A pyro cutter can be mechanically, electrically or laser initiated. After initiation, energetic material drives a blade to forcibly slice the target material. Energetic loading, blade geometry, anvil geometry, and structural materials are all variable based on target and application requirements. Time from input of firing energy to completely severing the target material is on the order of several milliseconds for most applications.
Cable cutters, releasing parachutes, cutting tubes, our pyrotechnic devices are commonly used as a release mechanism to help function multiple kinds of systems. An example is the deployment of multiple satellites utilizing our pyro cutters to release the satellites on command, when commanded. All of our pyrotechnic fasteners are available in various lengths, styles, and materials to best fit the mission need.