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Vetter announces updates to C-Tec Connectible Bags

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C-Tec takes the best from light-pressure and high-pressure lifting systems to create one innovative solution

Indianapolis — Vetter, a trusted brand of IDEX Fire & Safety, has upgraded its Vetter Connectable Bags C.Tec 12 N (C-Tec), a device with toolless connection technology that ensures a high degree of stability and load capacity while lifting heavy objects in rescue operations such as collapsed buildings, trapped persons and natural disasters.

“C-Tec combines requirements for lifting bags of heavy rescue and creates an innovative range of applications,” said Maria Hovanes, director of North American Loose Equipment & Tools for IDEX Fire & Safety. “C. Tec applies high forces and easy handling with unprecedented lifting height, performance and versatility in application.”

Toolless connection technology allows C. Tec to be ready for use within seconds. The integrated load plate guarantees a high level of stability and load-bearing capacity during the lifting process. Plus, the lifting of point loads and objects with sharp or pointed surfaces can be possible without additional adapters.

Other C-Tec features include:

  • Weight reduction: Reduced weight by more than 30% per bag as compared to the previous model, with zero compromises in lifting capacity and lifting height

  • Valve improvement: More convenient access location with a connection fitting on the outer edge to prevent compromising

  • Air requirement: Up to 20% less air requirement per bag, conserving resources and allowing the user to get the job done faster

C-Tec can be used singly or combined, bringing together excellent lifting power and lifting height. C-Tec is available in two different sizes, three controllers and can be used in many different compressed air sources including a compressed air cylinder and a compressor.

To learn more about Vetter C-Tec, contact a HURST Jaws of Life dealer or visit

About Vetter

Founded in 1964, Vetter is the industry’s leading provider of emergency pneumatics, offering a range of in-demand products for rescue operations – all developed for extreme conditions. Vetter is a part of the IDEX Fire & Safety family of trusted brands.

About IDEX Fire & Safety

IDEX Fire & Safety brings trusted brands together to deliver innovation in both customer experience and integrated solutions that revolutionize performance and technology to make the fireground and rescue scene safer. Our brands include Akron Brass, Alco, AWG, Captium, Class 1, Dinglee, Godiva, Hale, HURST Jaws of Life, Lukas, SAM, Vetter and Weldon. The IDEX Fire & Safety brands represent business units of IDEX Corporation [NYSE: IEX], an applied solutions company specializing in fluid and metering technologies; health and science technologies; and fire, safety and other diversified products.