FDIC 2014 Recap: Hurst Jaws of Life’s eDRAULIC 2.0 Line

At FDIC 2014, Fire Engineering Associate Editor Derek Rosenfeld visited the Hurst Jaws of Life booth to speak with Bruce Johnston, director of marketing and product management, and to learn more about Hurst’s new eDRAULIC 2.0 Line of cutters.

Here, Bruce gives a quick demonstration of the S 311E2 Cutter’s power:

 

 

Hurst Jaws of Life: eDRAULIC 2.0 Rescue Tools

At FDIC 2014, Hurst Jaws of Life unveiled the next generation of eDRAULIC battery-powered rescue tools – eDRAULIC 2.0. The new eDRAULIC 2.0 rescue tool line introduced at the show features two cutters, two spreaders and two combination tools. Stronger, lighter and easier to handle than the original eDRAULIC range, all of the eDRAULIC 2.0 tools shown at FDIC are available now.

“The introduction of Hurst Jaws of Life eDRAULIC technology four years ago completely changed what was possible with extrication tools,” said Bruce Johnston, director of marketing for Hurst Jaws of Life. “Rescue professionals already love eDRAULIC battery-powered rescue tools and with this technology update we took the performance, portability and ease-of-use to another level.”

Because eDRAULIC rescue tools do not require an external power source and can be deployed immediately and in extreme terrain, they have overwhelmingly become the extrication tool of choice for rescuers around the world.

The available eDRAULIC 2.0 line includes:

  • S 700E2 – The S 700E2 (48.1 lbs.) cutter is significantly lighter than the S 700E (54.1 lbs.), while delivering the same performance characteristics.
  • S 311E2 – The S 311E2 cutter is more than 3 lbs. lighter than the previous version, while delivering the same performance characteristics.
  • SP 310E2 – The SP 310E2 spreader will provide rescuers with a stronger spreader than the SP 300E. The new SP 310E2 features a newly designed hydraulic pump that delivers 72,800 lbs. of spreading force.
  • SP 300E2 – The SP 300E2 spreader received a newly designed hydraulic pump that reduces weight, while maintaining its performance characteristics when compared to its predecessor.
  • SC 357E2 – The SC 357E2 combination tool is more powerful and 2 lbs. lighter than the SC 350E. It utilizes a compact, single integrated design to house a tool that cuts and spreads – perfect for first responders who need to be ready to accomplish anything.
  • SC 250E2 – The SC 250E2 tactical combination tool was reduced in weight by close to 3 lbs., while maintaining the same performance as its predecessor.

The Hurst Jaws of Life eDRAULIC 2.0 cutters, spreaders and combination tools are available now. Customers may order the original eDRAULIC tools while supplies last. Hurst Jaws of Life will continue to provide service and support for all eDRAULIC tools.

Hurst Jaws of Life® tools have helped rescuers save hundreds of thousands of lives. The company’s commitment to research and development and dedication to quality engineering and manufacturing, has resulted in a line of products known for outstanding safety, durability and performance. Hurst Jaws of Life, Inc., is a unit of IDEX Corporation, an applied solutions company. For more information about Hurst Jaws of Life, please visit www.jawsoflife.com.The eDRAULIC line of rescue tools are engineered to free rescue workers of power units and heavy hoses, eliminating the set-up time associated with traditional rescue tools. eDRAULIC tools feature the same impressive forces of standard hydraulics in a self-contained platform and provide operators with the freedom to operate in battery mode or plug into a power source for continuous operation.

eDRAULIC rescue tools are powerful enough to stand alone as a complete rescue set or to be used as a supplement to add portability to any existing rescue tool system. The product line includes two cutters, a spreader, a combination tool and a ram.

eDRAULIC 2.0 rescue tools feature streamlined designs to cut weight, while increasing portability and performance.

 

S 700E2 Cutter

Speed and power have been packed into one game-changing cutter.

Six pounds lighter than its predecessor, and just as powerful, the S 700E2 is light years ahead of the competition. This battery-powered cutter performs heroic rescues without hoses or a power unit. It’s designed to take on current as well as future vehicle construction. Plus, it has 77% more cutting force where you need it.

  • Highest cutting performance in the relevant work area
  • Unique blade geometry with three distinct cutting angles
  • Self-contained rescue cutter – the battery, motor, pump and reservoir are built into the tool
  • Ergonomically designed star-grip permits tool actuation from almost any gripping position
  • Each tool comes with two batteries and one charger
  • If needed, the eDRAULIC 110v adaptor provides limitless power

 

Technical Data

Length                                     36.2 in / 920 mm

Width                                       11.7 in / 296 mm

Height                                      10.3 in / 262 mm

Weight                                     48.1 lbs / 21.8 kg

Cutter Opening                          7.6 in / 192 mm

NFPA Cutter Rating                     A8 / B9 / C8 / D9 / E9

NFPA 1936 2010 Compliant   Yes

 

S 311E2 Cutter

The S 700E2’s little, but powerful, brother.

It may be the 700’s little brother, but it doesn’t lack for power. This tool is the perfect extrication cutter and is the most convenient tool for getting to the action. Nearly four pounds lighter than its predecessor, this tool moves quickly at the scene and past the competition.

  • Smaller and lighter than its predecessor
  • Standard extrication cutter
  • Curved blade geometry pulls materials to the back of the blade area for fast, clean action
  • Ergonomically designed star-grip permits tool actuation from almost any gripping position
  • Each tool comes with two batteries and one charger
  • If needed, the eDRAULIC 110v adaptor provides limitless power

 

Technical Data

Length                                     33.4 in / 847 mm (w/o battery)

Width                                       8.9 in / 225 mm

Height                                      10.3 in / 262 mm

Weight                                     39.0 lbs / 17.7 kg (w/o battery)

Cutter Opening                          5.9 in / 150 mm

NFPA Cutter Rating                     A7 / B8 / C6 / D7 / E7

NFPA 1936 2010 Compliant          Yes

 

SP 310E2 Spreader

An extra-strength spreader for extra-strength rescues.

The superior ergonomics, durable construction and “diamond” surface tips make this tool the beast of the eDRAULIC spreader line. Its strength makes it perfect for urban disaster recovery and traffic accidents.

  • Newly developed hydraulic pump provides extra power
  • Dead man control valve reverts to neutral position if worker’s hand slips from control
  • Dual pilot check valve sustains load requirements if hydraulic flow is interrupted
  • Ergonomically designed star-grip permits tool actuation from almost any gripping
  • If needed, the eDRAULIC 110v adaptor provides limitless power

 

Technical Data

Length                                     37.6 in / 955 mm

Width                                       13.6 in / 345 mm

Height                                      10.9 in / 276 mm

Weight                                     52.7 lbs / 23.9 kg

Spreading Distance                     28.5 in / 725 mm

Max Spreading Force                   72,800 lbs / 324 kN

Max Pulling Force                        9,900 lbs / 44 kN

NFPA HSF                                 13,000 lbs / 58 kN

NFPA LSF                                 10,300 lbs / 46 kN

NFPA HPF                                  7,600 lbs / 34 kN

NFPA LPF                                  5,800 lbs / 26 kN

NFPA 1936 2010 Compliant         Yes

 

SP 300E2 Spreader

Bends metal. Removes hassles.

With no hoses, no power unit and no setup time this redesigned spreader is lighter, smaller and lets nothing get in the way. Its “diamond” surface tips not only have excellent grip, but are designed extremely flat to penetrate the narrowest gaps. This tool is quite frankly the perfect combination of strength, spreading distance and speed.

  • Newly designed hydraulic pump provides weight reduction
  • Max spreading force has increased by 14.4 percent
  • Perfect for confined space, structural collapse
  • Diamond tips come standard
  • Ergonomically designed star-grip permits tool actuation from almost any gripping position
  • Each tool comes with two batteries and one charger
  • If needed, the eDRAULIC 110v adaptor provides limitless power

 

Technical Data

Length                                     34.7 in / 881 mm

Width                                       14.0 in / 355 mm

Height                                      10.3 in / 262 mm

Weight                                     43.9 lbs / 19.9 kg

Spreading Distance                  23.9 in / 608 mm

Max Spreading Force               32,600 lbs / 145 kN

Max Pulling Force                    6,300 lbs / 28 kN

NFPA HSF                               9,000 lbs / 40 kN

NFPA LSF                               7,400 lbs / 33 kN

NFPA HPF                               4,720 lbs / 21 kN

NFPA LPF                               4,050 lbs / 18 kN

NFPA 1936 2010 Compliant       Yes

 

 

SC 357E2 Combination Tool

It combines cutting, spreading and being awesome.

The SC 357E2 uses a compact, single integrated design to house a tool that does so much. It cuts; it spreads; it’s perfect for those first responders who need to be ready to accomplish anything. And, do it fast.

  • Newly designed hydraulic pump
  • More power reserve for the unexpected
  • Dead man control valve reverts to neutral position if worker’s hand slips from the control
  • Dual pilot check valve sustains load requirements if hydraulic flow is interrupted
  • Ergonomically designed star grip permits tool actuation from almost any gripping position
  • Fast opening and closing action for increased speed during time-critical rescues

 

Technical Data

Length                                     36.6 in / 929 mm

Width                                       8.8 in / 225 mm

Height                                      11.3 in / 262 mm

Weight                                     41.4 in / 18.8 mm

Spreading Distance                     14.5 in / 368 mm

Max Spreading Force                  225,483 lbs / 1,003 kN

Max Pulling Force                       10,791 lbs / 48 kN

NFPA HSF                                  9,440 lbs / 42 kN

NFPA LSF                                  7,190 lbs / 32 kN

NFPA HPF                                12,400 lbs / 55 kN

NFPA LPF                                 8,770 lbs / 39 kN

NFPA Cutter Rating                    A7 / B7 / C7 / D7 / E7

Cutter Opening                         10.8 in / 274 mm

NFPA 1936 2010 Compliant         Yes

 

 

SC 250E2 Combination Tool

Good things do come in small packages.

This 34-pound tactical combination tool is a lightweight superhero. And with no hose or power unit, rescuers can quickly get to the job of cutting, ripping and bending steel and saving lives. It’s perfect for any rescue situation.

  • Smaller and lighter than its predecessor
  • Perfect for police, military, and first responder teams
  • Ergonomically designed star-grip permits tool actuation from almost any gripping position
  • Each tool comes with two batteries and one charger
  • If needed, the eDRAULIC 110v adaptor provides limitless power

 

Technical Data

Length                                     33.4 in / 849 mm

Width                                       8.4 in / 215 mm

Height                                      10.3 in / 262 mm

Weight                                     34.4 lbs / 15.6 kg

Spreading Distance                     12.6 in / 320mm

Max Spreading Force                   157,366 lbs / 700 kN

Max Pulling Force                        7,644 lbs / 34 kN

NFPA HSF                                  6,520 lbs / 29 kN

NFPA LSF                                  5,400 lbs / 24 kN

NFPA HPF                                 8,320 lbs / 37 kN

NFPA LPF                                 6,290 lbs / 28 kN

NFPA Cutter Rating                    A6 / B6 / C6 / D7 / E7

Cutter Opening                         12.6 in / 320 mm

NFPA 1936 2010 Compliant         Yes

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