Hooklift Interface Kit (HIK) Phase 2, Design Field Test Results
ASI SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL ABERDEEN MD ABERDEEN GROUP
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A solution to the problem of interfacing military transport vehicles with containers came in the design of a device now known as the Hooklift Interface Kit of HIK. The HIK is made up of three subassemblies consisting of a cruciform and unipod with an approximate weight of 1100 lb, a pair of Container Guide Rails and a pair of Load Transport Rails weighing together approximately 1700 lb for a total weight of 2800 lb. The cruciform attaches to the four front corners of an ISO container and has a lifting bail that interfaces with the hook on the Load Handling System LHS of the Palletized Loading System PLS. The Container Guide Rails are mounted on the rear portion of the frame of the PLS and are used to guide a container while it is being lifted onto the PLS without the use of a PLS flatrack. The Load Transport Rails are used to stabilize the load during transport once it is loaded onto the PLS. A locking device is also contained on the rear portion of each guide rail which, when locked into the two lower rear end corner castings of the container, provides further stability to the container while in transport.
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