Electronic Direct Drive (EDD) is a battery rescue tool directly converts battery power – from a compact, powerful and efficient motor – to rescue tools.
For the first time ever, the need for hydraulics is completely eliminated in a complete line of extrication equipment and the battery rescue tool begins to gain attention. No need for a hydraulic pump, fluid, piston, valves or seals. Fewer steps mean greater efficiency. High-energy consuming components (a hydraulic pump, fluid, valves, seals & tubing) all reduce the battery’s runtime, as they use precious battery energy. Eliminating these steps greatly boosts the system’s efficiency. The EDD Technology introduces a new era for rescue extrication equipment.
Problems happen when hydraulic systems overheat. Battery-powered hydraulic rescue tools utilize a captured-fluid system with a small hydraulic reservoir that has very poor cooling capability. The result is rapid heating of the internal fluid and tool components, which can have a serious adverse effect on performance, battery run times, and reliability. EDD is the answer to eliminating this problem.
FULL VARIABLE SPEED
Hydraulic systems don’t allow full control over its speed. EDD does; it lets you be in full control of its speed. The control handle works similar to an accelerator; just open it for optimum control.
A rescue tool must be all-weather proof. The ingenious design and military grade connector with IP66 value and rating makes these new tools most suited to work in heavy rain showers.
OPTIMAL SAFETY – NO PRESSURE OR COMPRESSION
EDD contains no hydraulic fluid under pressure nor a pump or seals. A less obvious though important advantage is the lack of compression within the system. Compression of hydraulic fluid creates spring reaction forces. EDD has no such fluid compression. It is the safest choice for rescuers.
LONG BATTERY RUN TIMES
EDD is a battery system powered by the latest Lithium-Ion technology. The EDD battery conforms to the IEC 62133 safety standards and the UN 38.3 shipping requirements for lithium batteries. The EDD motor technology produces a staggering 1.4kW+ of power, similar to a small gasoline engine currently used in hydraulic pumps. This power is then harnessed by the EDD direct drive mechanical system to provide enormous spreading and cutting forces and extremely long battery run times.