Thank You for Visiting AFEX at MINExpo 2016

MINExpo 2016 was hosted September 26-28, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV. With a focus on solutions for the mining industry, attendees learned about new technologies including autonomous vehicles, remote controlled operation, drones, and of course, fire suppression. Well attended by industry experts, leaders, and managers, MINExpo remains the premier conference for mining industry professionals.

In addition to the AFEX exhibit, visitors had an opportunity to view AFEX fire suppression systems installed on a Liebherr T 284 mining truck and PR 776 dozer, as well as a Ground Force GF45EFLT fuel and lube truck.

We hope you enjoyed the show. See you again in 2020.

Liebherr and Ground Force to Feature AFEX Fire Suppression Systems at MINExpo 2016

Raleigh, NC, USA – AFEX Fire Suppression Systems is pleased to announce that Liebherr Group and Ground Force Worldwide will feature AFEX equipped machines at MINExpo 2016, September 26-28 in Las Vegas, NV.

Liebherr Mining Equipment will feature the AFEX system on their T 284 mining truck. An advancement of the successful T 282, the T 284continues to be the lightest (lowest empty vehicle weight) and most capable (highest payload) ultra-class mining truck, while offering reduced fuel consumption and emissions through a Tier 4f engine, delivering over 4,000 hp. This further improved machine enables customers to meet production targets with fewer trucks, or in less time.

Liebherr will feature an AFEX equipped PR 776 dozer, the world's first hydrostatically powered crawler tractor in the 70 tonnes category. The modern drive concept of the new PR 776 offers extremely efficient and safe operation to customers. Visit Liebherr’s exhibit in booth 7627 to learn more.

Ground Force Worldwide designs, engineers, and manufactures mine support equipment for surface and underground mining applications. They offer over 40 product lines, including the world’s largest fuel and lube trucks, water trucks, and cable reel trucks. Their designs provide the best return on investment in addition to keeping your revenue producing “iron” running efficiently. Visit Ground Force in booth 6971 to learn more and see their AFEX equipped truck.

AFEX delivers rugged, reliable fire suppression solutions for mining equipment that maximize machine safety and productivity. With 50 years of industry experience and Factory Mutual, ActivFire, and CE approvals, AFEX is the leader in heavy equipment fire protection. Visit us at MINExpo in booth 7062, or online at https://afexsystems.com.

AFEX Featured in International Mining Magazine’s MINExpo 2016 Preview

Thank you to International Mining Magazine for featuring AFEX in your August 2016 MINExpo preview issue! The preview focuses on the most exciting exhibitors and technologies that will be on display at the show, and highlights our partnership with Liebherr and Ground Force to display AFEX equipped machines.

If you're attending the show, Be sure to visit AFEX in booth 7062, Liebherr in booth 7627, and Ground Force in booth 6971.

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 System Fire Suppression 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 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 to Present at the Bluefield Coal Show on September 16th

We are giving a presentation entitled, “Mobile Fire Suppression: Choices & Advantages” on September 16th at 3:15 PM at the Bluefield Coal Show. Join our Director of Business Development, Mr. Brad Lamberton, to learn more about these important safety accessories and the role they play in the mining industry. The event runs from the 16th - 18th and is sponsored by the Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce.

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