|Title||Precise cutting without recoil: The ergonomic EVO9 cable tie tool|
|Description||Precise cutting without recoil: The ergonomic EVO9 cable tie tool
The non-stop tying and cutting of mounting cable ties is an energy-sapping task for many assembly line workers. The jarring recoil that occurs when standard tools shear off the excess plastic band behind the tie head places great strain on the joints and ligaments. This can lead to injury and illness-related absences. Thanks to a piece of clever engineering, help is now at hand in the form of HellermannTyton’s EVO9 – a safer and more effective manual cable tie tool.
“The EVO9 is part of a new generation of processing tools for plastic cable ties used in heavy-duty applications”, explains product manager Jan Göllner. Focus was placed on ergonomics and the health of the user while developing the EVO9. “The integrated technology eliminates much of the recoil incurred when cutting a cable tie with traditional tools“. This significantly reduces the stress on the wrists and muscles of the user – even when working with the largest cable ties for heavy-duty application, where the tying strength is higher and the force of the recoil is stronger.
Standard processing tools tighten and cut the heavy-duty cable tie in one go, which can generate recoil proportional to the width of the plastic band. Over a period of time, this repetitive jarring can damage the operative’s wrist.A piece of clever engineering makes the EVO9 different. Thanks to the integrated TLC (Tension/Lock/Cut) technology, the tool tightens the cable tie and then cuts the band after it is locked in place. The recoil, which makes cutting large quantities of cable ties over an extended period of time strenuous, can hardly be felt at all. The working life of the stainless steel blade is also positively affected by this: Up to one million cable ties can be applied before replacement is necessary.The EVO9 cable tie tool offers even more advantages. Unlike other cable tie guns, side cutters or cutter knives, the EVO9 cuts the cable ties flush. “In this case, flush means that the cable band is cut precisely at the head of the cable tie. Working with other tools often leaves a sharp or jagged nub, which can lead to injury”, says Göllner, while running his thumb over the smooth end of the cut tie.
First customers report that they find the EVO9 cable tie gun easy and enjoyable to use. It is very light and comfortable to hold. The tool can be used flexibly and is operated with minimal manual force. This means that installers find it easy to use even in areas that are difficult to reach, such as engine compartments. Another big plus: the tension can be adjusted precisely using the adjustment knob, which provides 33 different positions for even the thickest plastic cable ties. And a 3-position quick adjustment feature enables the user to switch quickly between different applications.
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