Browse Fire Rescue Spreaders

Latest AMKUS Rescue Systems news

AMKUS Introduces Battery Powered And Twin-Lined Rescue Tool
AMKUS Introduces Battery Powered And Twin-Lined Rescue Tool

AMKUS Rescue Systems introduces a line of high performance, battery powered and twin-lined rescue tools. The cutters, spreaders, and combi-tools are constructed from solid aluminum and are ready for service in the severe duty of challenging first responders. The new battery powered ION® tool’s onboard pump system delivers amazingly fast performance under both loaded and unloaded conditions. The tools are compact to access tight spaces and require less room on apparatus. In addition, they utilize the DEWALT® FLEXVOLT™ platform, so the affordable batteries can be shared with other fire rescue tools like saws, lights, and drills. A full line of FLEXVOLT fire rescue kits can be found at AMKUS websites. minimal effort and operator safety Like the ION tools, the new AMKUS LINE tools bring operator safety and performance to a family of tools long recognized as versatile and reliable. The all-metal bodies include ergonomic operator controls and the ability to reposition the tool at any time with minimal effort. According to Kyle Smith, AMKUS President, “What really sets these tools apart, both ION and LINE, is their ability to deliver reliable performance in real world extrication scenarios. They’re powerful, quick, and versatile.”

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.

vfd