A novel external load system for helicopters required a low weight, high reliability with simultaneous weather resistance and freedom from maintenance. Therewith rescue operations such as a flood evacuation are possible.
The system itself can be intuitively serviced from one location and has a service life of 100,000 loading cycles. As the application was implemented with igus® products, the weight of the entire system could be reduced below 12 kilos.
Volker Seidel, ecms