“EISGRATBAHN” TRICABLE GONDOLA LIFT

The new tricable gondola lift designed and built by Leitner Ropeways

Text, pictures and Straus7 models are courtesy of Leitner Ropeways


                                                               

TECHNICAL FEATURES OF A TRICABLE INSTALLATION

Multiple cable solutions guarantee increased wind resistance and are able to cross spans of over 2,500 meters. This makes for a perfect application over steep and exposed terrain. Tricable gondola lifts have one hauling cable and two support cables. In both systems, grips are detachable, meaning that the systems have a very high transport capacity. Vehicles can be slowed in the stations and with the new Stop-and-Go technology they can even be stopped completely. This ensures additional comfort when entering and exiting the gondola.

Capacity: up to 6,000 passengers/hour
Speed: up to 8 m/s
Gondola capacity: up to 35 passengers



                                             

SPECIFIC TECHNICAL FEATURES OF THE “EISGRATBAHN”
INSTALLATION IN STUBAI (AT)

The tricable gondola lift “3S Eisgratbahn” will be in operation throughout the year. It will meet the highest requirements in terms of performance, cost-effectiveness and environmental sustainability and will represent a new generation of technology. The installation will be the first tricable gondola lift realized in two sections and the first one to use the environmentally friendly DirectDrive.

Inclined length: 4,092 m
Vertical rise: 1,137 m
Transport capacity: 3,000 passengers/h
Power: 2x 530 kw
Total number of vehicles: 48



                                             

The lift entered into operation on October 22, 2016. It is the world's first 3S gondola lift which uses the groundbreaking DirectDrive. In occasion of the maiden trip of the new 3S Eisgratbahn, the Wintersport Tirol AG & Co. Stubaier Bergbahnen KG has published an article in an important local newspaper describing the project as a milestone: "With the new 3S Eisgratbahn we not only realized a groundbreaking project in Austria's ropeway business within a very short construcion period - but we also did the largest individual investment of a ski area spending 64 million Euros. This project could be realized within less than 16 months thanks to a well-thought-out planning and an exemplary collaboration of all decision-makers, construction companies and employees of the Stubaier Gletscherbahnen. It really is a milestone."



SELECTION OF STRAUS7 MODELS



Suspension system



Model size

85931 nodes, 22 beam elements, 69286 plate elements, 55282 brick elements, 1884 links














PICTURES OF THE WORKS



Mid station under construction



Straus7 model of mid station


Model size

26074 nodes, 8908 beam elements, 5661 plate elements, 1104 brick elements, 5613 links




Upper side view of the mid station



Upper part of model





Lower part of model



                                        

                                        

                                        

                                        

                                        



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