TISABAS™ A compact motorized folding conveyor system that goes into the aircraft belly and mechanically moves baggage and cargo.

Optimal Cargo & Baggage Handling Solution Prioritizing Injury Prevention, Reducing Cost and Time

Robson Handling Technology are pleased to be Collaborators, delivery Partners, and Systems Integrators of Ramper Innovations TISABAS™ within the UK and Ireland.

Ramper Innovations have solid experience in the industry since 1977.

Our Mission:

Reducing Ramp Agent Injuries Today, there is a significant risk of injuries to ramp agents as a result of how cargo is currently loaded and unloaded. In addition, we see damage to aircraft and cargo. The physical demands of the job alone cause inefficiencies in operations.

In conjunction with the results of countless studies, clearly shows that change is needed.

Benefits of TISABAS™
Motorised Conveyor

Utilizing a motorized conveyor reduces the manual labor needed to move cargo/bags, and facilitates an ergonomic work environment, reducing injuries.

Low Cost Solution

TISABAS is approximately 85-90% less expensive to purchase than our closest competitor or the current manual method.

To Ramp Agents, the benefits are priceless.

Reduces Damage

TISABAS allows for a smooth delivery process of luggage and cargo. This eliminates the impact of items being thrown down the belly of the plane, and nearly eliminates any damage from that process to planes, cargo and members of your team.

Safer Work Environment

TISABAS allows baggage/cargo handling staff to complete their work in an ergonomic position in cramped conditions.

Increased Efficiency

With TISABAS, handling teams are able to move more cargo and baggage in less time, and with fewer people.

Increased Profitability

With TISABAS, you can move more material in less time with minimal stress on the crew. As a result, airlines can consistently move more cargo on passenger flights, ADDING REVENUE DIRECTLY TO THE BOTTOM LINE.

The Problem

Ramp agents spend their working hours loading and unloading cargo and baggage weighing from 30 -100 lbs. (13.6 – 45.3 kg.) These items need to be moved in a space about 25 feet (7.6 meters) long, and less than 4 feet (1.2 meters) high.

In most cases this involves either throwing or sliding objects with great force, which causes numerous problems for ramp agents, airlines, and their customers. The current system provides significant risk of bodily injuries as well as damage to aircraft and cargo. Sliding cargo is slow and ineffective. The alternative of throwing objects can result in damage to aircraft and cargo.

In addition, ramp agents can easily injure their backs by sliding or throwing cargo. The physical demands of the job alone cause inefficiencies in operations that stress ramp agents and cost money.
The Solution: TISABAS™
The Solution: TISABAS™

(TI)m • (SA)ves • (BA)cks

These are the same issues TISABAS was designed to solve, issues which are especially significant when loading and unloading narrow-bodied aircraft.

TISABAS is a compact motorized folding conveyor system that goes into the aircraft belly and mechanically moves baggage and cargo. This eliminates the need to throw heavy baggage, mail and freight the length of the aircraft.

This approach also reduces time and operational costs, while making ramp agent jobs safer, easier and more efficient. Air carriers, ground-handling contractors and freight operators using TISABAS can:

TISABAS will be on the belt loader when it pulls up to the aircraft. It is then moved inside the belly out of the way until it is needed. Sections are folded out as the agent goes further back into the belly. The belting system takes the bag to the doorway eliminating the need for the agent to throw the heavy bag from his/her knees the length of the belly. Belly lengths can be up to 25 feet. Each section has a switch that activates the belts when that section is flat and stops the belts as soon as it starts to fold.


TISABAS remains in the aircraft belly after the unloading process and is positioned ready for the next loading process. The sections are folded up and out of the way as the belly fills. It then goes back onto the belt loader and is ready for the next flight.

Industry Problems
Industry Problems

These are some of the most common and costly issues around loading and unloading aircraft. Operational issues that every ground service manager needs to control for an efficient and safe operation with on-time schedules and on-budget operations.

On-Site Injuries

Studies show that 76% of ramp agents will have a time-loss injury at one point in their career. However, only 1/3 of injuries to Ramp agents get recorded as time-loss injuries. Non-recorded injuries are costing Airlines money in hard-to-measure ways. Injured employees will:

• Be less efficient • Call in sick more often • Have lower morale • Be more likely to seek work elsewhere

Loading Times
Loading Times

1. A well-rested, experienced crew manually handles 15 bags a minute. With TISABAS, the team is not stressed, and even an inexperienced team can move 16 bags a minute at its slowest speed.
2. TISABAS fast speed moves up to 24 bags a minute. MUT (make-up time) is huge with this potential.

Damage Claims

1. Airlines spend $2.1B in baggage claims a year.

2. Damage to cargo and mail is also a factor.

3. Throwing items also results in substantial damage to the aircraft.

Departures Delays
Departures Delays

Three of the top 7 reasons an aircraft are delayed involve the loading and unloading process.

Decreased Revenue

Cargo often gets bumped because the lead feels he or she doesn’t have time or doesn’t want to stress the crew further. This slows down the flow of operations, which affects the ability to bring in revenue.

Workers Compensation

1. On average, a worker’s comp claim costs $122,000 for direct cost and increased premiums.
2. Indirect costs such as administration, overtime, and additional stress on a crew are also significant.

Technical Information
Technical Information

Extended flat Dimensions Length 6.1 m x Width .61 m x Height 7.6 cm

Folded Dimensions Length 60.9 cm x Width 53.3 cm x Height 81.3 cm

24 Volt System Converts from 14V & 72V

Weight 81.6 kg

Weight-Bearing Capacity 732.4 kg per m2

Variable Speed 16 bags per minute & 22.9 bags per minute

Temperature Range -20F to +120F/-29C to +49C

Additional Features
Additional Features

All-Weather Operations - Safety Enhanced - Ergonomically Designed - Ramp Agent Approved - Sectional Power Switches - V- Belt Technology - Belt Material - Drive Rollers - Drive Card - Control Buttons - Directional, Fast, Slow, Stop / Pushbutton – Momentary - Aluminum Frame - Composite Easy-Grip Handles


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