Wire sawing is a method of saw-cutting that utilizes a braided cable impregnated with diamonds to cut concrete, steel, etc.
The cable is strung around or through the object to be cut. The saw then creates high tension using a series of pulleys; the wire is “pulled” across the surface. The wire saw unit draws up the slack in the cable using a cassette of pulleys inside the wire saw unit itself.
There is no limit to the thickness or size of an object the wire saw can cut through. A wire saw is an excellent tool where noise or vibrations from more traditional methods of saw-cutting and demolition are not permitted. Wire sawing allows the cutting of very large, thick, or complicated structures using an endless loop of wire and a series of pulleys.
WIRE SAWING APPLICATIONS
- Mining industry
- Bridge and dam cutting
- Able to perform underwater cuts
- Used to make foundation and structural modifications