The SkyPit cable retriever from TDA Lefeburé has shown its superior in numerous major airports around the world for obvious reasons.
Extended Life Time
While some cable retriever systems uses mechanical force to place the cable inside the cable drum and thereby often cause the control cables to break leading to expensive change of cable the SkyPit use only gravity and thereby avoid any mechanical twisting of the cable increasing the life time of the cable. This makes the SkyPit the recommended cable retriever system by 400 Hz cable manufactures.
Superior Protection of the Plug
When the cable is stored in the SkyPit the connector is fully retracted in the unit ensuring full protection of the aircraft connector during all weather conditions being it rain, snow or wind. The SkyPit is optionally fitted with a patented system to protect the cable from being torn off and ensuring no damage is caused on neither the passenger boarding bridge nor the aircraft should either the bridge or the aircraft unintentionally start moving while the aircraft connector is inserted in the aircraft.
The installation of the SkyPit on the side of the passenger boarding bridge ensure free space under the PBB reducing the risk of equipment damage as well as reducing any damage on ground personnel and ramp vehicles.