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Manufacturing & Engineering

Our Engineering and Manufacturing departments are at the core of Alexis Fire Equipment. The process of building a customized truck starts with customer expectations and ends with customer satisfaction. All aspects of manufacturing processes are ultimately driven by and for the customer. How a task is accomplished is the part controlled by Alexis Fire Equipment. We thrive on innovation and producing apparatus that not only exceeds expectations, but pushes the envelope of conventional fire trucks. What you might have thought was impossible in a truck can be brought to life with our team of extraordinary engineers and skilled craftsmen.

 

Cad Design

Two-dimensional blueprint of preliminary truck body assures exact dimensions and maps general design.

Solid Modeling

Three-dimensional drawings simulate a virtual model shop and offer a greater definition of compartment utilization.

As-Built Wiring Diagrams

Customer-specific exact wiring diagrams come standard with your Alexis truck and provide ease of electrical diagnostics.

Loading Diagrams

Weight calculations insure intended loads match correct chassis gross vehicle weight rating during pre-planning stage.

 

Body Subframe

A fully-welded steel subframe supports our 3/16" thick aluminum body and allows for heavy-duty outrigger supports under each compartment floor. A round rubber body cushion is used to separate the steel outriggers and aluminum angle which provide our customers with the strongest truck body possible and the assurance that the dissimilar metals will be separated to protect against electrolysis. We also provide a bonded rubber surface on the top of the subframe to protect from chaffing against the poly water tank.

Electrical Panel

Service and maintenance is streamlined with color, function and number code utilizing heat resistant wiring, as well as printed circuit boards and automatic reset circuit breakers. The connections are made through a duetsch mechanical type connector which allows for the best seal possible to protect against the elements. We also now offer your department the option to utilize multiplex electrical systems.

 

OMAX 50,000 PSI JetMachining Center

Alexis utilizes computer technology and cutting-edge machines to provide optimal results. Along with our plasma cutting machine uses high definition plasma technology to ensure high quality results when cutting parts, we also offer one of the fastest and most precise abrasive waterjet cutting services in the industry with our Omax 50,000 PSI JetMachining Center. Waterjet machining is a computerized technology that will cut virtually any material into any complex two-dimensional shape. Computerized motion control provides accurate and reproducible results efficiently throughout a wide range of materials and thicknesses while generating a smooth edge and finish. We are able to provide five different edge qualities, ranging from a fast cut for material separation, to a slow speed for a superior finished look, minimal burr, and no slag. Material waste and overall costs are reduced by optimal part positioning and nesting. Waterjet cutting is a clean process that does not result in tool path heating, distortion, or residual stress in the cut material. No heat is used so the molecular structure of the material remains unchanged.

 

 

On-Site Body Painting

Our apparatus bodies are painted the Alexis premises using PPG high-gloss finish coatings. Two coats of paint and three coats of primer for ultimate durability and quality. The compartments can be finished in either a natural Aluminum or Zolatone coating. Our trucks are prepped, the paint color of your choice is mixed, and the paint is applied to produce the finished, painted product.

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