Helmet clip

FIREFIGHTERS HELMET CLIP

This helmet clip is another example of Titan being  a trusted source for solving our customers design challenges even for non aerospace customers. This bracket assembly required some challenging bends in order to hold a flashlight on the firefighters helmet.

FIREFIGHTER HELMET CLIP ASSEMBLY

The helmet clip is screwed onto the firefighters helmet rim using the slot and screws on the left. The black center know is used to adjust the angle of the lights beam.

The mounting bracket on the left side has simple bends and threaded holes to accommodate the mounting screws. There are also threaded holes on each part where they are joined using the center adjustment knob.

THE CHALLENGE

The difficulty of this part is the compound bends on the right hand side one of which can be seen  to the right of the black knob. You can see there is a bend just before the radius of the clip is formed. The purpose of the first bend is to angle the light across the firefighters line of sight.

The flashlight is not the ones purchased for home use as it has a special bulb.  The bulb produces a beam which pierces through thick smoke. It is not so much what the firefighter sees as it is they be seen in the event the become incapacitated. Imagine a firefighter laying unconscious on their back as others are searching the smoke filled room for them. The helmet light produces a bright beam easily seen through the smoke indicating the stranded firefighters location.

Titan has come to our customers need for over 61 years and have been an integral part of the aerospace and defense industries since we started. We were right there as the United States Space program was launched by President Dwight Eisenhower in the late 1950’s.

We were proud then and prouder now building satellite components for Boeing.

 

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