Pneumatic Guillotine/Pneumatic Cutter

Pneumatic Guillotine

Severs Bars or Cables in Milliseconds


Designed to sever the cable of a device in tow in the event of an emergency, Marotta’s Pneumatic Guillotine is the first pneumatic cutter to replace pyrotechnics in a military application.  The Pneumatic Guillotine is also ideal for in-flight refueling hose and drogue applications. 

By using high-pressure compressed air, Marotta’s Pneumatic Guillotine eliminates costly pyrotechnics and their associated blast residue, improving safety, maintenance and logistics issues.  Designed with high reliability and long service life in mind, the anvil and blade are repairable, and the entire system is depot replaceable.

 
Features:
  • Millisecond operation
  • Manual actuator override
  • Blade and anvil repairable
  • Qualified MIL-STD-810
  • Qualifies MIL-STD-R-8573
Cable Cutter Assembly

A technically simple piston based design, with an actuator force of 8,900 lbs.  Equipped with a manual override which allows the cutter to be activated in the event of a loss of pressure.  Meets MIL-STD-810.


Pressure Vessel

Provides pressurized volume of gas sufficient to stroke the guillotine cutter. Vessel meets requirements of MIL-STD-R-8573 including gunfire fragmentation.


Solenoid Valve

3-way, 2-position solenoid valve (Model MV74) is a core product of Marotta for over 40 years and used with great success over a wide variety of aerospace applications. Equipped with a manual override which allows the cutter to be activated in the event of a loss of power.


NOTE: The listed performance data may represent specific program requirements and not the design limitations of the technology.