Through its individual integration into its natural environment, every ropeway station is unique. Finding the right balance between standardization and variability is therefore one of the key challenges when designing a ropeway station. The modular design of the LEITNER station meets these demands perfectly. In order to make boarding and deboarding of high-performance gondola lifts more comfortable, the station can be extended by up to 5 m. This not only provides more space but, first and foremost, more time for relaxed and convenient boarding. High-quality steel components, fire-resistant synthetic materials, a broad range of monitoring and safety features as well as a modern, attractive design complete the concept behind the LEITNER station.
With the new station, LEITNER ropeways is going several steps further than other manufacturers yet again. The design, bearing the hallmarks of Italian design firm Pininfarina, meets the company’s high standards for form, innovation and technology in every way. In particular, it emphasizes maximum operational and maintenance functionality. Impressive technical and design innovations make the station a real all-rounder.
The short LEITNER station is the optimal solution for detachable systems with little space available in the station area. Due to the cost advantage over the standard station, the short station offers a very interesting alternative to fixed-grip systems from an economical viewpoint as well.
Stress-free passenger boarding/deboarding thanks to more space available on the platform and longer travel times of the gondola in the station. Through simultaneous reduction of the station turnaround velocity, boarding becomes even more convenient and safer and the ride comfort is improved even further.
Disturbance-free passenger boarding/deboarding reduces downtimes and significantly increases the availability of the installation.
The LEITNER middle station is adapted to the specific requirements of each project, allowing for a random deflection angle of between 0 and 90 degrees. Thanks to the use of standard station components, the LEITNER middle station can be designed according to individual requirements as a drive, return, drive-tension or deflection station.
Thanks to the ideal interlocking of the movements of the passenger and the chair, more space is created between the chairs, increasing the amount of time that the passengers have to “weave in” between the chairs. Even at high transport capacity, stress-free, comfortable and safe passenger boarding can be achieved, leading to significantly higher availabilities for the operator. If an installation is designed for maximum comfort, the HCL station, compared with the standard station, doubles the amount of time that the passenger has to board while the transport capacity remains constant.
The grip-coupling system, which is certified by (the German Technical Inspection Association) TÜV-Süd, allows the horizontal safety section after the station exit to be omitted. This facilitates significantly better and lower rope guidance within the critical area close to the top station. In 2006, LEITNER received the world’s first permission to build a system without a safety section! Stations equipped with the LEITNER grip-coupling system can thus be installed even at exposed sites where, until recently, construction was deemed not possible because of the requirement to provide a horizontal safety section.
Employing a quick switch allows the transport capacity to be adjusted during ropeway operation, enabling the operator to utilize the installation to its full extent. This not only minimizes wear and tear on components, but also reduces energy costs.