Airtec inflation units aiding first responders across all terrains
The South Australian Country Fire Service (CFS), region 5 encompasses the Southeast of South Australia and consists of more than 150 fire trucks in various sizes.
The CFS is a volunteer-run service that provides fire and rescue emergency support to rural communities and metropolitan areas within SA. This includes services for bush and house fires, road crash rescue and dangerous material spills. The varying conditions, terrains and territories means tyre maintenance is of particular importance, to ensure vehicles are reliable.
The CFS were facing challenges with the varying environmental terrains impacting their truck tyre pressure. To prevent bogging, deflating the tyre became best practice in order to better suit sandy conditions.
However the requirement of deflating and re-inflating, became timely and inefficient for CFS crew as their existing onboard solution could not keep up with demand.
An alternative solution was required to better support the CFS crew members and the challenging terrain conditions. The solution needed to be accurate, efficient and mobile to suit the needs of their industry and emergency circumstances.
At Airtec Corporation we are renowned for one of our pioneer products the Digital Tyre Inflator. While this product has been most successful among our Service Station customers and used for general car tyre inflation, the core of its function is adaptable for many industries that require a safe, reliable and easy to use tyre inflation solution.
The XDZ High Flow Inflator model was the perfect solution for the CFS. The compact unit could be installed into their mobile air compressor trailer and provide easy inflation to their vehicle tyres when required. The XDZ assists with inflation of multiple tyres at once, deflation option as well as retractable hose reel.
Inflation time and frequency was also significantly reduced, with six truck tyres now taking only 3 minutes to inflate, from 40 psi to 90 psi. Previously this process would have taken close to an hour.
– Heavy duty & waterproof exterior perfect for indoor or outdoor environments.
– Inflation time significantly reduced, therefore productivity increased
– Two displays with independent pressure settings, suitable to inflate and deflate
– Programmable pre set buttons for a ease, convenience and automation of inflation
– Functional feature including Emergency (safety) stop button and retractable hose reel
– Large backlit LCD digital display screen