Shop Talk: Troubleshooting Onboard Weighing SystemsHaving a problem with your Onboard Weighing System? Download our Electronic Load Weigh System Troubleshooting Guide for recommended troubleshooting procedures that can be implemented in the field to diagnose and resolve your issue. Read more …
October 27, 2022
Shop Talk: How to Update Your C-40 FirmwareOne of the many benefits our latest generation C-40 Cockpit Indicator offers is the ability to upgrade the firmware using a thumb drive. The software patch is available as a direct download from our website at no additional cost. Here's what you need to do. Read more …
May 05, 2022
Shop Talk: Fix It Yourself, or Return for Service?Customers love their Onboard Systems equipment because it is easy to service. However, there are circumstances where it's better to contact us before working on your equipment. Read more …
April 08, 2021
Shop Talk: Storage and InactivityGot storage questions? Here are a few guidelines to assist you with preparing your cargo hook for storage or reinstallation. Read more …
December 16, 2020
Shop Talk: Mechanical Release CablesCargo hook manual release cables require extreme care during installation, use, and maintenance. Read more …
September 09, 2020
Shop Talk: Load Cell MaintenanceOnboard Weighing Systems provide operators with vital information about the weight they are carrying. Proper maintenance, including regular inspection and calibration, is critical to ensure ongoing accuracy. Read more …
June 10, 2020
Shop Talk: Coatings & FinishesYou can extend the life of your Onboard Systems equipment with proper touch-ups for coatings and finishes that are damaged during use in the field. Read more …
March 06, 2020
Shop Talk: Troubleshooting Tips for Load Cells and Cockpit IndicatorsIf you don't have a spare load cell or cockpit indicator lying around to use for troubleshooting problems with your Onboard Weighing System, here's a workaround. Read more …
August 28, 2019
Shop Talk: Nut Adjustments to Load Cell CoversDon't torque that nut! This article explains why you should never adjust the nuts on your load cells. Read more …
May 23, 2019
Shop Talk: LubricantsAn important part of maintaining your cargo hook equipment is applying the right lubricants to key locations at appropriate intervals. Read more …
March 20, 2019
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Increased Rated Load for TALON 3K Remote Hooks
We've increased the rated load for the TALON 3K Remote Cargo Hook series from 3,000 lb. to 3,300 lb. / 1,500 kg.
Load Cell TBOs
Load cells are not field serviceable and must be returned to the factory for overhaul.
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Service Life Update for Barry Longlines
Barry has modified the service life calculation for their synthetic helicopter longlines.
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