Aircraft Lifting and Portable Ground Power Equipment

Red Box International

Manufacturers of Ground Power Equipment for over 18 years, Red Box International also supply a series of ground support equipment which includes, but is not limited to, Aircraft Tugs, Tool Control Systems, Aviation Tools and Aircraft Lifting Devices. The companies' success is evident from its purpose built factory premises located in the south of England.

Red Box have a philosophy to bestow the best quality ground power and related products to their clients at truly competitive prices. Peace of mind is also at the forefront of the Red Box product range with excellent ground power equipment power to weight ratio, top quality components and unrivalled after sales support.more

An increasing number of organisations are choosing solid state solutions to their GPU requirements. Specialists in solid state GPU manufacturing, Red Box are able to provide these organisations with the green, and practically noiseless solution they are looking for. The unit saves on servicing costs and product development is enhanced by ongoing investment.

Red Box International have built their sought-after reputation for excellence through these policies and have developed a faithful customer base across the globe. Their GPU range has been given wide recognition from both the military and civil markets and Red Box has been the choice on numerous occasions by the UK military and affiliated equipment partners to create bespoke power solutions.

IS09001:2000 accreditation is held by the Red Box and most products are also NATO codified.

A large team of international distributors provide oversea customers with the after sales care and local support which is so important for the client experience.

Battery Start Power Units

The range of Battery Start Power units from Red Box have been designed as lightweight, portable solutions to start both small/medium sized rotary and fixed wing aircraft. The Battery Start Power units range from brief case proportions up to the sizeable and incredibly powerful Twin RB85 and RB85 units which can reach 5,200 short circuit amps. The units are used across the world in civilian, offshore and military installations.

A high power output solution to starting turbine and large piston aircraft is the TC400 range of battery carts. 10,400 short circuit amps can be produced from the incredibly powerful carts.

Continuous DC Power Supplies

Two product ranges of the continuous DC power supplies have been established by Red Box. Aimed towards the military and high use MRO environment is the RBSC series of continuous DC power supplies. The design of the RBSC has been catered toward providing top quality DC power for avionic updates, weapons systems checks, maintenance tasks and crew training.

Directed at the low use MRO environment and private aircraft owners, this series offers a low cost answer to continuous power requirements without any necessary additions.

Sizes for the RBPS are available from 25 amps DC increasing to 300 amps DC at either 14 or 28 volts. Specialist voltages can also be attained.

Combination Battery Start and Continuous Power

The other continuous DC power supply, the TC3000 provides users with a solution to both start and continuous DC power requirements in a portable unit. Various combinations of continuous and start power ratings are available with the TC3000 to suit each customers needs.

Transformer Rectifier Units (TRU)

The solid state Transformer Rectifier Unit range from Red Box International has a reliable design which can be trusted to operate in truly demanding conditions. The RBC5000 Transformer Rectifier Units have many features that make it a welcome and essential addition to modern MRO operations. These include almost silent operation, user friendliness, zero emissions, incredible power to weight ratio and low maintenance.

The Transformer Rectifier Units are able to provide 28 volts DC at a maximum of 3000 amps peak and 900 amps continuous.

Frequency Converters

Manufactured to the industries top standards, Red Box International's frequency converters are reliable for countless years of quality service.

The RBC6000 is a range of frequency converters that have been designed to incorporate true sine wave technology. This means harmonic distortion is kept to a minimum and the user is guaranteed a clean, pure power without the risk in output.

The 'front end' software has been engineered to top standards and is combined with ease of operation. This allows the user to relax in the knowledge that the entire package meets the highest performance parameters.

The unit will operate at 55db maximum (when at 1m) thanks to solid state technology. The frequency converters also produce zero emissions and very low maintenance making them the perfect unit for MRO facilities or airports.

Aircraft Moving Equipment (TUG)

The Red Box range of Aircraft Moving Equipment (TUG) is available from the small battery operated system ,which can move any aircraft up to 2.5 tonne, to the larger petrol fuelled TUGs which can handle a maximum of 16 tonne.

Tools and Tool Control Systems

The Tools and Tool Control System kits from Red Box contain the top quality Bahco hand tool series and are set within specially manufactured duo colour hard foam layers. These allow for quick, secure and convenient control of the tools with a synthetic hardcover case offering ultimate protection.

Off the shelf Tool and Tool Control System kits are available as well as custom made, bespoke kits for individual customer requirements.

Quality tool control cabinets are also manufactured by Red Box, these are available with proximity readers for access control.

Snake Cam, Inspection Camera System

An astonishingly quality visual inspection tool, the Snake Cam, Inspection Camera System is in use with Fire, Rescue, Council, Police, Military, Bridge Inspection and Surveyor industries across the world. The tool has been shown numerous times as a invaluable system.

The Snake Cam uses a hand held 12.7cm, full colour screen alongside the miniature LED camera. Various attachments are available such as extendable poles which measure 0.8M to 7.8M and long extension cables.

The Snake Cam, Inspection Camera is one of the most adaptable visual inspection tools on the market today with Snake Cam 3 containing an inbuilt audio and imaging capture system.

Equipment Hire/Rental/Lease

As a world leading supplier of 28 Volt DC TRU's, lightweight, portable DC GPU's and 400Hz frequency converters, Red Box International have a stock of readably available products for hire purposes. Whether your maintenance centre has had an increased demand or you need a GPU for a static park Red Box are able to cater for your needs.less


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  • Ian Harding

    Technical Director Contact Expert

    For 18 years Ian has designed battery based DC start systems and DC power supplies for a range of Aircraft, Vehicles and Military applications. He has a HNC in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and researched at Southampton University.

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Red Box International
11 Fernacres Business Park
SO51 0HA, Romsey
United Kingdom

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