Birmingham-based DiMart has introduced a steel armoured cable stripping tool that can cut into both the outer insulation and the protective steel strands underneath both circumferentially and longitudinally.
The SACS tool (steel armoured cable stripper) provides a fast, safe and accurate alternative for electrical engineers, many of which still use the traditional method of hacksaw and sharp knife.
“I wanted to develop a product that would eliminate mistakes and reduce injuries,” explains Martin Barrett, managing director of DiMart and a certified electrician, who came up with the concept of SACS while working on theatre lighting grip installs. “I looked at what products were already available but none offered an ‘all in one’ solution.”
The tool works by first performing the circumferential cut on the insulation and steel strands, it is then rotated 90° to permit cutting of just the insulation in a longitudinal manner to allow the cable to be terminated via the use of a gland. Appropriate for cable diameters ranging from 12mm to 35mm, the tool was introduced mid-November 2009.
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