26-Feb-2016 Source: Onboard-Systems
Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, will be showcasing their newest remote cargo hook, the TALON® Auto-Loc Cargo Hook System, at the 2016 HAI Heli-Expo Show in Louisville, Kentucky, with an interactive display in their booth. Designed to enable helicopter pilots to pick up unattended loads, the TALON Auto-Loc Cargo Hook System consists of two components: an Auto-Loc cargo hook (which is suspended from the belly of the helicopter on a longline) and a target (which is attached to a pre-rigged load). The helicopter pilot slings the Auto-Loc Cargo Hook down onto the target to automatically lock the pair together, then lifts the load for transport.
The booth demonstration exhibit will allow visitors to simulate moving the TALON Auto-Loc cargo hook over the top of a target to lock them together for take-off. The hands-on nature of the display will help demonstrate how the design of the two pieces facilitates successful pairing, helping customers get a better idea of how useful the new remote hook system could be in a variety of situations.
The TALON Auto-Loc Cargo Hook System is ideally suited for picking up loads in remote locations, such as drill equipment used for mining. For example, if flying conditions aren’t favorable on a particular day, the ground crew can still rig the loads and move onto their next project, and the helicopter can fly in at another time to pick up the cargo.
Onboard Systems looks forward to welcoming customers in their Heli-Expo booth (#11144) and giving them an opportunity to try out the new TALON Auto-Loc Cargo Hook System.
About Onboard Systems
Onboard Systems International, Inc. designs and manufactures a complete line of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment under its TALON brand, including belly hooks, cargo hook suspension systems, Onboard Weighing Systems and remote hooks. Its low-weight, high quality products provide helicopter operators with increased cost efficiencies and safety through customer-driven designs, responsive service and support, and low ongoing maintenance costs. Onboard Systems maintains a rigorous quality management system (QMS) designed to meet or exceed the strict requirements of AS9100 Revision C, ISO 9001:2008, helicopter airframe manufacturers, and the FAA. Founded in 1975, Onboard Systems is a privately held US corporation located in Vancouver, Washington.