The Will-Burt Company, located in Orrville, Ohio, USA, is the world's premier manufacturer of mobile telescoping masts, towers and pan and tilt positioners. Offering virtually every payload elevation and integration solution from the top brands; Will-Burt, GEROH, Integrated Tower Solutions (ITS) and MAD – for military, first responders, cellular, broadcast, entertainment and other applications. Will-Burt designs and manufactures shelters made of all-composite materials that deliver higher performance at lower life cycle cost than metal or partial composite shelters. Will-Burt’s LINX security solutions provide integrated access control and intrusion detection certified to protect critical assets. Will-Burt offers a variety of metal fabrication and manufacturing services backed by a certified ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System and ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System. The Will-Burt Company was incorporated in 1918 and is 100% employee-owned.
Masts, towers and positioners for defence departments
Will-Burt's extensive telescopic tower range covers pneumatic masts, cable-driven masts, mechanical masts, spindle drive masts, telescoping lattice towers, pan and tilt positioners and other accessories.
Will-Burt also manufactures a full range of portable tri-pod and field masts. Many offerings are MIL-STD 810 qualified and used by worldwide defence departments.
The company offers full platform integration services along with metal fabrication, powder coating and contract manufacturing backed by ISO 9001: 2008 certified quality and ISO 14001: 2004 environmental management systems.
Carbon-fibre, electro-mechanical telescopic masts
The revolutionary Will-Burt Stiletto carbon-fibre composite, electro-mechanical mast features the best combination of high strength, low weight and great stability in the industry.
Stiletto is the lightweight, compact mobile solution for applications requiring rapid automatic deployment, maximum reliability and high-directional pointing accuracy. Stiletto HD is available for enhanced precision and payload capability. It also provides transportable capabilities and is MIL-STD 810F qualified.
The Stiletto AL delivers an extremely stable and compact elevation platform for sensors and antennas that require a high degree of pointing accuracy. This high-strength, alloy electromechanical telescoping mast with patent-pending automatic locks safely deploys payloads at any height.
The Stiletto AL is a cost-effective elevation platform designed to meet stringent programme requirements.
Powered tilt system for stiletto and pneumatic masts
Will-Burt's stiletto tilt system is suited to rapid deployment and nested height applications, and its efficient design allows for mast locking and rapid tilting.
The stiletto tilt's low height matches C-130 transportability requirements and low-centre concealment or gravity of the mast payload. The system is also made suitable for installation with a range of mission-configured vehicle platforms such as flat-bed transports, pick-up trucks and trailers.
Pneumatic non-locking masts for communications
Will-Burt's range of low-maintenance, oil-less air compressor systems, are designed for optimal performance and used with the Will-Burt telescoping masts.
The company's locking pneumatic masts are ideal for military communications, mobile radar applications and elevated testing.
When a mast deployment is required for longer periods, the mast remains extended without air pressure due to the locking collars.
Guying is also available on vehicle mounted, heavy-duty (HDL) locking models of up to 60ft (18m), as well as heavy-duty, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) models. Super (SHDL) and ultra heavy-duty locking (UHDL) models include larger payload capacities and greater unguyed heights.
Telescopic cable-drive masts for harsh military environments
The KVR and KVL telescopic cable-drive mast systems are used within military and commercial-based environments, including lighting, surveillance and communications testing, and are designed for field, shelter, trailer and vehicle deployment.
Both mast sections comprise close tolerance, precision mast profiles that guarantee precise pointing accuracy, as well as retraction and safe deployment in adverse environments.
Spindle drive masts for surveillance operations
International forces such as the German Army employ telescopic spindle masts for purposes such as target detection, reconnaissance, surveillance, security and communication within the battlefield.
GEROH spindle mast systems are produced for high-standard precision and heavy payloads. Environmental independent operation is also guaranteed with the spindle drive system.
The company's masts are optimised for electronic warfare systems, monitoring and target recognition and optical / electronic intelligence.
AntennaMast aluminium tripod mast
The Will-Burt AM2 AntennaMast model is a portable, lightweight, rugged, aluminium tripod mast designed for rapid payload deployment. The AM2 is capable of raising multiple devices on an individual mast, and is highly flexible and reliable.
Users are able to lift and lower larger payloads in a secure way without disassembling the mast system by using the EZ Raze™ system and its safety brake and cable winching device. The mast tube lift winch supplies mechanical assistance for mast tube lifting for heavier payloads, and the mast tubes and payload can also be elevated by breach loading the tubes through the tripod centre collar.
Pan and Tilt Positioners
MAD is known as a premier producer of environmentally sealed pan & tilt positioners (including continuous rotation models), integrated camera domes, environmental housings and accessories for both commercial and military applications.
MAD is unique in the ancillary CCTV equipment industry with design, assembly and manufacturing under one roof. MAD has the flexibility to produce large quantities of standard product or niche design a solution for a specific customer application. MAD has deployed thousands of positioners and cameras in highway systems, prisons and harbors since being established in 1999. MAD’s quality is assured through its adherence to ISO 9001 standards.