Distractions, unfamiliarity with aircraft type and lack of proper training are just a few things that can lead to expensive aircraft towing incidents. Our patented SiPsHitch™ Linear force monitoring system will alert operators to potential overstress situations BEFORE they cause nose gear damage. SiPsHitch™ affords never-before-seen levels of protection in your aircraft towbar push-pull operations.
SiPsHitch™ offers protection from obvious catastrophic failures, as well as the ability to record the invisible stresses that can lead to problems later. How do you know if you’ve overstressed the nose gear during the last tow? If the shear pin broke, can you say with certainty that the aircraft was not damaged? Can you prove it? SiPsHitch™ eliminates the uncertainty by recording all forces applied to the nose gear, protecting both pilots and service providers.
SiPsHitch also makes a great training assistant for new tractor operators. By instantly seeing what the limitations are as they happen, operators will intuitively learn how to tow the aircraft safely and smoothly. If the operator applies excessive force, SiPsHitch™ will sound the alarm before damage is caused and ask for a supervisor override before the tow is allowed to continue. You may end up with the safest tow team on the planet.
When you have the ‘SiPsHitch™ Equipped’ placard on your tractors, customers and insurance companies will recognize that you’ve gone the extra mile to insure the safety of the aircraft. With SiPsHitch™ on board, you have a leg-up on your competition. Affordable and easily installed, SiPsHitch™ will fit all existing towbarstyle tractors. Why wait for disaster, eliminate it with SiPsHitch™!
Newer tractors are incredibly powerful and can easily exceed nose gear force limitations. With the SiPsHitch™ system installed you can confidently use a larger tractor for lighter aircraft towing duties. Aircraft are damaged constantly by attempted tows with wheel chocks in place or with the aircraft brakes set. SiPsHitch™ makes incidents like this a thing of the past by alerting the operator before damage is done. Towing an aircraft over soft ground or carrying out a recovery operation? If you attempt this without SiPsHitch™, you might end up making things worse by damaging the gear.
The SiPsHitch™ system can be added to new or existing tugs. Add the monitoring system between your tug and hitch, and use the onboard screen to control the system and view realtime data.
Force monitoring gauge in real time providing stress alerts that relate to the aircraft selected from light piston through to wide body heavy airliner. The robust weatherproof design allows for towing in all conditions.
Intuitive functions and fast screen selection processes reduce input times. Software is fully upgradeable via flash drive.
Reduction in shear pin breakage results in reduced airline operational costs and faster dispatch times. Reduce your fleet size by installing SiPsHitch on your larger tractors.
SiPsHitch can be fitted to any existing push back tractor including heavy airline. Single level and multi level adapters and hitches, as well as front and rear towing options, are available.
Complete second by second data capture of all towing movements. Easy-to-read data gives you unparalleled insight into your towing operations.
Multiple report selections identify spikes and issues with towing movements and operator deficiencies. Protect your valuable equipment through detailed towing analysis.
Deep report customization for crucial forensic discoveries. Recall your towing sessions in great detail after towing operations are completed.
Data cannot be erased by operator and is protected from unauthorized users.