By Helicopters Staff
Mechatronics manufacturer VINCORION of Germany 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,” said 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.”
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 metres per second with a hoisting capacity of up to 270 kg. In cargo mode, the system reaches speeds of up to 0.4 metres per second and can move up to 400 kg.
VINCORION is well known for manufacturing the first of more than 130 rescue hoists for the Bell UH-1D helicopter back in the 1970s.