Hydraulic breaching tools are used by SWAT and Special Operations personnel to breach high strength steel doors. Using this type of entry is a substitute to thermal cutting or explosive entry. Thermal cutting takes longer and the new explosive weight to for breaching would be in excess of allowable limits for the environment.
How do hydraulic breaching tools work?
When explosive forced entry is not an option, hydraulically spreading the door may be your best option. The hydraulic spreader is placed between door frames. When actuated the hydraulic mechanism pushes the frame apart allowing the door to be opened.
What are the benefits of using hydraulic breaching tools?
Take advantage of hydraulic breaching tools when explosive entry is not an option. Hydraulic pressure can be applied manually by the use of a pneumatic hand pump or the use of electronic hydraulic activation. When actuated the door frame is spread apart allowing the door to be accessed.