What we do
When it comes to accurate maintenance of your ropeway system, we are the experts. In close collaboration with the operations manager of the specific ropeway installation, we perform a complete maintenance check. We replace or align ropes, carefully inspect parts and structures, replace damaged components and perform all the necessary modifications.
We calculate our expert knowledge and years of experience into the schedule planning. If necessary, several assembly teams work in parallel to ensure that the downtime of your ropeway system is as low as possible. Our fleet and special tools are essential in easing the work and achieving fast results – there’s nothing in the way of starting up operations again exactly on time.
We are right in our element when it comes to maintaining structures along the line. Even the longest line and extreme location conditions are no match for us. Our service covers the entire range: We replace the line ropes, arrange for non-destructive testing, and expertly maintain all parts along the route. Where necessary, components are removed to be carefully serviced in our own shop. Thanks to our CNC machines, we can quickly and reliably perform legally required modifications or changes to the rockers.
If necessary, the large sheave assemblies, which can weigh up to 2,500 kg, take to the air: Our assemblers dismantle them into several parts directly on the tower. Then they can be easily transported away using a smaller helicopter – this way, the costs are reduced to a minimum. In turn, the assembly takes place in the air via helicopter.
Once the work is completed, everything runs again like new. All of the sheave assemblies are aligned and then finely tuned with the use of theodolites. You’ll notice the difference: A quietly operating ropeway and less wear and tear of the parts.
Cast rope sockets
The materials and process used to fixate the ends of the rope have to stand up to the highest stress. In such a case, there is absolutely no compromising on quality – the tensile load which bears on the small area at the ends of the rope is enormous. The ropeway depends on the flawless manufacture of the end fixing, making the casting of the rope a true matter of trust.
We have been manufacturing cast rope sockets – always under the sharp eyes of engineers – since the establishment of the company. The trust that customers put into us has made us strong and enabled us to acquire a plethora of know-how. We can even cast the heaviest haul, track and tension ropes with a radius of up to 70 mm to the highest standards.
Aligning the ropes
Carrying ropes have to be re-aligned at regular intervals. Our hydraulic power units, winches and rope clamps take care of this hard work with precision – to reliably put ropes with a radius of up to 70 mm and a tensile strain of 160,000 kg in motion.
We are also equipped for further technical challenges thanks to our quadruple gear. We can even align bicable ropeways at the same time: Slackening at the mountain and pulling in the valley take place simultaneously, without having to dismantle the intermediate haul rope support. This means enormous savings in time and money.