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Akron Brass Releases Wave of New Products at FDIC 2008

Wednesday, April 09, 2008  

Wooster, Ohio -  Driven by customer feedback and insight, Akron Brass introduced an exciting variety of new products during the Fire Department Instructors’ Conference (FDIC) 2008!

For use with their impressive DeckMaster™ monitor, a new Style 3406 Electric Riser is now available from Akron. Using an innovative 3-piece design, this new Electric Riser is extremely compact when nested such that it fits very well within today’s crowded pump module areas. For a combined 38-inches of deployed extension, the Electric Riser provides an additional 12-inches of elevation to the 26-inches of the DeckMaster.

When using gel agents for urban interface applications, Akron Brass has a new Style 1230 1-inch Self-Educting Forestry Nozzle that is ideal. Made of heavy-duty but relatively lightweight aluminum, it is capable of flowing 15 gpm @ 100 psi. Designed for easy cleaning and with a check valve in the eductor to prevent water from entering the gel, the Style 1230 is optimally designed for use with these agents.

With the Extenda-Lite® family of scene lighting products, Akron now has a new series of cab brow mounting options for their popular low profile Beta lighthead. This includes a brow shield option to help reduce glare through the windshield and contoured universal brackets for new apparatus cab designs. Additionally, Akron showed their new locking collar design for their telescopic poles and new Manual Mast for scene lighting with trailers, utility vehicles, and skid units.

To add to their ever growing portfolio of electric rewind reels, Akron displayed several new and innovative products. This included their recent Compact Cord Reel and Low Profile Booster Hose Reel as well a new configurations of their Hydraulic Hose Reel line. With compartment space always at a premium on apparatus, these reels provide great opportunities to fully utilize these areas for additional critical equipment.

Many other new items were shown including their new Roof Hook hand tool and Valve Controller lines as well as the growing family of Diamondback™ LED lights.

For more information, contact your local authorized distributor or the Akron Brass Customer Service Department at 1-800-228-1161.

Founded in 1918 and celebrating their 90th Anniversary this year, Akron Brass is a Premier Farnell company. Akron Brass is ISO 9001: 2000 registered and has an excellent reputation for developing and manufacturing innovative products.

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