Electric RHGSE

Electric Powered Version (new as of Summer 2012)

ZGS-11300-1 Electric Rescue Hoist Ground Support Equipment
Does not include the Magnetic Inspection System

ZGS-11300-2 Electric Rescue Hoist Ground Support Equipment
Includes the onboard Magnetic Inspection System (MagSens)

Zephyr introduces the latest version of its patented rescue hoist ground support equipment. Building on the manual rescue hoist ground support tool, the new design incorporates an electrical motor to extend the cable instead of requiring the operator to crank the handle to extend the cable. The design is such that the manual crank handle is retained so that the tool can be used on the flight line in the manual mode. This version provides great versatility and simplicity to the user.

While in the hanger it can be electrically operated while extending and automatic while retracting.  As a back up or on the flight line it is manually operated while extend and automatic while retracting.

The Electrical RHGSE will extend the rescue hoist cable at loads in excess of 25 lbs / 11.4 kg. and allows the retracting of the cable with loads up to the rated load of the rescue hoist.

Capstans and pressure roller arms
The load is transmitted to the wire rope using two capstan drive rollers. Each roller is precisely sized to accommodate the wire rope and feed the wire rope into the rotating tub. The capstans are made from a material that maintains high friction between the wire rope and the rollers, even if the wire rope is lubricated. The wire rope is held tight against the capstans by two pressure roller arms at the entry and exit tangent points where the wire rope contacts.

The load indication system uses a load cell to measure the torque in the system and visually displays the load in the cable.

The electrical power required is 110 VAC up to 10 amps or 220 VAC up to 5 amps.  The operator plugs the unit in to the shop power source and attaches the rescue hoist cable and then actuates the extend switch and the system is ready to extend the entire length of cable.  Then the operator engages the clutch system and the cable can be retracted while the load is displayed on the digital readout. The system includes the ability to wash, dry, and lubricate the cable and is compatible with the MagSens rescue hoist cable inspection system.

Lubridryer Assembly
The wire rope is cleaned, dried and can be lubricated using the Lubridryer. The Lubridryer includes replaceable pads that clean the wire and also can be used to provide lubrication to the wire rope. If the rotating tub has been filled with fresh water to wash saline residue off the cable, shop compressed air is fed to the Lubridryer to dry the wire rope as it is reeled back on the rescue hoist. The Lubridryer is equipped with an oil and air shut off to stop the flow of oil and air when not in use.

Easily transported by one person, forklift or tug.

(Optional) MagSens System .
The wire rope structural integrity is measured using the MagSens head. The system requires a customer supplied lap top computer to interface with the system electronics via a USB cable to measure and record permanent records of the wire rope structural integrity. (see the MagSens page for details)

Technical Specifications

  • Maximum load retracting 600 lbs / 272.7 kg
  • Minimum load retracting 10 lbs / 4.5 kg
  • Maximum load extending 50 lbs / 22.7 kg
  • Maximum speed- unlimited
  • Maximum length wire rope- 300 ft / 91.44 m
  • • Load indication- standard
  • • Wire rope cleaning and desalination system standard
  • Input Power • 110 VAC 6 amps • 220 VAC 3 amps
  • Dimensional Data:
  • • Length - 28 in / 71.1cm
  • • Width – 33 in / 83.8 cm
  • • Height – 52 in / 132.1 cm • Weight - 600 lbs / 272.7 kg
  • Easily transported by one person, forklift or tug.