Illustrated Application Note
Rescue Helicopter Hoist Test
A customer wants to test the strength of the cable line used in the hoist of their helicopter during rescue missions and situations.
A customer wants to test the strength of the cable line used in the hoist of their helicopter during rescue missions and situations. They want to see if both the cable and the hoist can withstand a heavy load safely, and for long periods of time while the helicopter is in flight.
Interface’s WTSSHK-D Wireless Crosby™ Load Shackle is attached to each mooring cable in use. Results are sent to the customers through the WTS-BS-4 USB Industrial Base Station when connected to the customer’s supplied PC computer/Laptop. Data can also be transmitted to the WTS-BS-1-HS Handheld Display for Single Transmitters, giving the customer the option to view mooring cable line tension.
The customer was able to add a heavy load to the end of the helicopter hoist, to ensure it is strong and safe enough to carry both rescue personnel and objects while being in midair.