Milwaukee Tool’s MX FUEL™ Equipment System brings the power of cordless technology to the world of light equipment. Product Manager Chris Parker explains why the technology is revolutionary.
In recent years, the capabilities of cordless technology have been pushed to new limits, providing innovative solutions that challenge existing perceptions of what can be powered by cordless technology. But while power tools have received considerable benefits from cordless technology, the same cannot be as readily said about light equipment.
Milwaukee Tool Product Manager Chris Parker says after spending more than 10,000 hours with users on thousands of job sites globally, the team at Milwaukee Tool discovered considerable safety and productivity challenges within certain product categories – like petrol-powered and corded equipment – due to limited innovation over the years.
“Exposure to emissions, vibration, and noise continues to create health concerns for industrial-trade professionals,” says Parker. “From petrol emission headaches to design features that cause stress on users’ bodies over time, we saw that traditional light equipment wasn’t delivering on user needs.”
Milwaukee Tool launched the MX FUEL Equipment System to the market in 2020 to take on the very same petrol and corded equipment that the professional trades have depended on, but without the associated hazards.
“Each of the cordless, battery-powered solutions on the MX FUEL System go beyond the limitations of petrol and power cords and operate off one, completely compatible battery system,” says Parker.
“The MX FUEL System helps to eliminate emissions, improve tool ergonomics and reduce the overall noise, vibration, and frustrations of petrol maintenance – issues that have been tolerated on job sites for decades due to the lack of alternative products. The system also aims to put an end to tripping breakers, voltage drops and trip hazards on the job site.”
For professional users, safety and productivity are the keys to success. The ability to find solutions that will keep up with the breadth and depth of work they need to do is imperative. The Milwaukee MX FUEL, M12™ and M18™ systems complement each other to provide the right blend of power, performance and run time for the job at hand.
Like the M12 and M18 systems, MX FUEL features three Milwaukee-exclusive innovations –the POWERSTATE Brushless Motor, REDLINK™ PLUS Intelligence and the MX FUEL REDLITHIUM™ Battery Pack to deliver equipment that offers the technology and functionality to exceed the demands of the professional trades.
MX FUEL solutions (except for the MXFC charger and MXFCP203 battery) are enabled with ONE-KEY™, Milwaukee Tool’s digital platform for inventory management, tool monitoring and reporting.
“ONE-KEY is an industry first that offers tool tracking and security, dial-in precision settings and records utilisation data,” says Parker.
“By integrating this technology into the MX FUEL range, the company has added another key benefit to users that helps to streamline equipment management – making it accessible from anywhere you can use the ONE-KEY app, on or off the job site.”
According to Parker, Milwaukee Tool aims to protect long-term user investment by ensuring that all MX FUEL batteries fit all MX FUEL equipment and offer system-wide compatibility – even as the range expands with new products in the future.
“Each solution on the MX FUEL system has been specifically targeted towards applications that have historically posed significant challenges to users, across trades, whether it’s industrial job site lighting, cutting or demolition,” says Parker.
Parker says Milwaukee Tool will continue to grow the system with products focused on more trades, furthering their commitment to replacing petrol-powered and corded equipment on all job sites.
“By developing the MX FUEL Equipment System, Milwaukee Tool has taken a giant step in the light equipment market, turning the vision of a completely cordless job site into an everyday reality.”
To learn more about the MX FUEL Equipment System or to book a trial with a MX FUEL specialist, visit: milwaukeetool.com.au/mx-fuel or call 1300 645 928.
This article was originally published in the October edition of our magazine. To read the magazine, click here.