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AMKUS Releases Next Generation Ion Tools

April 16, 2018

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.

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. In addition, tool demonstrations will be presented from 2:30 to 4:30 pm at the FDIC Real Time Demo area on Thursday, April 26. Contact your local AMKUS dealer for a local demonstration or for more information.

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