Higher cutting and clamping forces with less effort? That's possible. With the functional principle of Power Pliers from GEDORE.
The GEDORE designers make use of the physical equation of moment when actuating a pair of pliers. Unlike other pliers, pliers in the power pliers range have an eccentrically mounted centre of rotation in the inserted joint. The hand torque applied above the pivot point is thus transferred particularly strongly to the cutting edge. Due to the highly optimised effective length, this design increases the cutting force. This guarantees a power saving of 35% compared to other pliers models. The gripping surface, which is shifted to the rear, additionally enhances the cutting force.
In the 1980s, GEDORE Austria was developed into a competence centre for pliers production. Since then, production of the GEDORE pliers range has developed into the main focus of the site in Birkfeld (Austria) and is being consistently expanded.
The current range of pliers produced in Birkfeld extends from the smallest telephone pliers to the largest pipe wrenches. A high vertical range of manufacture, many years of experience in the design of operating equipment and new products as well as a location organised according to modern lean methods form the basis for innovative, new products of outstanding quality, which are delivered all over the world from Styria, the green heart of Austria.
Pliers cutting edges differ in their position and shape. Both characteristics are standardised via DIN ISO 5742, the requirements of which GEDORE fulfils without exception, and in some cases even exceeds.
Pliers with raised cutting edges are particularly suitable for flush cutting. Side cutters and end cutting nippers are also suitable for flush cutting. These two forms are best chosen if the cutting process is repeated frequently; they are significantly more energy-efficient and therefore more efficient in use. If the cutting edges are on the inside, flush cutting is not possible.
Depending on the function and application, a distinction is made between the position of the cutting edges and their shape. Cutting edges without facet, can be found, for example, in pliers for flush cutting of plastics. The required cutting pressure is not very high and soft material such as plastic is not accidentally squashed during cutting. In the electronics sector, the cutting edges have a slight cutting bevel (small facet). Cutting hard types of wire is easiest to handle with cutting edges that have a cutting bevel (facet). The cutting bevel extends the service life of the cutting edge and optimally encloses the hard wire.
The joint of a pair of pliers plays a decisive role in the transmission of force and determines the mechanical connection between the two legs or parts of the pliers. There are three common types of joint. A distinction is made between a joint that is placed on, inserted or pushed through.
In the case of a fitted joint, both legs of the pliers lie on top of each other and are firmly connected by a groove.
GEDORE often uses an inserted joint in the pliers design. This optimally absorbs the force transmitted by the handle and distributes it to the pliers head. The legs of the pliers interlock.
A joint is said to be inserted when the upper leg of the pliers is slit, so to speak, and the second leg of the pliers can be inserted through it. A groove is usually found at the joint, which at the same time serves as an adjusting device.
The designation "TL" includes pliers with blue dipped handle sleeves. The material improves the feel of the pliers and reduces the risk of slipping.
Pliers marked with the article designation "JC" have 2-component handles. These handles offer the user additional comfort and safety. They consist of two different plastic components which guarantee a long life and a secure grip in the hand. In front of the joint of the pliers, there is a trapezoidal bulge on each of the two legs of the handle, which acts as a slip guard. The handles are ergonomically designed to fit the curvature of the inside of the hand. This makes it easier to grip and ensures optimum power transmission. By shifting the gripping zone to the end of the handle, the power transmission is even increased, thus improving the cutting performance.