What Is a telescopic mast?

What Is a telescopic mast?

A telescoping or telescopic mast is an upright pole or portable tower that consists of tubular sections that slide within another in order to be extended or retracted. Telescopic mast can be made from a variety of materials including aluminum, steel or carbon fiber depending upon the application, mission requirements and can be mounted any number of ways including a vehicle’s 2x2” hitch receiver, building or command center wall, freestanding tripod, on a mobile surveillance vehicle or trailer, folded down on a roof and even through a hole in the roof via a roof bearing!

For example, The Rapid All-Terrain Tower (aka The RATT) is a mobile tower system that employs a pneumatic telescopic mast system made from high-strength aluminum in order to keep it lightweight (under 100lbs), simple and rapidly deployable for law enforcement mobile surveillance (special events), tactical long range surveillance, situational awareness, investigations, AI, LPR, video analytics (face, appearance & object search), firefighting to see smoke/hotspots with a thermal camera, monitoring large public events, crime scene surveillance/deterrent, radio/WiFi/mobile repeater antenna, long-range acoustic devices,  construction site video security, edge network applications, UAV/drone detection, UAV/drone antennas, 3D laser scanners and more.

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GOLDEN MASTS designs and manufactures the most comprehensive line of standard and custom telescopic masts using high quality materials with industry leading engineering and quality testing practices to provide our customers with the world’s best mobile masts.

GOLDEN MASTS telescopic masts and tower systems provide comprehensive solutions for a wide range of needs, including mobile communications, broadcast, cellular, fire services and surveillance applications. 
Unsurpassed in quality craftsmanship and durability, our electro mechanical and pneumatic telescopic masts provide for higher, heavier and more precise payload applications

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Guide to Telescopic Masts

Compact Telescopic Masts
When extended, telescopic masts can provide extreme length in comparison to their compact retracted length.The mast sections slide into each other as sleeves, and the overall length of a mast will vary depending on the number of sections. Some designs collapse as little as 15% of the fully extended length, making telescoping masts ideal for temporary setups and easy transportation.

Transportable Telescopic Masts

Versatility is a key characteristic, making them popular for man portable kits and vehicle mounted bases, so they are especially suited to emergency relief work in areas affected by severe weather, or disaster affected areas where existing communication infrastructure is damaged.For semi-permanent or permanent installations, guy wires are commonly used to provide additional stability.

Like most transportable masts, height is a limitation, this is compared to the height achieved with a permanent installation - however the latter is often outweighed by the ability to change locations to areas with better RF signal.

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Customising telescopic masts to suit a raft of different applications is relatively easy, and in a lot of cases, explains why they are a popular choice.

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GOLDEN'S telescopic mast are strong and ruggedized so that they can withstand the demands of rugged terrain, harsh weather and ongoing deployment. Durable, reliable, and cost-effective, GOLDEN’S mechanical masts require minimal care and maintenance, making them ideal for use in rough weather conditions or deployment to remote areas.

When your project can benefit from both elevation and mobility. GOLDEN’S telescopic mast and trailers are a dynamic combination – an affordable, effective solution for anyone from Prime Contractors to end users.

Telescopic masts are primarily used with RF antennas to improve radio coverage or dead spots and with cameras as well to fill in blind spots. Other notable end-uses are mobile video surveillance, situational awareness & thermal imaging, radio devices including RF antennas, cellular signal boosters, outdoor WiFi access points, edge networks and many more. Depending upon the height, material and diameter of the telescopic mast, weight limits for the top, payload or head load typically do not exceed 49 lbs for rapid deployment masts. However, there are heavier-duty masts available for special order that can manage payloads in excess of 200lbs.

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Introduction to the functions and characteristics of telescopic mast

Overall, telescopic masts are a versatile and reliable solution for applications that require a high elevation or the ability to extend and collapse easily. They are durable, easy to use, and can be customized for a variety of different applications and environments.

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How to install and maintain telescopic mast?

Installing and maintaining a telescopic mast can be a challenging task, especially for those who are new to the process. However, with the right tools, knowledge, and careful attention to detail, it is possible to install and maintain a telescopic mast successfully.

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