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The Wedge-Shaped Lifting Bag Enabling Quick and Safe Rescue

by Marcus

This article look at quick and safe rescue with the wedge-shaped lifting bag.  

Fire services are always confronted with new challenges with respect to person rescue. Vetter, the German manufacturer of rescue equipment, has worked in close cooperation with product users for over 40 years in the field of development. The result: pneumatic products which are specially tailored to operational requirements.

In emergency situations wedge air lifting bags enable trapped people to be rescued. For example when people are trapped under overturned buses after an accident. Due to the fact that in such cases quick reaction is absolutely vital, it is of paramount importance that the technique involved operates safely and reliably.

The Wedge-Shaped Lifting Bag Enabling Quick and Safe Rescue

Image: The wedge-shaped lifting bag

Escape routes obtained in seconds

Wedge-shaped air lifting bags can be easily positioned by a single member of the rescue team thanks to its light weight and the very low insertion height. In the deflated condition the tip of the wedge bag has an insertion height of just 3 cm and the back of the bag 6 cm. With a support area of 80 x 80 cm you are able to lift loads up to heights of 60 cm. These bags are inflated in 40 seconds at an operating pressure of 1 bar! Therefore wedge bags are the quick and safe solution in preparing the rescue of trapped persons.

The Wedge-Shaped Lifting Bag Enabling Quick and Safe Rescue

Image: The wedge-shaped lifting bag

Well thought out details for achieving maximum safety at the operation location

Carrying lugs at the wedge tip and on the upper side enable optimum alignment of the bag. In addition to this, optimum pressure point distribution as well as the non-slip surface help to avoid bag slippage away from the object to be lifted. Controlled pressure distribution in the bag and an integrated safety valve guarantee safe operation. The wedge lifting bags are offered at the high quality guaranteed by Vetter and are tested according to EN 13731.

The Wedge-Shaped Lifting Bag Enabling Quick and Safe Rescue

Image: The wedge-shaped lifting bag

Combined rescue pneumatics from the only complete provider worldwide

The name of Vetter stands for quality and an optimum range geared up for rescue. Therefore wedge bags can also be combined with other Vetter products in operational conditions. In the first place these are Airshore struts for reliable shoring up of vehicles and to avoid vehicle slippage. Vetter lifting bags are then used after person rescue in order to prop up crashed vehicles. Another special feature is that for the wedge lifting bag kit – consisting of two wedge lifting bags, inflation hoses, controller and pressure regulator – the same accessories can be used as for the lifting bags (1 bar). In this way the work of operational teams at the location is once again simplified.

More information can be found at: www.vetter.de

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