hoist cable

hoist cable

[′hoist ‚kā·bəl]
(mechanical engineering)
A fiber rope, wire rope, or chain by means of which force is exerted on the sheaves and pulleys of a hoisting machine.
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Slip-on rescue slings, a rescue basket and a Stokes litter for stretcher-style patients can all be attached to the hoist cable.
It will be performed at least three twisting operations for the hoist cable with a conductive element of the single twisting and two layers of armor, twisted in the opposite direction.
Immediately recognizing the gravity of the hazard, AWR2 Barboa sheared the rescue hoist cable, which avoided entanglement of the rescue swimmer.
In response, he sheared the hoist cable. The ship pilot fell a few feet to the deck.
Crews are using the hoist cable to drag the rocket pod.
After attaching to the survivor with the rescue strop, the hoist cable wrapped around his leg, and he was pulled up the cliff with the survivor in an inverted position before snapping upright.
After getting back to the surface MAcr Taylor found he had passed through the dinghy and remained attached to the hoist cable, forcing him to swim back through the dinghy before being winched clear.
But as the two-person team descended from the aircraft via a hoist cable, they began to see broken trees and foliage, an abandoned, makeshift campsite, and piles of garbage.
At the top, directly over the blade's center, he attaches a small C-clamp with the hoist cable going through it.
The union said it is also concerned about the safety of harness equipment after a winchman fell 10ft into the sea when the hook linking him to the hoist cable broke during a rescue on June 22.
In the case of the Rescue Hoist Training System, for instance, the trainee uses a VR headset coupled with a realistically-dimensioned training space and hoist cable to learn proper helicopter hoisting skills before having to do the real thing in actual flying conditions with winds and aircraft motion.
The aircraft jerked down to the right as the hoist cable became tangled in the mast of the MLB, as it continued to move up and down with the seas.