11-May-2010 Source: Zephyr International
Zephyr International LLC has delivered and installed a State of the Art Rescue Hoist Test Facility to the US Coast Guard’s Support Facility in Elizabeth City N.C. The test facility is designed to operate and test the Rescue Hoists in use by the Coast Guard on their Jay Hawk and Dauphine helicopters.
The facility utilizes Zephyr’s patented Rescue Hoist Ground Support Equipment and incorporates sensors and software to operate the rescue hoists through their complete performance spectrum while displaying and recording the results of the tests. The system can operate the hoists while extending and retracting at full load and full speed over the entire cable length and also can perform a static load test of 1800 lbs to insure the rescue hoist slip clutch is operating properly. The system is also equipped with the MagSens wire rope inspection system.
Zephyr International LLC is an innovative small woman owned business dedicated to supporting helicopter rescue hoist users worldwide. Zephyr’s products and services include the AxelCut and QuickSplice, E-Kit emergency cable cutter and hook attachment system, ReflectGuard rescue hook signaling light, Rescue Hoist Maintenance Training Courses and several different models of Rescue Hoist Ground Support Equipment including the MagSens Rescue Hoist Wire Rope inspection system.
We are proud to have been selected by the US Coast Guard in a competitive process to provide this equipment and look forward to supporting the US Coast Guard in the future.