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AMKUS Receives NFPA 1936, 2015 Compliance Certification For Its ION 2.0 Battery Powered Rescue Tool Family
AMKUS Receives NFPA 1936, 2015 Compliance Certification For Its ION 2.0 Battery Powered Rescue Tool Family

AMKUS Rescue Systems has received UL certification of compliance to NFPA 1936, 2015 edition for its ION 2.0 battery powered rescue tool family. The cutter, spreaders, combination tool and ram passed an NFPA-designed series of difficult tests centering on safety and endurance that prove that the tools can live up to the challenging demands that a rescue worker will need. While the NFPA standard allows manufacturers to use test results completed on equivalent models of hydraulic line tools for portions of the battery tool compliance testing, AMKUS is unique in that 100% of the required NFPA tests were completed using the ION tools. Full Array Of Tests The 60-volt battery operates ION 2.0 tools and will power both 60-volt and 20-volt DEWALT tools This means that every component of the ION tools, including the electric motor, electronic circuitry and the hydraulic pump, has been validated based on completing the full array of tests required of NFPA 1936, even the most demanding durability tests. The ION tools all utilize the DEWALT FLEXVOLTTM battery platform. The 60-volt battery operates ION 2.0 tools and will power both 60-volt and 20-volt DEWALT tools. It is the only battery that automatically changes voltages when you change tools, so you can share batteries between ION tools and other tools like saws and drills. ION 2.0 tools carry on the AMKUS tradition of rugged tools that are both balanced and backed by outstanding service and support. New ION 2.0 tools can be found in AMKUS’ FDIC International booth #3503. In addition, tool demonstrations will be presented at the FDIC Real Time Demo area on April 11 and 12.

AMKUS Rescue Systems Launches ION Battery Powered Rescue Tool Family For First Responders
AMKUS Rescue Systems Launches ION Battery Powered Rescue Tool Family For First Responders

AMKUS Rescue Systems has introduced a next generation of the ION battery powered rescue tool family. The ION 2.0 cutter, spreaders, combination tool and RAM all utilize the DEWALT FLEXVOLTTM battery platform. The 60 volt battery operates ION 2.0 tools and will also power both 60 volt and 20 volt DEWALT tools. It is the only battery that automatically changes voltages when you change tools, so you can share batteries between ION tools and other tools like saws and drills. Batteries are readily available at locations nationwide, usually for less than $100. Automatically Changes Voltages The ION tools are built from solid aluminum so they’re ready for service in the severe duty demanded by first responders. Extrications don’t always take place outside the vehicle; sometimes you have to get inside to move and cut material. That’s when a compact tool like ION really matters. AMKUS tools are between 5 and 12 inches shorter than competitors’ models so you can make rescue even in cramped quarters. It is the only battery that automatically changes voltages when you change tools, so you can share batteries between ION tools and other tools like saws and drills. ION 2.0 tools carry on the AMKUS tradition of rugged tools that are both balanced and backed by outstanding service and support. New ION 2.0 tools can be found in AMKUS’ FDIC International booth #3503.

AMKUS Introduces GH2B-MCH Mini Power Unit Extrication Tool
AMKUS Introduces GH2B-MCH Mini Power Unit Extrication Tool

The GH2B-MCH offers two tool simultaneous operation with “BOOST” mode AMKUS Rescue Systems (Downers Grove, IL) is proud to introduce their latest innovation in high performance extrication tools and equipment, the GH2B-MCH Mini Power Unit. The GH2B-MCH offers two tool simultaneous operation with “BOOST” mode. When in alternate operation, “BOOST” mode will increase tool speed in both pump stages. Weighing in at approximately 58 lbs., the compact unit offers a carrying handle and is very portable. In addition, the modular design reduces the time required for service.        

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