Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT


Pneumatic mast for diverse applications

24 April 2002 Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

The Hilomast range of pneumatic telescopic masts, introduced originally by Webb Industries for tactical communications, can now meet the needs of a diverse range of applications. In addition to providing a supporting mast for mobile or semi-permanent communications systems, the company says its Hilomast range is particularly beneficial to those involved in security, surveillance, as well as high level filming or camera work and for use in surveying sites, particularly radio sites to ascertain where the site would be best located.

Many applications require a mast which is quick and easy to erect or retract. Hilomasts are designed and robustly constructed from heat-treated aluminium alloy to meet these needs and to withstand the demands placed upon the masts under field conditions, extreme climatic variation or environmental changes, according to the company. Hilomasts can be extended up to 30 m by using low pressure air, supplied either from a compressor or, in for the smaller masts, from a foot pump.

A full length keyway is machined in each of the tubes to prevent relative rotation between them. This enables the masts to be used for supporting directional antennas or for cameras. Whether the sections are partly or fully extended, the mast can be rotated to the required direction and then clamped. Locking collars also allow the mast to remain permanently extended without maintaining air pressure.

According to Webb Industries, the Hilomast range of pneumatic telescopic masts meets rigorous international standards for operation and storage including low pressure (high altitude) operation.

Webb Industries, 011 444 2299





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