Saving Lives with 303 kg Load Capacity

During alpine emergencies or flood rescue missions, it’s helicopters that come to the rescue. Since landing is often impossible, permanently installed hoists become lifesavers. The ERH premierV from VINCORION is the most powerful and cost-effective civilian rescue hoist on the market and winner of the German Design Award and the Good Design Award in the “Safety & Security” category.

Next-Generation Rescue Hoist

VINCORION has been supplying the hydraulic rescue hoist for the NH90 helicopter for many years. The goal of saving as many lives as possible is the driving force behind our ongoing efforts to optimize even the most tried-and-true technologies.

What Rescue Professionals Need Today

VINCORION’s in-depth discussions with helicopter manufacturers and users resulted in valuable ideas on how to optimize the hoist. VINCORION then worked to implement these ideas, combining many years of experience manufacturing hoists with mechatronic innovation to develop a rescue hoist that sets new standards in terms of performance, reliability, and safety: the ERH premierV.

Stronger – Longer – Faster

Increasing the load capacity was one of the most pressing customer requirements. Compared to the standard, the ERH premierV can handle 33 kg more – a total of 303 kg makes operations with three people including equipment possible for the first time. The cable length is 100 meters long, which is more than comparable models – a decisive advantage that can mean the difference between life and death when victims have to be rescued from crevasses in mountains or glaciers. In critical situations where every second counts, the hoist’s improved speed of up to 2 meters per second can significantly speed up the rescue effort. In addition, the system’s ergonomic design makes the hoist easy to use.

Lifting capacity: max. 303 kg (@ 1.0 m/s)
Speed: max. 2.0 m/s (@ < 150 kg)
Cable length: max. 100 m

With all of our systems, the focus is on people’s safety. This is most obvious with our new civilian rescue hoist. It really feels good to know we’re making a contribution to helping save people’s lives.”

Simon Böttcher,
Product Manager VINCORION Aviation

Safe and Cost-Effective

The ERH premierV’s architecture is based on a capstan drive plus state-of-the-art control electronics, resulting in significantly longer maintenance intervals and greater reliability. In addition, the hoist’s modular design significantly reduces the cost of replacing the cable or a module in the event of an issue. The ERH premierV from VINCORION combines maximum safety with excellent cost-effectiveness.


Boris Menz
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