Until now, rescue work under or on the water was only possible with hose-connected hydraulic rescue equipment. Now LUKAS, the pioneer in the field of eDraulic, is creating the possibility for quick rescue under and on the water with the eWXT product series. All components of the eWXT series are waterproof in themselves: the circuit board is potted, the motor is encapsulated and the wiring harness is extra protected.
The eWXT (eDraulic Watertight Extrication Tools) are a powerful combination of the proven rescue tool heads with identical spreading, cutting and pressure performance. A new addition is the selection of rescue batteries with the proven 5Ah and the new 9Ah battery. With the worldwide unique 9Ah battery, LUKAS was able to almost double the runtime. The batteries are inserted vertically from above into the battery compartment and audibly engage through the insertion and locking mechanism.
Another new feature of the eWXTs is the brushless motor, which impresses with its lower energy consumption and longer device runtime with one battery charge. The brushless motor sits directly on the specially developed axial piston pump. A gearbox is therefore no longer required, resulting in a more consistent working speed and longer equipment life. Fewer mechanical parts also increase the service life.
In addition to the tools from the E2 series, we can proudly announce that we have added three completely new developments to our product range with the launch of the complete eWXT series. With the newly developed R 520 eWXT telescopic ram, we can now offer three telescopic rams which cover all customer requirements due to the different retracted and extended lengths. The R 520 eWXT convinces with a low weight of 17kg, a very short retraction length of 50cm and an impressive total stroke of more than 62cm thanks to telescopic technology.
Apart from the well-known cutters, spreaders, rams and combis from the e2 series, we can also present two great new developments in rescue cutter technology for the launch of the eWXT series. We have taken the outstanding feedback on the blade geometry of our S 799 E2 from the market to heart and have incorporated this superiority into two new cutter models. The S 378 eWXT and S 789 eWXT. Above all, cutting the lower B-pillar, one of the most demanding and risky applications, is effortless with these superior cutters. The wide blade opening, which hardly reduces as far as the centre bolt, in combination with a high jaw depth, makes it possible to completely enclose the material to be cut through with one cut.
We save a lot of time, because only one instead of two cuts is necessary and we also increase safety, because unlike the two lateral cuts used as an alternative, the blade tips do not hit the hard material of the B-pillar. Both cutters have an opening width of more than 200mm in order to grip even wide B-pillars, which are common in new vehicles. With an opening width of 202mm and a weight of less than 18.5kg, the S 378 eWXT offers a combination that is unique on the market and guarantees both easy handling and superior cutting performance.
With a total of five cutters, three spreaders, three telescopic rams and three combis, LUKAS is launching the complete eWXT line with an unprecedented range of battery-powered rescue tools, giving our customers an even wider choice and thus enabling them to adapt to their specific needs.
For more information, go to www.lukas.com/en/ewxt-2