AFEX Fire Suppression Systems Now Factory Installed on John Deere Wheeled Feller Bunchers and Skidders

Raleigh, NC – As of July 21, 2016 AFEX systems are available as a factory-installed option on John Deere tracked feller bunchers, wheeled feller bunchers, and skidders. Simply choose the appropriate option code at the time of purchase to ensure your machine will be delivered with a factory approved fire protection system. The cost of the system will be included within the financing package, making for improved cash flow. Contact an AFEX Specialist at (919) 781-6610 or visit deere.afexsystems.com to learn more about this program.

AFEX and has also partnered with Paladin CustomWorks to offer AFEX fire suppression systems on any John Deere vehicle platform. Contact AFEX or Paladin to learn more.

AFEX Fire Suppression Systems Used in Army Corps of Engineers Special Project

In a notable first for Caterpillar Forest Products, three remote-controlled 521B feller bunchers were used to successfully clear a gunnery range, littered with unexploded bombs and other military ordnance, inside of Fort Bragg, NC. The machines, sourced through a partnership with Milton CAT and custom outfitted with a remote control system designed by Applied Research Associates, allowed them to remove nearly 1,000 acres worth of trees and vegetation from a safe distance.

Of course, a high-tech machine needs a high-tech fire protection solution. That’s where AFEX and Katahdin Fire Company come in. Using the Control Unit, Katahdin was able to integrate the vehicles’ AFEX fire suppression systems with their remote control systems, allowing the systems to be remotely actuated in the event of fire.

These state-of-the-art configurations were made possible by forward-thinking, technologically advanced companies pushing the envelope of what is possible with remote operated machinery. As more and more industries are moving towards remote and autonomous operations for safety and productivity, AFEX fire suppression systems will be ready to meet the demands of these technologies.

Coal Age Features AFEX In Its Operating Ideas Section

Raleigh, N.C. – In conjunction with AFEX, Coal Age Magazine has published an article entitled “Combining the Benefits of Dry and Liquid Agents for a Better Fire Suppression System” in its November issue.

The article provides an overview of the differences between a dual agent system and a liquid-only system. Some of the particulars covered are the value of utilizing a dry chemical agent and, conversely, the need for significantly more agent when utilizing liquid alone.

AFEX System Profiled in Mining Industry Trade Magazine

Raleigh, N.C. – In conjunction with AFEX, the Canadian Mining Journal has published a Special Report entitled "COMBATING MACHINE FIRES: What To Look For In A Fire Suppression System" in its December issue. As Canada's first mining publication, the magazine provides information on mining and exploration trends, technologies, mining operations, corporate developments and industry events. The article provides an overview of key considerations for purchasing agents in the market for vehicle fire suppression systems. It covers some particulars about the features and benefits of a rugged, purpose-built system. The digital edition can be accessed here.

ABOUT AFEX
For over 45 years, AFEX has been designing and manufacturing purpose-built fire suppression systems for off-road heavy equipment. To learn more about why AFEX is the #1 manufacturer of vehicle fire suppression systems in the Americas, visit www.afexsystems.com or contact AFEX directly at 919-781-6610.

AFEX Dual Agent System Profiled In International Mining Magazine

AFEX would like to thank International Mining magazine for including our fire suppression system in the safety section of their October 2015 issue. The mention focuses on the fact that our systems are rugged and easily serviced. Also included was the fact that our Dual Agent systems provide the most efficient coverage available on the market. They are the best approach to protecting modern equipment, which have hotter-running engines, as they have both fast flame knockdown and a cooling effect to reduce engine surface temperatures.

AFEX Is Exhibiting At The 31st International Mining Convention in Acapulco

AFEX will be in Booth 041 along with our distribution partner Resisa. On display will be a demonstration model of a dual agent system, showcasing the rugged and robust components which have made AFEX the leading manufacturer of fire suppression systems throughout the Americas.

The 31st International Mining Convention is organized by the Asociación de Ingenieros de Minas, Metalurgistas y Geólogos de México, A.C., and takes place from October 7-10, 2015 at the conference center Mundo Imperial, located in the Port of Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico.

This trade show has been held since 1955 and has become one of the most important meetings in Latin America. In addition to the high-level technical program, the Convention will also include an exhibition of mining machinery, equipment and services, showcasing the most modern mining technologies.

The convention is attended by ten thousand people from all sectors, by the most important companies of the Mexican mining industry, and by visitors from at least 20 countries.

AFEX Gets Specific About Fire Suppression Options and Advantages at Bluefield Coal Show

Raleigh, NC FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Bluefield Coal Show organizers invited Brad Lamberton, Director of Business development for AFEX Fire Suppression Systems, to present the options and advantages of vehicle fire suppression at their 2015 event. Among those in attendance at the talk was Mr. John Burkhart, Sales & Marketing Manager for Carroll Engineering Co., who says, “Brad Lamberton did an excellent job presenting the key differences and advantages the AFEX system brings to market. Customers really do have another choice in fire suppression, and Carroll Engineering Co. is proud to be able to offer sales, support and service of this quality safety product to our customers."

Mr. Lamberton was able to demonstrate how the AFEX Fire Suppression System differs from other options, and discussed the benefits in using the AFEX Side Cartridge System, with a Control Unit Monitor and Stainless Steel Distribution. Dave Tobery, of Superior Technologies LLC says “…the presentation was spot on, Brad was able to explain the product in its entirety. I thought the product was very well built.”

AFEX always looks forward to attending the Bluefield Coal Show and were honored to be one of the presenters this year. "A highlight of the Coal Show is always the tradition of the two Technical Sessions in the tent," said Bill Reid, publisher and managing editor CoalZoom.com and chairman and moderator of the sessions. "Brad Lamberton pointed out there really is an alternative manufacturer with a complete range of fire suppression systems for mining equipment and other heavy equipment. This is certainly good for the industry to know."

ABOUT AFEX
For over 45 years, AFEX has been designing and manufacturing purpose-built fire suppression systems for off-road heavy equipment. To learn more about why AFEX is the #1 manufacturer of vehicle fire suppression systems in the Americas, visit www.afexsystems.com or contact AFEX directly at 919-781-6610.

AFEX Joining Partner Hometown Trolley at BusCon

AFEX Fire Suppression Systems is looking forward to attending the BusCon Expo, running from September 28-30 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Hometown Trolley will be showing one of their beautiful "Streetcar" models in Booth 1610. Come by and talk to us about why AFEX is the #1 manufacturer of vehicle fire suppression systems in the Americas. ABOUT THE EVENT: BusCon is all about technology. You’ll learn about the latest in alternative fuels and other green technologies; telematics; buses, motorcoaches, vans, shuttles and other vehicles; safety; accessible transportation; regulatory issues; training and more.

Join AFEX and Fireno at Perumin 32

AFEX and our distributor Fireno are exhibiting at Perumin 32 September 21-25. Visit us in Pavilion 1, Stand 135.

ABOUT THE SHOW - Rated as the most important mining show in the world, the 32nd Mining Convention will host more than 100 thousand attendees, business and governmental delegations from more than 50 countries and more than a hundred of world-class lecturers that will teach during the five academic and business meetings.

AFEX to Exhibit at the International Mining Exhibition (EXPOSIBRAM)

We are joining our distribution partner Grupo Franzen in Stand Y46 at the trade show. If you will be in attendance, be sure to visit with our Director of Int'l Business Development, Mr. William James.

ABOUT THE SHOW - The largest mining trade fair in Latin America, EXPOSIBRAM 2015 features 15,000 m² of stands, represented by the major mining companies with global operations as well as big suppliers of products and services. Innovations in technology, equipment, software and other products related to the mining industry, and information about investment and management are released and presented at the event.

AFEX Fire Suppression Systems At SWANA’S Wastecon Show

We would like to thank our distributors ASFE and FQS Bear Equipment for featuring the AFEX brand of fire suppression systems at their trade show booths in Orlando next week from the 24th to the 27th. Be sure to visit them at Booths 601 and 1740 respectively in order to learn more about why we are the #1 fire suppression manufacturer in the Americas.

AFEX to Exhibit with Firestorm Fire Protection at AIMEX Trade Show

Raleigh, NC, USA – AFEX Fire Suppression Systems is pleased to announce that Firestorm Fire Protection, its distribution partner in Australia, will be exhibiting a demonstration model of a dual agent fire suppression system at Stand 1419 at the AIMEX trade show in Sydney, which runs from the 1st – 4th of September. The companies are looking forward to introducing this next generation of vehicle fire protection to the Australian market.

“To keep current with the advances equipment manufacturers are making, standards in fire suppression must evolve. Dual agent fire suppression systems represent the next generation of protection,” said AFEX VP of Operations, Mr. Mark Cavallaro. “Our testing has confirmed that combining the strengths of a liquid agent with the strengths of a dry chemical creates an effective hybrid system that can’t be rivaled for its speed or overall performance.”

AFEX systems are dispatch program compatible and ready to interface with autonomous vehicles, two other ways in which they have mirrored industry trends and stayed at the forefront of the fire suppression industry.

About Firestorm

Firestorm Fire Protection supplies fire suppression systems to the mining & heavy industry, construction, equipment and transport sectors. The Firestorm Group continually research, source and test emerging and innovative technology. For more information, please visit www.firestormgroup.com.au or contact them directly at (02) 4932 3644.

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