Over the past 80 years, Lindapter has built a rock-solid reputation in the industrial space for cutting down on project time and costs thanks to its revolutionary line of steel connectors that don’t require welding or drilling. What can sometimes be overlooked, however, is Lindapter’s work in other areas, like its applications in museums and event spaces. One such venue where Lindapter has made a highly visible impact is the American Helicopter Museum in West Chester Pennsylvania.
About the American Helicopter Museum
Opened in 1996, The American Helicopter Museum & Education Center aims to preserve and educate around rotary-wing aircraft through exhibits, events, workshops, and more. Actual helicopters of different eras are on display -- like a 1949 Bell military copter to more modern craft like the Bell‑Boeing V-22 Tilt Rotor Osprey. Lindapter was recently called upon to aid in the display of a Enstrom F28A Helicopter, which was to be suspended from the museum’s ceiling.
How Lindapter Helped: Type ALP Adjustable Lifting Point
Lindapter utilized their Type ALP Adjustable Lifting Point in order to suspend the aircraft, which weighed in at over 1.3 metric tonnes or 2900 pounds. One single lifting point fitted with an eye bolt was needed for the job, as Type ALP is rated for rigging and lifting up to 3 metric tonnes or 6600 pounds. Beyond strength and durability, Type ALP provided the flexibility required for an ever-evolving museum, allowing for the helicopter to be easily switched out with another at the end of the exhibition. In addition to museums and art installations, Type ALP is well suited for lifting and rigging needs in entertainment theaters and arenas as well.
Why Choose Lindapter
With cross-industry applications and cost- and time-effective features, Lindapter products are the smartest choice for any type of project involving steel sections and structures. We offer customized design solutions that fit the specific needs of each project, as well as free consultation. Be sure to contact a member of our team today to learn how Lindapter can bring your unique vision to fruition.