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04 March 2015

Enforce Tac 2015: Cooling System Increases Performance in Hot Working Environments or Underneath Protective Clothing

Wolf Engineering develops cooling solutions for armed and blue-light service personnel. Four years ago, they successfully launched a helmet cooling system. This led to extend the focus on cooling the body. Plans became a reality in 2013 with the invention of a “cooling vest” – the Combo Cool System (CCS). The CCS is made of advanced textiles suited to an ergonomic shape, increasing the range of motion and comfort. The CCS’ fire proof material is also resistant to UV and IR rays preventing degradation of the vest’s material.

This photograph shows CCS Premium-version (in front) as well as Basic-version and cooling cartridges (yellow). (Photo: AF)

The fatigue-reducing CCS weighs only a total of 1.59kg, providing the wearer with a cooling solution without adding to body burden. CCS consists of: cooling vest, cooling unit and cooling cartridge. One single cooling cartridge provides cooling for a maximum of 180 minutes, whereas the battery serves up to 10 hours. Like an automobile, it has various cooling settings. Customers can request additional setting options. While the Premium-CCS has four settings for cooling intervals, the Basic-CCS has only on setting.

The cooling vest (Photo: Wolf)

According to the manufacturer, tests proved that using CCS-cooling vest, body temperature could be constantly kept underneath 37 °C over a long time period. In addition to the vest, also a whole-body-cooling systems is available.
Andre Forkert

For more information please see MILITARY TECHNOLOGY #2/2015, available at the show. 

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