TiNi’s Cable Cutter uses powerful Bellville springs in conjunction with a specially designed blade and anvil to sever high strength Stainless Steel cables. This is an effective means to release payloads in emergency applications such as Search & Rescue. As with all TiNi products, it is fully resettable and available in a variety of sizes and embodiments.
TINI CABLE CUTTER OFFERS THE FOLLOWING ADVANTAGES:
NEA (Non-Explosive Actuators) – As with all TiNi products, the Cable Cutter is non-pyrotechnic and field reset-able with a minimum qualified life of 100 cycles for the Actuator, and 10 cycles for the replaceable Anvil and Blade.
Field Reset-able and Reliable – The Cable Cutter is reset by re-cocking the Bellville stack which can be accessed through ports machined in the sides of the Actuator upper housing.
Redundant Firing Circuit – As with all TiNi Actuators a redundant SMA circuit is incorporated. This provides complete electrical redundancy as well as mechanical redundancy for the critical TiNi trigger element.
Fast Acting – By directly passing current through the SMA element, TiNi Cable Cutters perform in millisecond time frame making them ideal for instantaneous release applications such as those encountered in search and rescue operations.
Auto Shut-Off Switches – Simple Auto Shut Off Switches are incorporated into each Cable Cutter to protect the TiNi Trigger. This makes them very “user friendly” and operable from a wide range of current and voltages.