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AMKUS ION Tools NFPA 1936 compliant


VALPARAISO, In — 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. 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. Contact your local AMKUS dealer for a local demonstration or for more information.