Over the past few years the A-, B- and C-pillars in modern cars have become substantially wider, deeper and thus stronger. These developments have obviously been made to increase occupant safety.
However, at the same time they have created a more difficult barrier for rescuers during victim extrication efforts after a collision. To surround and cut these expanding and increasingly complex vehicle constructions Holmatro has developed a brand new cutter: the CU 4055 C NCT™ II.
This cutter, the strongest from Holmatro so far, combines a wide blade opening (202 mm) and deeper reach with a significant cutting force of 1018 kN / 103.8 t.
New Car Technology
The CU 4055 C NCT™ II belongs to Holmatro's second generation of New Car Technology cutters. Its characteristic U-shaped blades are specifically designed to cut the advanced constructions and hard materials found in modern vehicles. Moreover, they do this with far more efficiency and at a much lower working pressure than possible with regular ‘General Purpose' type blades.
Holmatro's NCT™ blades pull the material into the cutting recess, where the cutting force is at its maximum. This results in a more controlled and smoother cut.
Being part of Holmatro's 4000-series this new cutter is equipped with many innovative features such as i-Bolt Technology (flat central bolt construction for better access, and superior cutting performance), single hose CORE™ Technology and LED lighting in the carrying handle.