New Car Technology
It’s all about smart tool design
1. New Car Technology (NCT) blade design
These characteristic U-shaped blades have two advantages:
• They can surround the wide pillars of modern cars
• They automatically pull the material into the cutting recess, close to the i-Bolt, which is the strongest
point of the cutter. This results in a superior cutting performance.
2. Optimized cutting edge
Durability meets performance. We’ve optimized the
cutting edge for a long blade life and a superior cutting
performance on modern cars.
The i-Bolt is a fl at central bolt construction squeezing
the blades together directly and more tightly, which
minimizes blade separation. The result is a better
cutting performance. It also gives you the advantage
of better access into narrow spaces.
4. High-grade steel blades
High-pressure hydraulic tools can generate extremely
high forces. That’s why our tools are constructed of
the highest quality materials. This means you can use
them for the most challenging applications, over and
Try for yourself
Lighter and more ergonomic than ever, combined with
the best results on modern vehicles: this summarizes
our new 5000 series cutters. Of course, the best way
to judge them is to test them yourself. This will surely
get you convinced of their outstanding performance
on new cars. Contact our Holmatro sales representative
now for a demonstration on location.
What is cutting performance?
As a rescuer you want to work with a cutter that delivers the best cutting performance.
If you are mainly active in the field of vehicle rescue, this should be a cutter performing optimally on (new) cars.
But what is actual cutting performance? Is it the maximum force you find in the technical specifications?
Is it reflected by the cutter classifications of the international EN 13204 and NFPA 1936 standards?
Or are there any other determining factors?
This is a theoretical, calculated value. If you would have a cutter with blades made of paper this value
would remain the same. So it does not say anything about real cutting performance.
Both the EN 13204 and NFPA 1936 standards have drawn up performance rating systems for hydraulic
cutters, which are used by independent certification authorities such as UL and TÜV.
The classification a cutter gets is based on its capacity to cut a certain number of material profiles in different
shapes and sizes.
Although this is an accurate and objective way of measuring cutting capacity, it does not give you an
indication of a cutter’s performance on (new) vehicle construction.
Actual cutting performance
At Holmatro we believe that the best rescue tools are developed on the basis of practical application.
So when it comes to vehicle extrication you need a cutter that performs optimally on (new) cars.
Our New Car Technology cutters are specially designed to deal with the latest vehicle construction.
Extensive testing on the latest prototypes shows they even have lots of capacity left for the future (see figure 1).
Their superior cutting performance on modern vehicles has got nothing to do with maximum forces or cutting
It’s all about smart tool design.