The Core Cutter is designed for high quality splitting of plastic lined cores. The longitudinal splitting mechanism is operated automatically with an electrical motor.
Soft liners with up to 2 mm wall thickness will be cut with two hooked blades.
Thicker walled liners can be cut using a combination of 2 rotating compass saws (that can be accurately set to cut part way into the liner) and the hooked blades that finish the cut. These cutting techniques negligibly contaminates the sample with plastic cutting waste. Thus, perfectly clean core surfaces can be obtained. A ‘cutting wire’ is used for manual splitting of unconsolidated core material