CUTTERS SYSTEMS PROVEN FOR OVER 30 YEARS
PROPELLER MOUNTED SHIP CUTTERS
The cutting force increases in direct proportion to the resistance sensed by the stationary cutter assembly. This shearing action means that the cutting blades never actually come into contact with each other. Hydrophilic and bronze surface bearings maintain precise cutter positioning when a resistance occurs. With each rotation, the cutters pass each other gliding on a thin lubricating film of water or within a few thousandths of each other, thus avoiding surface wear during long passages. The stationary cutter centers itself in the cutter guides as it passes through with each revolution of the propeller.
SHAFT MOUNTED CUTTERS
Similar to the Propeller Mounted Systems, lines are wound down to the propeller hub and cut before the next revolution. However, the Shaft Mounted Systems is clamped on the shaft, riding on its inertial force with a blade hydroplaning on a Kevlar/Teflon bearing and is held stationary by a wedge holding block which is installed on the strut held by three screws. Watch these examples below:
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