Milwaukee press release:
Milwaukee® Delivers First One-Handed Overhead Transmission Line Cutting Experience
Milwaukee Tool continues to expand its line of FORCE LOGIC™* High Force Tools for utility lineman with the introduction of the M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ Hydraulic Overhead Cable Cutter.
A SELF-LATCHING JAW DESIGN ENABLES OPENING WITH JUST ONE HAND, ENHANCING ALIGNMENT WHILE DELIVERING EASIEST OPERATION WITH CLASS 3 GLOVES. THE WIRE AUTOMATICALLY CLOSES THE JAW, PROVIDING HANDS-FREE JAW CLOSURE AND THE EASIEST MID-SPAN CUTS.
“The wire automatically closes the jaw, providing hands-free jaw closure and the easiest mid-span cuts.”
“Hand ratchet tools put strain on the body and are difficult to use. Cordless transmission cutters are large, challenging to align, and have a latch-style cutting head that is extremely awkward to close around the wire during mid-span cuts. This ultimately makes set-up a three-handed operation,” said Jochen Herterrich, Sr. Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “Our self-latching design enables users to open the jaw with just one hand for easier alignment straight to the wire. During those mid-span cuts, the wire automatically closes the jaw so the user doesn’t need to juggle with pins or awkward reaching. Fully balanced, this new solution delivers the best control for linemen.”
The fastest transmission cutter on the market, the new M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ Hydraulic Overhead Cable Cutter makes up to 60% faster cuts in 1046-AL1/45-ST1A ACSR-Cable. Equipped with an M18™ REDLITHIUM-ION™ 5.0 Ah battery, it can deliver more than 200 cuts per charge.
As a complete problem-solving solution, the M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ Hydraulic Overhead Cable Cutter is compatible with the digital platform, One-Key™, which allows the user to sync the tool wirelessly with their mobile device or desktop. Users will be able to monitor tool inventory, including tracking the location of missing tools and receiving alerts when lost tools are found. Furthermore, ONE-KEY™** will assist in tracking the utilisation and service interval of the tools to maximise uptime and keep inventory lean.
From the power plant, through transmission and distribution, it is Milwaukee®’s goal to improve reliability and productivity for linemen by offering cordless solutions on one battery platform that will replace the heavy traditional corded, gas and truck hydraulic solutions used today.
* FORCE LOGIC™ is engineered to not only improve upon, but fundamentally change the way high-force tools are used in the field. Through thoughtful design focused on workflow, each tool simplifies a complicated process to deliver the best user experience of its kind and the smartest way to work.
**ONE-KEY™ is the first digital platform for tools and equipment. By integrating industry-leading tool electronics with a custom-built cloud based program, ONE-KEY™ provides a new level of control and access to information that revolutionises the way work gets done. The ability to customise, track and manage through ONE-KEY™ fundamentally changes the way users interact with their tools.
M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ Hydraulic Overhead Cable Cutter (M18 HCC45-522C)
- Hydraulic output force: 8,2 Tons
- Cut capacity: up to 1046-AL1/45-ST1A ACSR
- Length: 42,5 cm
- Weight: 6,0 kg
Includes M18 HCC45 FORCE LOGIC™ Hydraulic Overhead Cable Cutter, side handle, M18™ REDLITHIUM-ION™ 5.0 Ah and 2.0 Ah battery packs, M12™- M18™ fast charger, Milwaukee® carabineer and kitbox.
To find out more about the M18 HCC45, see video footage of it in action or find your nearest store, please visit www.milwaukeetool.eu
NOTES TO EDITORS
Milwaukee® Tool is an industry-leading manufacturer of heavy-duty power tools, accessories and hand tools for professional users worldwide. Since the company began in 1924, Milwaukee® Tool has led the industry in both durability and performance. With an unwavering commitment to the trades, Milwaukee® continues to lead with a focus on providing innovative, trade-specific solutions.
Quality is our highest priority. Starting with an understanding of the professional power tool user’s needs, quality is shaped through the design of superior products, components and processes and is extended through the use of high-grade materials, supplies and stringent in-house/field testing.
The process is completed with the delivery of heavy-duty power tools and accessories that professional users need and demand. Quality has built Milwaukee®’s reputation since 1924, and continues to be the driving force behind its growth.