The 6-seater chairlift Levi South in Levi, Finland, is the first ropeway using DirectDrive in the Nordic countries. This modern installation is well-equipped with seat heating, comfort seats and bubbles. The adjacent storage facility is also used as an event venue for children
The world’s longest monocable gondola lift
The link between the Turkish city of Bursa and a recreational area in the adjacent Uludağ Mountains is now far more convenient and efficient. The ropeway is nine kilometers long, negotiates a vertical distance of 1,400 meters and gets passengers to their destination much quicker.
The largest urban ropeway project in Eurasia is an impressive demonstration of the potential and benefits that the use of ropeways can offer in large cities. In the Turkish capital of Ankara, LEITNER ropeways has installed a gondola ropeway that is exceptional and sets new standards in many respects. It connects the neighborhood of Şentepe to the Yenimahalle metro station and therefore to the city's main artery. The detachable GD10 gondola ropeway with a total of four stations and a length of 3,204 meters has a transport capacity of 2,400 people per hour in both directions. This way of connecting the neighborhood to the public transport system reduces road traffic considerably. In addition, it is more environmentally friendly thanks to significantly lower emissions.
The 6-seater Rinneralm chairlift with its comfort padding and weather protection hoods is replacing a 20-year-old system. The previous lift had also used an automatic detachable system. The new lift extends over a distance of 1,121 meters, with a vertical rise of 276 meters, and transports up to 2,400 people per hour.
The GD10 Wagstättbahn gondola ropeway replaces the Wagstätt two-seater chairlift and the Wurzhöhe draglift and leads from Jochberg to the Wurzhöhe in two sections. Both sections are driven by a shared drive, the DirectDrive, from the midway station via a double-grooved drive sheave, whereby the tensioning of both rope loops is done separately in the bottom and top stations. The newly developed DirectDrive used for the ropeway has a drive power of 880 kW and working torque of 360 kNm and is the largest version of its type. The particularly quiet drive is controlled by the LeitDrive frequency converter, which was specially designed for the requirements of the DirectDrive. It sets a new standard in drive technology and, thanks to its integrated liquid cooling system, is particularly efficient and environmentally friendly. The waste heat generated can even be reused via heat exchangers, contributing to a further reduction in primary energy consumption.
The 6-passenger “Tschein” chairlift replaces an old 3-passenger chairlift and provides a much better connection between the Moseralm and the Tschein Mountain. The 2-kilometer trip takes just six minutes. Yet that is not the only advantage. As the new lift is 710 meters longer and the top station is now 80 meters higher, some new descents below the Rifugio Fronza hut are now open to passengers. This lift is fitted with the exclusive DirectDrive system from LEITNER ropeways.
The renovation of the Dantercepies ropeway, which connects Selva di Val Gardena with the Gardena Pass, represents a significant innovation and major increase in quality for Val Gardena. Despite a mudslide in May 2013 that resulted in changes to the plans and a new route, the ropeway was successfully completed for the beginning of the 2013 winter season. As one of the most popular and heavily used ropeways in the region, it is a prestige project not just for the valley, but also for LEITNER ropeways. The installation consists of two separate 10-passenger Danter and Cepies gondola ropeways which are linked via a midway station. They transport guests over two sections to the Gardena Pass and, with their cushioned benches, offer comfort along with stunning views through their panorama windows. The valley station has been extended for more comfortable boarding and the speed during boarding has been reduced to 0.22 meters per second. The unique architecture and design of the two stations allow them to blend discreetly and harmoniously into the landscape. The multi-functional ropeway fulfills the highest requirements for both winter sports fans and summer guests: Primarily used by skiers and snowboarders during the winter, it also permits the transport of bicycles and strollers during the summer.
Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, has many sights to see. The LEITNER ropeways 8-seat gondola lift makes it much easier to reach parts of the city, such as Old Tbilisi. The ropeway is an attraction in itself. Fitted out with genuine leather seats imprinted with historic themes of Tbilisi, the glass bottoms of the gondolas provide unusual views of the city.
The city of Ordu is one of the most important commercial centers in Turkey, and the largest producer of hazelnuts in the world. The bottom station for the ropeway is located right on the beach. Since summer 2011, an 8-person ropeway has been alleviating the traffic on the streets. The gondola lift is remarkable not only for its amorphous station buildings; its technical sophistication is also displayed in the unique span length of 900 meters. The new ropeway runs from the beach and city district to the local recreation area of Boztepe, which is situated 300 meters higher up.
Following the success of the first gondola lift in the Colombian city of Manizales, which has greatly improved the traffic situation there, the line has now been extended. The 10-passenger gondola lift now leads from the bus station to the suburb of Villa Maria.
The Hungerburgbahn connects the old town of Innsbruck with the Hungerburg. From there, the Nordkettenbahn goes up to the Hafelekar at 2300 meters above sea level. Visitors can reach the alpine area from the city center in just 20 minutes. The partly subterranean funicular leads from the Congress to the Hungerburg with intermediate stations at the Löwenbrücke and the Alpenzoo. While the ropeway at Kongresshaus starts on almost level ground, it ends at the top station Hungerburg on very steep terrain. For this special terrain, LEITNER ropeways developed an automatic inclination system for the two cars of the funicular. It ensures that passengers can easily board and exit from the cars at all stations. The Hungerburgbahn is one of the tourist highlights in Innsbruck and carries 40,000 passengers every month. The striking design of the stations and the Löwenbrücke is the unmistakable work of star architect Zaha Hadid.
With efficient networks, high-speed communications and optimum mobility, building complex THE SQUAIRE at Frankfurt Airport is certainly hitting the headlines. It is one of the largest office buildings in the world in which high-tech plays a central role. Since February 2012, a MiniMetro system by LEITNER has linked the car park with the main building, thus impressively demonstrating that comfortable and reliable passenger transport is possible at low cost and with a high level of environmental sustainability.
Design and supply of hook carriages and slack carriers for the two oscillating cablecranes used for the construction of the Hoover dam by-pass bridge.
The cablecranes has been used to move equipment and concrete within the site and to position prebuild sections of the bridge.
Cerro del Aguila dam site (Districto de Colcabamba)|
The cablecrane is in operation for the construction of Cerro del Aguila dam in Peru.
The construction company identified the use of a cablecrane as the most effective way to build the dam due to the difficult access to the site and selected Agudio for the superior performances of its cablecranes.
Revamping including design, manufacturing and installation of new loading stations with the installation of new devices for lines’ motion synchronization.
Revamping including design, manufacturing and installation of 1.300 new grips on vehicles, unification of the “San Rocco - San Lorenzo" and “San Lorenzo - Ciatti" sections and design and supply of new electromechanical components of San Rocco corner station.