Elpress HKL/ KL Hydraulic Cutting Tools

Product overview

Elpress HKL/ KL Features

Elpress HKL/ KL Hydraulic Cable Cutting Tools is a series of hydraulic cable cutters covering almost all needs for cutting power cables and OH-line wires. The cutting heads can be operated with Elpress Foot Pump P4000, Elpress Battery and Mains Operated Electrohydraulic Pump PS710 or Elpress Mains Powered Pump P1000. The cutting capacity of any cutting tool may vary due to conductor design, insulation thickness, hardness of materials, etc.. Not suitable for steel wire and wire reinforced cable.

General Information

To strip insulation from cable there are the EMBLA, EMBLA RA, TOR and ODEN tools. They strip from approximately 0,02mm2 up to ∅ 40mm cable. The tools feature high precision, ergonomic adaptation, user friendliness and reliability.

Tools are available in several variants for cutting Cu and Al cable up to approximately Ø 85mm. In addition to the simplest mechanical tools that cut cable up to Ø 20mm, there is a wide range of hydraulic tools for cutting cable up to approx 85mm.

The size of the conductor that the tools can handle mainly depends on the type of conductor to cut, whether it is a LV or MV cable and the class of the conductor. The hardness of the conductor’s material also affects the results. For example, the PKL54C is capable of cutting type Cu FKKJ 4 x 95 mm2 low voltage cable or Al AKKJ 4 x 240mm2 or MV cable type Al AXLJ 3 x 150mm2. The insulation takes some space on the medium voltage cable which is why it can be restrictive.

Finally, for the preparation of medium voltage cables, 12-24 kV and removal of conducting layers and PEX insulation, tools FBS1722 and FBS1723 are available.

For more information on Elpress HKL/ KL Hydraulic Cable Cutting Tools, consult PDF File or Technical Data Table below.

*Technical Data subject to change without notice.

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Technical Data

Part No. Max Ø Conductor Net Weight Dimensions (L x W x H)
Elpress HKL40 40 6,058 kg 645 x 165 x 85 mm
Elpress HKL55 55 4,133 kg 560 x 140 x 55 mm
Elpress HKL85 85 7,6 kg 745 x 190 x 72 mm
Elpress KL40 40 4,7 kg 285 x 105 x 85 mm
Elpress KL55 55 3,5 kg 300 x 110 x 55 mm
Elpress KL85 85 6,7 kg 385 x 170 x 75 mm

Additional Information

Technical Specifications:

Hydraulic Manual Cutters

Hydraulic Cutting Heads







Max. opening Ø 40 Ø 55 Ø 85
Max. cutting force, KN  88 43 55
Max. cutting capacity, examples.
Copper cable Ø 40  400 (500) mm2  630mm2
Cu annealed solid conductor Ø 20
Cu rod Ø 30
Aluminium cable Ø 40


 3 x 240 + 95 mm2


  3 x 240 + 95 mm2

630 (800) mm2

Al annealed solid conductor Ø 25
Al bar Ø 40
Telephone cable Ø 55
Steel wire (<180 daN/mm2) Ø 11
Steel rod Ø 18

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