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Holmatro’s battery-driven shear offers 65 tonnes of cutting force

At the IFAT show in Munich on May 14-18, hydraulic cutting technology provider Holmatro will unveil what is claimed to be the first battery-driven cutter for heavy industrial applications up to 65 tonnes.

Based on the company’s powerful industrial mobile cutters and the proven technology for its rescue battery cutters, Holmatro has developed a complete new range of battery cutters specially designed for the recycling, demolition, dismantling and replacement industries. Holmatro’s industrial battery cutter range is an extension of the current mobile ICU cutter portfolio, only cordless.

According to the company, the benefits of cordless, battery-powered tools are obvious: ‘The absence of the hose allows the user a total freedom of movement. The user can start working immediately just by pressing the on-off button. The inline control handle with 360° access is always within reach. And in combination with the ergonomic carrying handle, an optimal work comfort is provided – even in the most difficult positions.’

The battery is positioned on top of the tool. This makes it always accessible and easy to change, even in narrow spaces. The battery is based on proven lithium-ion battery technology that combines ‘a long battery life with a high capacity’ for maximum operational use. ‘Therefore, the cutters offer the exact same performance as their hose equivalent, with a maximum cutting force of 65 tonnes,’ it is explained.

The drive unit of the battery pump contains ‘an ultra-efficient, light and low-noise’ direct-drive system. A powerful motor drives the hydraulic pump directly, at increased speed. According to Holmatro, electronic speed control is maintained at maximum speed during the entire operation – ‘even at high tool loads or when the battery voltage drops’.

At IFAT, Holmatro can be found in hall B4, booth 547

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