<![CDATA[Amron International Blog]]> http://www.amronintl.com/blog/ Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:08:38 +0000 http://www.amronintl.com/skin/frontend/base/default/images/rsslogo.jpg <![CDATA[Amron International Blog]]> http://www.amronintl.com/blog/ Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Kirby Morgan Bulletin 10 of 2015: Change to Products]]> http://www.amronintl.com/blog/kirby-morgan-bulletin-10-of-2015-change-to-products/ Bulletin #10 of 2015 - August 25, 2015

Subject: Change to Products

Helmet and BandMask® Regulators Now Packaged and Sold as "Kits"


Products Affected by Packaging as Kits:

305-040 EXO® BR Regulator

505-027 SuperFlow® "B" Regulator Assembly

505-026 "A" Regulator Assembly

505-069 350 (1 inch Tube)

505-278 REX® Regulator Assembly


Regarding Helmet and Band Mask® regulators, we have improved their overall packaging and presentation. Where needed, tie wraps or other parts are included as well as a warranty card. These changes make the regulators into kits instead of them simply being “a part”. Please see page two for the regulators with their corresponding, new “kit” part numbers.


For these regulators, order the new Regulator Assembly Kit:

305-040 EXO® BR Regulator               325-772 EXO® BR Regulator Assembly Kit

505-027 SuperFlow® "B" Regulator     525-773 SuperFlow® "B" Regulator Assembly Kit

505-026 "A" Regulator                          525-777 "A" Regulator Assembly Kit

505-069 SuperFlow® 350 Regulator    525-771 SuperFlow® 350 Regulator Assembly Kit

505-278 REX® Regulator                     525-774 REX® Regulator Assembly Kit


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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:21:07 +0000
<![CDATA[Amron Kicks Off Annual Photo Contest 2015!]]> http://www.amronintl.com/blog/amron-kicks-off-annual-photo-contest-2015/ Amron 2015 Annual Photo Contest

Attention all divers! It's that time of year again...for our Annual Photo Contest!

Enter for your chance to win a $500 gift card and be featured in our 2016 Amron Calendar!

One lucky Grand Prize Winner will have their photo on the cover of our Amron Calendar and will also win a $500 gift card.

12 Place Winners will each receive a $150 gift card and have their photo featured as the main photo for one month in our calendar!

All you have to do is submit your unique commercial diving action photos to photos@amronintl.com by October 23rd, 2015.

For all the details, please see the link below: http://www.amronintl.com/photocontest2015

Good luck photographers!

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:17:06 +0000
<![CDATA[Kirby Morgan Bulletin 9 of 2015: Change to Products]]> http://www.amronintl.com/blog/kirby-morgan-bulletin-9-of-2015-change-to-products/ Bulletin #9 of 2015 - July 9, 2015

Subject: Change to Products

350-032 Main Tube is Replaced by 350-143 Main Tube


Products Affected by Change to 350-032 Main Tube:

350-032 Main tube, BR

505-278 REX® Regulator Assembly

305-040 Balanced Regulator Assembly, EXO-BR®


This bulletin is to inform you that the Main tube, 350-032, used in the balanced REX® & EXOBR® regulators is now being manufactured of stainless steel (previously chromed brass). With this improvement it has been issued a NEW PART NUMBER, 350-143 Main Tube and is stamped with an “S” instead of a “B”.


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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:52:44 +0000
<![CDATA[Kirby Morgan Bulletin 8 of 2015: Caution Bulletin]]> http://www.amronintl.com/blog/kirby-morgan-bulletin-8-of-2015-caution-bulletin/ Bulletin #8 of 2015 - July 2, 2015

Subject: Caution Bulletin


The purpose of this bulletin is to CAUTION against using non-genuine Kirby Morgan parts. Kirby Morgan equipment has been designed, built and tested to exacting specifications for proper fit, form and function and your safety! All components of Kirby Morgan® Helmets and BandMasks® are CR and CE compliant.


Be aware that even something as “simple” as a Kirby Morgan® Head Cushion has undergone stringent testing in order to gain CE approval (very expensive) so that it can be sold in CE countries. The head cushion has also gone through trials, analysis and evaluation for CR compliance and military approval.

(Ref. p/n 510-754 & 510-521 Head cushions).


A cheaper, un-tested, NON-GENUINE Head Cushion can present the danger of foam that could off-gas toxic fumes or exude toxic liquids if wet!


Kirby Morgan® carefully sources the foam we use from special vendors to be sure there is no possibility of off-gassing or toxicity within the foam or other materials. This is just one example. Again, all components of Kirby Morgan® Helmets and BandMasks® are CR and CE compliant.

After-market products are not CR or CE marked and use of these products will void warranty plus, helmets and BandMasks® with non-genuine parts will not pass inspection.


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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:47:07 +0000
<![CDATA[Kirby Morgan Bulletin 7 of 2015: Product Change]]> http://www.amronintl.com/blog/kirby-morgan-bulletin-7-of-2015-product-change/ Bulletin #7 of 2015 - May 26, 2015

Subject: Product Change


Effective immediately, 530-145 Locknuts no longer included with Kirby Morgan Band Mask® Hoods. 510-712 replaces 525-740.


Products Affected:

Standard (foam face seal) Hood Assemblies with Lock nuts: 525-740.

Molded Face Seal Hood Assemblies: P/Ns 525-730, 525-731, 525-732, 525-733, 525-734, 525-735, 525- 736, 525-737

Mask Spares Kit 18/28: P/N 525-327.

Overseas Spares Kit 18/28: P/N 525-319.


530-145 lock nuts have been shipping along with spare BandMask® hoods since January 2004. Reference bulletin, Change to Product #1 of 2004. These locknuts are no longer included. Explanation below.


The primary example of the “spare BandMask® Hood” most of you are familiar with is the 525-740.

P/N 510-712 is the standard hood you have been receiving when ordering P/N 525-740, and the hood that is the standard on all production BandMasks®.

This lock nut was used only in the very first, original model Hood & Keeper Kit (ref. Bulletin #4 of 2003). The original model Band Keepers became obsolete March 2004, no longer requiring the 530-145 lock nut. A much easier & efficient band keeper kit was introduced late April 2004 (ref. an “All Dealer Faxed Notice May 11, 2004). Locknuts were shipping with hoods as an assurance that anyone still using the original keepers receive a new lock nut (an extra was also included) for the bottom band keeper when changing the hood. The 530-145 nut is a one-time use only lock nut.

If some customers do still happen to be using the original band keepers, they may purchase replacement lock nuts.

No other part number changes. No price changes at this time.


Kirby Morgan strongly recommends the use of band keepers on all KMB 18 and 28 BandMasks®:


525-172 Band Keepers with Hood

525-121 Band Keeper Kit, No Hood


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Wed, 27 May 2015 16:16:10 +0000