High strength cutting tool range from Weber Hydraulic

Published:  04 August, 2011

“Our new range of High Strength cutting tools, really do represent the future of cutting,” says Reiner Antritter from Weber Hydraulic in Austria. “A bold statement, but after taking a closer look into the design and development of this revolutionary concept you can clearly see that we have something truly worthwhile to offer.”

Putting High Strength Cutting (HSC) inserts into the blade arrangement of the rescue cutter seems like an obvious solution, but it was only by years of extensive research and investment, along with relentless testing, that something so obviously beneficial was achievable.

“Our design team has excelled itself and brought to market a rescue cutter like no other in the world. Our new 'Xtreme' performance blades are able to cut the latest composite materials. Audi Cabriolet and Mercedes CLK have submitted recent tests on the most up-to-date car posts, and the results are providing testimony to the ability of the new tool. One recent testing scenario saw the 'RSX 200 Plus' cutter make multiple successful cuts through the A-post of the new Audi A3 cabriolet. Many firefighters and experienced RTC personnel will appreciate the strength and reinforcement of such post sections,” adds Reiner.

Weber Hydraulic is not claiming that this cost-effective cutter has the ability to cut all cabriolet posts, nor should there be the need to do so, but when the need occurs for blade replacement then the user can exchange the inserts him self. This life cycle cost benefit is of great interest to those involved in the maintenance and support of their operational equipment, as the cost of the inserts themselves provides significant savings, says Reiner. “The composite make-up of these blades is so specialist that this could be the only rescue cutter to 'stay sharp' during the life of the tool.”

Weber urges any fire and rescue services that have experienced issues with the ability to cut new car materials to trial its new equipment range.

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