Pyrotechnic Cutter

Pyrotechnic cutters are used to sever a multitude of materials and cross-sectional shapes. Common targets used with ordnance cutting devices include: steel, electrical or fiber optic cables, aluminum, titanium, copper, Kevlar, vectran, zylon, bolts, tubes and woven fiber cords/lines and straps.

Bolt Cutter

Bolt cutters in a myriad of sizes for a myriad of targets.

Tube Cutter

Multiple targets, Target Combinations, Corrugated Steel Tubing (shown)

Cord Cutter

Kevlar, vectran, zylon. It makes no matter, none are a match for our cord cutters.

Strap Cutter

Reefing Line, Parachutes, Cargo Straps

Cable Cutter

Small, medium and large cable cutters.

Wire Cutter

Cut hot wires with great precision. And safety.

Working on a project needing a cutter?

Precision engineered, tailor made to your specifications, to cut:

  1. Bolts
  2. Cables
  3. Kevlar
  4. Vector
  5. Zylan
  6. Cargo Straps
  7. Reefing Lines
  8. Parachute Straps
  9. Tubes
  10. Corrugated Steel Tubes
  11. Hot wires
  • 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.

  • Pyrotechnic cutters are used to sever steel, electrical or fiber optic cables, bolts, tubes and woven fiber cords/lines on a multitude of applications. Typical applications for pyro cutters are stage separation systems, staging parachute systems ( reefing lines ), opening electrical or fiber optic line circuits, releasing pre-loaded / folded assemblies ( i.e. wing, fin, etc.) and releasing cargo or munitions restrained by cords, flight termination systems (FTS) and balloon tethering.

  • We have designed and manufactured 100’s of different cutters for 100’s of applications. Qualified and used in various military, commercial, and aerospace platforms including spacecraft, launch vehicles, aircraft (military and commercial), satellites and multiple missile platforms.

  • Operating Temperature
    -54°C to +71°C

    Function Time
    With the application of the All-Fire current, Cutter will completely sever the Target in 20 milliseconds maximum

    Altitude
    10,000 feet underwater to Mars

    Applicable Specifications
    Qualified for:

    MIL-DTL-23659
    MIL-STD-1512
    MIL-STD-1576
    MIL-HDBK-83578

    Target Materials
    PacSci EMC has designed pyro cutters for the following targets:

    Cables ranging from 1/16 to 1.0 inch diameter
    High strength steel bolts and tubes up to ½ inch diameter
    Woven fiber cords and straps ranging from 1/16 diameter to 2.0 inch wide

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ENVELOPE/INTERFACE DESIGN

Geometric interface features and severing performance can be customized to meet customer application.