Since September, Magirus has been touring Europe with its innovative roadshow "Experience The Future" to present its state-of-the-art product portfolio to fire departments and interested visitors. In Dresden, the latest innovations for the next generation of firefighting could be experienced live on the outdoor area F5 at booth F50. FLORIAN thus successfully concluded this year's roadshow stops. The new Magirus Wolf CI tactical logistics platform was presented alongside the Magirus Wolf R1 response robot. Both are part of Magirus' innovative "Next Generation Firefighting".
Premiere of the new Magirus Wolf C1
With the unveiling of the new Wolf C1, Magirus is consistently expanding its range of remote controlled robots. As the newest member of the unique Wolf product family, the innovative tactical logistics platform supports firefighters and disaster control when transporting heavy loads and equipment, e.g. in rough terrain or over longer distances. With its sophisticated swap body system including airline rails, the robot is highly versatile and, above all, resource-saving. It takes on tasks in the field of logistics and transport, such as transporting portable fire pumps, power generators, sandbags or injured persons. In addition, the Wolf C1 can be individually equipped for special purposes, such as a mobile lighting mast for scene illumination, with a large launcher that can be lowered on site, or for hose laying. Magirus is thus already the only supplier in the field of fire-fighting and disaster control to offer applied rescue robotics.
Presentation of Magirus TP-Logistic VCU
The focus at FLORIAN was also on the TP-Logistics pumper with Vehicle Control Unit (VCU). The extensively equipped fire engine combines forward-looking communication technology, control and logistics. With its powerful Magirus fire-fighting technology and variable equipment and logistics capacities, it ensures maximum safety and flexibility even in critical operations. Mobile drones for the delivery of reliable live images, also in infrared, are integrated in a targeted manner and can be used intuitively, as is the control of the Wolf R1 and Wolf C1 tactical response robots.
Presentation of the WaterTank XT90 from Magirus
Another innovation is the Magirus WaterTank XT. Particularly in the event of forest and wildland fires or a lack of infrastructure, it is ideal as a mobile water supply for the provision of large quantities of water. It ensures a constant supply of extinguishing agents as well as mobile or stationary supply on site. The WaterTank XT is currently available in four sizes with capacities ranging from 6,600 to 16,800 liters. When used with fire-fighting vehicles such as a tank pumper, it often closes existing gaps in the infrastructure and ensures uncomplicated and constant shuttle service. Because it can be connected directly to the fire-fighting centrifugal pump of the towing vehicle, such as the TLF AirCore, it provides a significant increase in volume, even off paved roads. The height of the drum truck means that portable fire pumps are no longer required to fill collapsible tanks. With the WaterTank XT, Magirus once again proves its high practical orientation, but also its innovative strength in well thought-out detailed solutions.
Handover of the CNG-powered HLF iDL to Radeberg
All in all, the appearance at FLORIAN was very successful for Magirus. Many interesting discussions were held with national and international trade visitors. The trade fair once again proved to be an important annual industry meeting place for decision-makers and emergency services. A special highlight was that State Secretary Dr. Frank Pfeil, who had opened FLORIAN 2022 on behalf of Saxony's Interior Minister Armin Schuster, officially took delivery of Central Europe's first gas-powered fire engine. The CNG-powered HLF 10 pumper from Magirus will be used in the city of Radeberg in the future for both fire-fighting and technical assistance. When refueled with biogas, the vehicle can be operated 100% CO²-neutral and, above all, cost-efficiently.
Thanks to the organizers and thanks to Dresden for the warm hospitality! Magirus will be back again at the FLORIAN in October 2023 with many innovative products.