Diamond wire cutting is a method that allows us to cut almost any large concrete or masonry structure. It’s a the ideal tool for cutting concrete, isolating and removing reinforced concrete such as bridge sections, jetties, columns and beams. It comes in particularly useful where extremely thick or awkward shapes need to be cut.
The diamond wire saw is not as complicated as it sounds. The mechanism is in the form of a diamond-beaded wire that is wrapped around the structure and guided by pulleys that are powered by a hydraulic pack.
To set up the wire, an experienced engineer would start by feeding the wire through a series of pulleys and take up the tension that’s suited to the operating engineers requirements.
Once in position, the wire is pulled round and rotated at 25 linear meters per second. Thus, enabling the diamond wire saw to cut the material as it’s pulled through. During which, free flowing water is used to cool and flush out any unwanted material as it’s pulled through.
Below are several key benefits of Diamond Wire cutting that outline why it’s such a popular and useful tool throughout the deconstruction sector.