Mechatronics manufacturer VINCORION has received an order to supply 100 hydraulic Rescue Hoist Systems (RHS) for military transport helicopters. The contract has a total value of approximately 11.5 million euros, spread over the period between now and 2028. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2021.
“We developed our hydraulic Rescue Hoist System nearly two decades ago for a wide range of applications, from transporting cargo to military rescue missions,” explains Dr. Stefan Stenzel, Managing Director of VINCORION. “Since then, the system has been continuously upgraded and enhanced. We are delighted that we will continue to make an important contribution to safe and reliable operations in the future, even under challenging conditions.”
Field-Proven for Loads of up to 400 kg and Rescue Operations up to 270 kg
VINCORION’s hydraulic Rescue Hoist System is mainly used for search and rescue and military missions, but also as a cargo hoist while the helicopter is on the ground. In rescue mode, the hoist reaches a maximum speed of 1.25 meters per second with a hoisting capacity of up to 270 kg. In cargo mode, the system reaches speeds of up to 0.4 meters per second and can move up to 400 kg.
VINCORION can look back on decades of expertise in the field of hoisting technology. The mechatronics specialist, with locations in Altenstadt, Essen, and Wedel, Germany, manufactured the first of more than 130 rescue hoists for the legendary Bell UH-1D helicopter back in the 1970s.