RS-185 Roto-Skinner

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The Patent Pending rotary cutting Roto-Skinner RSK-185 was designed especially for armored umbilical cables used on underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs). The same tool can also have applications for cables subject to great stress, such as oceanography research or mining operations.

These cables usually are constructed with outer steel strands made of high strength steel wires. To make an electrical or fiber optic connection several feet of these multiple strands must be removed. This operation can be performed with hand tools. However, because of the large number of wires to be cut, it is extremely time-consuming and great caution must be taken to prevent damage to the cable core.

This cordless cutting tool is powered by 18V lithium-ion batteries. Clamp the RSK-185 over the cable and rotate it around the cable make perfect ring-cuts. A specially designed pre-set concentric stop, coupled with the abrasive wheel penetrating mechanism allows the operator to safely reach the proper depth of cut stop while preventing core damage.

The Roto-Skinner is a great labor-saving product simplifying armored cable preparation and preventing possible injuries that could occur while using manual tools.

RSK-185 Features:

Ring-Cut cables from 1" to 3" OD or 13mm to 125mm.

Cut cables that normally can not be cut with standard blades such as umbilical cables used on ROV vehicles

A toggle clamp makes it easy to fasten and remove the tool from cables.

Synchronized upper and lower limit stop for accurate wheel positioning and repeatability.

Concentric depth of cut adjustment for blade wear compensation.

Uses 4-1/2 X .045” grinding wheels

Circular handle to guide tool around cable

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