Compact Universal Orbital Cutter

Developed during CERN’s Long Shutdown 1, this orbital cutting machine has been designed to cut a broad range of pipes of different diameters and materials located in places which are particularly difficult to access. Once mounted on a pipe, the cutter operates autonomously without manual assistance, making it suitable to cut pipes which present health hazards, such as radioactively contaminated pipes.

 

Advantages & Applications

Applications

  • High energy physics laboratories
  • Nuclear facilities
  • Oil and gas industry

Specifications

Features

  • Autonomous cutting, driven by hydraulic motor
  • Flexible diameter (from 100 to 1200 mm)
  • Adaptable circular saw for pipes of different thicknesses and materials
Status
Event
First generation of technology developed. Working prototype.
Licensing
Know-how & detailed design and schematics available