Retrofit Aerostat Winch Truck

Deployment Truck, aerostat winch monitoring
Airship, rope tension monitoring, aerostat monitoring
Local Display Installed on Truck, aerostat winch monitoring
Load Pin and Hall Effect Sensor on Sheave Assembly, aerostat
Instrumented Sheave Assembly, aerostat, payout display

Rugged Controls was contacted by ITT to provide an upgrade to the existing Metrox winch monitoring system for truck mounted winches used to deploy Aerostats.  A custom load pin, provided by Rugged Controls, was installed in a sheave assembly that had a fixed wrap angle providing sub 1% accuracy. A rotational sensor was provided, a Hall Effect sensor, which is a direct replacement for the Metrox unit SP103. 

Custom analog outputs were provided to interface to legacy truck monitoring systems.

The system was calibrated by a Rugged Controls technician on site.  

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