safer and offer more precision than cutting with torches, angle grinders and cut-off tools.
Traditional chain cutting methods are slow to cut through chain:
Enerpac Chain Cutters cut 1” chain in 35 seconds. Chain cutters feature quick cutting of ¾” to 1 ¼” chain in 35 seconds and up to 5/8” in 6 seconds which helps ursers get the job done faster.
Safety and health risks
Torches, angle grinders and cut-off tools are potentially hazardous when used to cut chain. The introduction of flames, shooting sparks, dust and smoke into the workplace requires operators to wear specialized PPE, including flame retardant clothing and respirators.
Cut-off tool and angle grinder safety risks
Cut-off tools and angle grinders are leading causes of injuries to operators’ hands, arms and faces. In addition to cut-off tools coming in contact with the operator and causing trauma, cut-off wheels can also explode because of:
Torch safety risks
Cutting chain with a torch can be dangerous for the operator cutting the chain, as well as the end user of the chain. Consider these risks when cutting chain with a torch:
Precise cutting is crucial when cutting chain. If the operator’s cutting tool makes contact with the adjacent chain link to the link being cut with an angle grinder, cut-off tool or torch the link is now defective. Defective links create re-work and safety issues. Operators must:
The Enerpac Chain Cutter is a safer cutting solution as it quickly drives through the chain link while the transparent shield contains any debris. The electric powered hydraulic cutter has angled blades that allow for precise cutting of chain links without damaging adjacent links. When it comes to cutting chain, the Enerpac Chain Cutter is the right tool that makes all the difference.
For more information, please visit http://www.enerpac.com.