Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Hall Components Assist in Land Mine Removal

Hall Composites recently delivered a set of experimental "actuator arms" for the US Military's Buffalo vehicle. These arms are used in the pickup and removal of buried land mines. The customer turned to Hall to build the arms from carbon because the combination of light weight and stiffness afforded the operators more control over the arm. And when picking up mines at the end of a 30' arm, a steady hand is control. After initial trepidation from the end users spurred by the different material, reports are that the operators love the new arms and can operate with much greater accuracy.