Fire Detection Units for Automatic Fire Suppression Systems

Detection & Monitoring

Fire Suppression System

provides configuration flexibility in a compact UNIT


Our Control Unit combines microcontroller technology with AFEX durability for the ultimate fire suppression system control and performance. To ensure your machine is protected in the event of a fire, audible and visual signals alert the operator to any problem or alarm conditions. These alerts are also stored on the Control Unit’s internal log for troubleshooting and are displayed on the LCD display, which can be programmed to your local language.

The Control Unit is also compatible with telematics, and its internal battery powers the unit for up to 1 year. Monitoring your vehicle in real-time to alert you of a fire or system discharge through your fleet management software. Protecting your vehicle and crew from fire anywhere your fleet manager may be by receiving alert text messages to notify you so you can react quickly.


Chances are your new vehicle is equipped with an advanced vehicle or fleet management system. Wouldn’t it be nice if that same system could provide you with increased fire suppression system functionality? With the AFEX Control Unit, it can.

The AFEX  Control Unit offers multiple flexible input and output connections for integrating your AFEX  fire suppression system with your vehicle telematics system. This enhanced connectivity can allow you to check the system status remotely, alert your service provider in the event of a system discharge, or even allow you to discharge the system via remote control. Want to know what the AFEX Control Unit can do for your operations? Contact us today.

Fire Detection unit Diagram of Control Unit Inputs and Outputs for detection monitoring



AFEX Fire Suppression Systems control unit has been field-proven for almost 10 years. It is durable, powerful, reliable, and easy to use. This unit features a programmable LCD display, standalone battery, internal data log, telematics connectivity, audible and visual alarms and up to two simultaneous detection circuits. And we just made it better! We are always striving to make the best product available and we just made our control unit better!

New Features

  • USB downloadable data log
  • Data log storage increased to 3272 entries
  • Real-time clock for time-stamped entries
  • Normally closed Alarm and Problem relays
    provide an “Actively Monitoring” signal
  • Upgraded data logging
  • Upgraded EMI and power surge protection
  • Upgraded battery holder and connector
Afex Fire Suppression System Control Unit version 1.7


Worried about your fire suppression system interfering with your machine, or your machine accidentally setting off your fire suppression system? The Control Unit meets the EC standards below and will not cause nor be affected by electromagnetic interference.

DIN EN ISO 14982:2009
ISO 13766:2006
ISO 10605:2001
ISO 11452-2:2004
ISO 7637-2:2004
EN 894-1:1997
EN 894-2:1997
EN 1127-1:2007
EN 1127-2:2002
EN 13478:2001
EN 842:1996
ISO 7731:2003
EN 981:1996


Which vehicle management system do you have? Here are just some systems we connect to:

CAT Product Link
Komatsu Komtrax
Case SiteWatch
Trimble VisionLink
Navman Wireless
J1939 CAN Bus
Modular Mining


What can you do with advanced connectivity? Here are just some of the ways we connect:

Remote system monitoring
Remote system discharge
Electronic push-button discharge
Email/SMS system status alerts
Engine shutdown
Custom vehicle shutdown protocol
External horn/strobe
Problem and alarm recording

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