FIRECRABBER - ROCKET-DRIVED FIREFIGHTING, TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS VEHICLE

FireCrabber is a universal, modular and tracked transport and logistics vehicle. It is used in firefighting and civil protection and is equipped with modular system (TS standard mount, technical rescue equipment, monitor with radio remote control).

FireCrabber reduces human intervention and interaction to a minimum. The safety of your emergency personnel is thus increased and risks are reduced to a minimum.

PRODUCT BENEFITS

The first and most important goal of an unmanned rescue system is the protection of the rescue forces. Rescue forces enter the danger area only after it has been pre-cleared by the unmanned systems and they enter the danger area only if it is absolutely necessary. The main protective effect is created by the distance to the danger area. Where a danger to life and limb for emergency forces cannot be ensured by normal protective measures, the use of unmanned systems is recommended.

Heat development, smoke development, toxic substances or hazards such as explosives or even nuclear hazards are hardly a problem for him. Last but not least, it works tirelessly and reliably even during long-lasting operations. Overstrain, fatigue and exhaustion of your emergency forces are dangerous and can be minimized by an appropriate rescue robot.

Unmanned carrier and transport systems can massively expand the range of capabilities of emergency forces. They can transport more, withstand higher heat or transport sensors, grappling arms and equipment. And they are always connected to the command center and provide data from the disaster area. Today, most of these devices are remotely operated, but more and more autonomous products are entering the market.

Unmanned systems are also increasingly being used in assistance functions. Specifically, it helps the rescuer bring appropriate equipment to the scene, serves as a protection system or even helps rescue victims from the danger zone. The creation of a situation picture is also one of the tasks of FireCrabber.

For example, FireCrabber can also assist you in fire watch or in dealing with explosive materials such as ammunition remnants or unexploded ordnance, or in exploring and detecting hazardous materials and rescuing and recovering injured persons.

Modular design and adapters allow the robot to be used in a variety of ways. FireCrabber can be adapted to your needs and existing equipment. Remote manipulation, i.e. controlling the device without being on site, or even autonomous control of the device using artificial intelligence, are also options that can be developed for FireCrabber.

Every second counts at the scene of a fire. Both for the fire scene and for rescuers, as well as for the possible victims. Equipment that supports this rescue must therefore be ready for use quickly. The concentration should be on the operation and the operation tactics and not in setting up the equipment. FireCrabber is built so that anyone can operate quickly at the scene without explanation. 

FireCrabber is designed for low operating costs. On the one hand, the device offers very high mechanical quality combined with very long service life even in tough applications. Spare parts availability and corresponding warranty plans further reduce operating costs. Components of the highest quality are installed, such as the most modern and reliable battery technology. So that rescuers do not experience any surprises.

FIRECRABBER - FIREFIGHTING & EXTINGUISHING ROBOT

The FireCrabber. A multi-talent when it becomes too dangerous for people.

With its narrow width of 74 cm, the FireCrabber is also suitable for getting through small fire doors or even apartment doors. Its compact dimensions also make it possible to turn on the spot. With its two powerful chain drives, it can move on any terrain (even rougher terrain is no problem. For example, forest or vegetation fires) and even stairs are no problem.

FireCrabber is optimal for fighting fires off-road, in underground garages, in tunnels and in large fires. It can deliver up to 2,700 liters of water per minute (maximum flow rate with two B-hoses connected) with a throw distance of 80 meters and is also equipped with a WIFI thermal imaging camera.

The built-in thermal imaging camera transmits an image over 150 meters and helps to assess the situation at any time. The thermal image can be called up via tablet in the operations center. The incident commander can follow the fire live.

The high payload of 400 kg and the TS standard mounting system makes the FireCrabber a multi-talent. Portable fire pumps can also be easily brought to the scene of the fire.

FireCrabber conserves the strength of your firefighting team and thus additionally increases safety. If you are less exhausted, fewer accidents happen during operations. The range of application of a FireCrabber begins, where that of the task forces ends. For example, the transport of heavy equipment, when hazardous materials such as ammunition, gas cylinders or chemicals are involved.

FireCrabber reduces human intervention and interaction to a minimum. The safety of your personnel increases and risks are reduced to a minimum.

Mission types

  • Transport operations
  • Rescue operations
  • Firefighting operations
  • Extinguishing operations
  • Reconnaissance missions
  • Security operations
  • Surveillance operations

OPERATIONAL SCENARIOS

What are the operational scenarios of unmanned FireCrabber rescue systems?

Mission scenario 1: FireCrabber protects the rescue forces
The first and most important goal of an unmanned rescue system is the protection of the rescue forces. Rescue forces enter the danger area only after it has been pre-cleared by the unmanned systems and they enter the danger area only if it is absolutely necessary. The main protective effect is created by the distance to the danger area. Where a danger to life and limb for emergency personnel cannot be ensured by normal protective measures, the use of unmanned systems is recommended.

FireCrabber literally “goes through the fire” for you
Mission scenarios with high heat development, smoke development, toxic substances or dangers such as explosives or even nuclear dangers are hardly a problem for him. Last but not least, he works tirelessly and reliably even during long-lasting missions. Overstrain, fatigue and exhaustion of your emergency forces are dangerous and can be minimized by an appropriate rescue robot.

Operational scenario 2: FireCrabber expands the capability spectrum of emergency forces
Unmanned carrier and transport systems can massively expand the capability spectrum of emergency forces. They can carry more, withstand higher heat, or transport sensors, grappling arms, and equipment. And they are always connected to the command center and provide data from the disaster area. Today, most of these devices are remotely operated, but more and more autonomous products are entering the market.

Operational scenario 3: FireCrabber relieves emergency forces through assistance function
Unmanned systems are also increasingly being used in assistance functions. Specifically, it helps the rescuer bring appropriate equipment to the scene, serves as a protection system or even helps rescue victims from the danger zone. The creation of a situation picture is also one of the tasks of FireCrabber.

For example, FireCrabber can also support you in fire watch or when dealing with explosive materials such as ammunition remnants or unexploded ordnance, or in the exploration and detection of hazardous materials and the rescue and recovery of injured persons.

Modular design and adapters allow the robot to be used in a variety of ways. FireCrabber can be adapted to your needs and existing equipment. Remote manipulation, i.e. controlling the device without being on-site, or autonomous control of the device using artificial intelligence, are also options that can be developed for FireCrabber.

FireCrabber types of use

  • For vegetation & forest fires
  • For floods
  • For chemical hazards
  • For explosive ordnance hazards
  • In underground garages
  • In large fires
  • In case of high heat development
  • In case of toxic smoke & outgassing
  • In very large damage situations with long deployment times
  • To avoid overuse and exhaustion
  • To avoid resource bottlenecks
  • Accident rescues

FireCrabber application modules

  • Water cannon
  • Smoke extraction
  • Positive pressure ventilation
  • Transport modules
  • Grabs & Manipulators
  • Winches
  • Sensors CBRNE
  • Cameras & Thermal Imaging Systems
  • Rescue equipment
  • Lifting devices
  • Transport devices
  • Drones
  • Cutting Tools

FireCrabber task forces

  • Fire department
  • Company fire department
  • Police
  • Ambulance
  • Military
  • Customs
  • Civil defense
  • Civil protection
  • Rescue services

FireCrabber’s range of applications extends from classic firefighting and rescue operations to large-scale industrial and long-term operations or natural disasters. It can also be used for the elimination of environmental damage or even in the event of terrorist threats.

The complexity of operations and the possible threats at the scene of operations are increasing significantly today. It is good to have a supporting assistant with you, who can also deal with great heat development, smoke development, toxic substances, or dangers. Last but not least, it works tirelessly and reliably even during long-lasting missions. Overstrain, fatigue, and exhaustion of your emergency forces are dangerous and can be minimized by an appropriate rescue robot.

FireCrabber – The transport and logistics vehicle for fire fighting and disaster control with modular system (TS standard mount, technical rescue equipment, monitor with radio remote control

Product information “Caterpillar vehicle FireCrabber”.

The transport and logistics crawler chassis can be assembled or equipped with various different modules and thus significantly reduces the need for personnel in the force-intensive provision of materials in rough terrain or at complex locations. It is driven by an electric motor, which is controlled by a radio remote control. Can also be used in the steepest terrain due to the inclination adjustment.

Length  

1550 mm

Width

740 mm (Also suitable for small fire doors)

Tabletop height

400 mm (incl. tilt compensation)

Weight

340 Kg

Payload

400 Kg

Drive

2 electric motors of 500 watts each (For terrain, stairs and steep inclines)

Steering

Tank steering (turning on the spot)

Control

Radio remote control with range 150 meters

Speed

1st stage 1 km/h – 2nd stage 2 km/h

Power supply

Maintenance-free traction batteries 160 Ah / 24V

Operating hours

Normal terrain approx. 10 hrs. – Steep terrain approx. 5 hrs.

Charger

30A

Brackets

TS standard brackets

Corrosion protection

Galvanized and powder coated

Certificates

CE-Certificate

Individualization

According to your specifications

PRODUCT IMAGES FIRECRABBER 

FIRE CLEARANCES

FireCrabber is optimal for fighting fires in terrain, underground garages, tunnels and large fires. It can deliver up to 2,700 liters of water per minute with a throwing distance of 80 meters

RESCUE OPERATIONS

FireCrabber’s operational spectrum ranges from classic firefighting and rescue missions to industrial and long-duration large-scale operations or natural disasters. 

FIRECRABBER – firefighting robot, extinguishing robot

LOGISTICS OPERATIONS

The high payload of 400 kg and the TS standard mounting system makes the FireCrabber a multi-talent. Portable fire pumps can also be easily transported to the site of operation.

RECONNAISSANCE MISSIONS

The built-in thermal imaging camera transmits an image over 150 meters and helps to assess the situation at any time. The thermal image of the FireCrabber can be called up via tablet in the operations center. 

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