Caretta Technology is an Italian company that has worked in the field of projecting and building of cutting machines for more than 20 years. The main technologies designed and produced within Caretta’s own manufacturing facilities include: water-jet machines, plasma machines and laser machines.

Manual and automatic armaments

The experience, the know-how, the research and the development of our company and staff enables Caretta to engage in the defence industry by designing and manufacturing manual and automatic armaments for demilitarisation facilities with water-jet cutting systems, cryogenic, steam and hot water.

High-pressure technology solutions for conventional ammunition disposal

A joint effort between Caretta Technology’s demilitarisation department and its research and development branch has resulted in the construction of a user-friendly system which is able to apply the concept of high-pressure technology from 500bar to 6000bar used in cleaning and cutting to explosive removal, recycling or disposal of all conventional ammunition.

The waterjet demilitarisation system, which is specialized in cutting and spraying of medium and large tires. Thanks to this kind of machine the rubber of the tire is removed from the metal structure of the tire. The granules and powder of various particle sizes are heat treated “dry” and then divided by ferrous material.
3D double bridge waterjet: The precision of the water-jet and its speed allows it to develop the potential for drilling and chamfering high thickness. The double bridge allows to perform double machining in hidden time, to use different technologies in different trucks and it makes possible to use single or double cart.
The waterjet 3D integrated with active compensation system: The 3D medium water-jet system is used in many fields of work. Thanks to its special design it allows maximum flexibility and customisation according to the user’s requirements and it can be expanded by adding additional modules in order to increase the working area.
Bomb from the second world war: Thanks to the water-jet system Caretta is able to work in the demilitarisation department cutting bombs, torpedoes, naval mines and rockets from the First and Second World Wars. The water-jet cutting is a method of cold cutting; it doesn’t cause stress to the metal or modifications to the structure of the material.
Joystick console with camera: In order to cut the findings of first and second world-war explosives, Caretta uses an external joystick with DOM cameras to control the movements of the cutting machine.
Anti-tank mine of the Second World War: Thanks to the water-jet system Caretta's demilitarisation department can cut bombs, torpedoes, naval mines, rockets and more from the First and Second World War. The water-jet cutting is a method of cold cutting; it doesn’t cause stress to the metal or modifications to the structure of the material.

Minimising demil method effects through recycling processes

Traditional ‘demil methods’ (dumping, burning and detonation) are ineffective and banned in many countries due to the environmental damage caused.

Caretta Technology understands the dangers and lasting impact on the environment these conventional solutions create, which is why our staff is working towards a recycling process solution that will save costs and minimise all emissions to air and water.

Explosives handling of First and Second World War ammunition

Caretta Technology’s demilitarisation division has a lot of experience with militaries in safely containing and detonating First and Second World War ammunition, from small arms to large torpedoes, bombs, aerial bombs, naval mines, depth charges, anti-tank mines, anti-personnel mines, rockets/missiles including cluster munitions for armed forces and defense industry.

We use cryogenic technology to freeze ammunition and / or its components, and can also provide services for the crushing and the separation of various components.

Cutting and explosives handling machines for ministries of defence

Caretta Technology has already produced machines that are working for the Italian Ministry of Defense both for cutting and explosives handling.

Caretta Group is working for several companies located all over Europe in the demilitarisation field.

Our targets are:

  • Packaging / repackaging of ammunition in approved boxes or containers
  • Design of layout facilities
  • Logistics and complete security
  • Full responsibility in all processes
  • Recycling and reuse of energy
  • Recovery and recycling of metals
  • Advice and supply of turnkey plants demilitarisation, equipment and processes

About Caretta Technology

Caretta Technology Cutting Department, a division of the Caretta Group, provides specialised waterjet machines, waterjet cutting and water cutting machines, among others, to handle explosives and ammunitions disposal efficiently and within environmentally sustainable methods.