In addition to its original applications, Webtool ROV tools are also proven in nuclear decommissioning. Webtool guillotine croppers offer several advantages over traditional ‘pincer’ or ‘parrot beak’ type croppers. These tools are extremely proficient in cutting through much larger cross-sections and are not prone to jamming, offering significant time savings for those using the tool.
Webtool guillotine croppers use a cold cutting process. The hydraulically powered tool comprises a jaw containing a blade and an anvil. This makes operation a lot more straightforward – simply position the metal section in the jaw, and activate the tool.
The blades on our Webtool nuclear decommissioning tools are not given to deflection or breakage and once the material is positioned in the cropper it cannot slip out as a result of the cropping action. A further advantage is our unique optional remote anvil and blade changing feature.
Unlike other cutting methods where there is a risk of the item flexing during cutting and either trapping or snapping the blade, closing the guillotine’s anvil locks the component to be cut in the correct position, ensuring the cut is completed successfully every single time.