Hilomast, LLC is a manufacturer of telescopic pneumatic masts for communications and military applications. When one of their customers needed a cost-effective and secure way of mounting equipment to the top of a vehicle, they turned to Faztek's Design Team for help.
Unsatisfied with the design and cost of the previous pneumatic mast rack system, a company providing aerial photography needed a better solution to securely mount their equipment. All T-Slot Components would also have to withstand conditions of the outdoor environment.
After reviewing the specifications of this project, Faztek was able to provide a modular rack capable of supporting the mast and other types of equipment. The clear anodize finish of Faztek’s aluminum t-slot components provided a weather-resistant unit offering years of reliable service.
James Brown, Engineering Manager at Hilomast, describes how the modularity of Faztek’s t-slotted extrusions offer several useful advantages:
“The t-slots help us to make these adjustments instead of slotting or re-drilling new holes. They are also used to secure air lines and electrical wiring.”
Exposed t-slots were covered with plastic snap-in covers to keep the slots clean and provide a finished look. James also commented on the modularity of Faztek’s t-slot materials:
“Any future additions or refits are much easier because of bolted (not welded) components that can be removed and modified or replaced.”
“By using the parts and components from Faztek we have saved time, money and improved the looks of our product.”