Inaugural I-AMP Graduates Begin New Roles Across IDEX

Company News
June 18, 2020

This month marks the graduation of the IDEX Accelerating Management Potential (I-AMP) Collegiate Talent Programs inaugural cohort. Like many colleges and universities, IDEX moved their commencement online due to the challenges of COVID-19, hosting their own virtual graduation last week.

Over the past two years, nine program participants spent a year at two different business units, contributed to important projects, and are examples of the exceptional talent we hope to continue to develop and bring into the I-AMP program.

With their rotations complete, they are now moving to their post-program positions at various IDEX business units across the United States.


HURST Adds Nine Watertight Extrication Tool (EWXT) Models

Company News
June 15, 2020

HURST Jaws of Life® recently introduced nine new rescue tools, giving first responders a full selection of extrication solutions that are completely operational underwater.

Building upon the eDRAULIC® Watertight Extrication Tool (EWXT) which was launched last year, the HURST team built the new tools with the same high-performance features and benefits as their eDRAULIC 2.0 counterparts, but include an improved battery, and are more than three inches shorter, providing additional maneuverability in confined spaces.

“The expansion of the HURST Jaws of Life EWXT line to include 12 battery-powered, watertight rescue tools means first responders can be completely equipped with the speed, power and strength they need to get to the patient faster – no matter the extrication scenario,” said Bruce Johnston, director of marketing and product development for HURST Jaws of Life. “Whether they’re in a submerged rescue operation where an external power source simply isn’t accessible and hose lines add complications, or on the roadside facing the advanced high-strength steel of a late model car, EWXT is designed for today’s performance needs,” he said.

Regional sales team members leveraged relationships with private junkyards and training facilities to test the products while the businesses were closed to the general public.

The nine new tools in the eDRAULIC Watertight Extrication Tool line include:

– Two spreaders (SP 333 EWXT Spreader, SP 777 EWXT Spreader);

– Three cutters (S 789 EWXT Cutter, S 799 EWXT Cutter, S 378 EWXT (available Fall, 2020);

-Three combination tools (SC 258 EWXT Combi, SC 358 EWXT Combi, SC 758 EWXT Combi); and

-One Ram (R 522 EWXT Ram).

The tools complement the previously launched S 788 EWXT Cutter, SP 555 EWXT Spreader and R 521 EWXT Ram​


AWG, Godiva Develop Disinfectant System for Public Spaces

Company News
June 10, 2020

With the ongoing battle against COVID-19, fire departments are challenged with preventing the spread of the virus by cleaning and disinfecting public spaces. To aid fire departments, IDEX Fire & Safety businesses this month released a new multitool sprayer and cleaning agent induction system.

The internationally diverse IDEX team from AWG in Germany and GODIVA in England joined forces using Microsoft Teams to design and test a reliable, low-cost system that connects to existing fire engines. With creativity and expertise from across the organization, team members quickly innovated and developed the product in just two months.

Godiva provided expertise on the pump, while AWG provided expertise on the eductor pump and the nozzle. The team also asked a biochemist at ThinXXS in Germany to help understand the chemical requirements for the common cleaning agents.

This combination of IDEX expertise led to the rapid development of a system optimized for this solution.

In contrast to the FS100 Portable Disinfectant Spraying System, which was launched last month, the SANISTREET FLEX system mounts on to a fire pump through the attachment of a delivery valve, and enables fire fighters and first responders to disinfect larger outdoor areas.

To read more about the product, click here.

To watch a short video of the product in action, click here.


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