July 20, 2011
Seatek Company, which pioneered the labor saving Roto-Split to cut armored cables has introduced a new model in its Roto-Skinner line.  The Patent Pending rotary cutting RSK-185 was designed especially for armored umbilical cables used on underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs).  The same tool can also have applications for cables subject to great stress, such as oceanography research or mining operations. These cables usually are constructed with outer steel strands made of high strength steel wires.  To make an electrical or fiber optic connection several feet of these multiple strands must be removed.  This operation can be performed with hand tools, however because of the large number of wires to be cut it is extremely time-consuming and great caution must be taken to prevent damage to the cable core. This cordless cutting tool is powered by 18V lithium-ion batteries.  Clamp the RSK-185 over the cable and rotate it around the cable make perfect ring-cuts.  A specially designed pre-set concentric stop, coupled with the abrasive wheel penetrating mechanism allows the operator to safely reach the proper depth of cut stop thus preventing core damage. The Roto-Skinner is a great labor saving product simplifying armored cable preparation and preventing possible injuries while using manual tools.
  • powered by 18V lithium-ion batteries
  • pre-set concentric stop
  • safely reach the proper depth of cut stop