Sunkid SwissCord rope lift with indirect supervision
For 5 winter seasons now, an 80m long Sunkid SwissCord rope lift has provided an easy and fast connection between the Hochalmbahn and the Zwölfer-Nordbahn in Saalbach-Hinterglemm.
One of the special features of this installation is that this feeder lift can be operated with indirect supervision. The acceptance of the installation was implemented in cooperation with the Salzburg provincial government and the TÜV.
Supervision takes place in the valley station of the Hochalmbahn, where the installation is operated via an external control station with a screen.
We spoke to the responsible operations manager Anton Hutter about his experiences: "The SwissCord rope lift is appreciated by our guests as a simple feeder and has been running to our complete satisfaction for 5 years now. The approval of the installation with indirect supervision was very smooth and was a major decision criterion for us, because it allows us to save costs every year."
The Sunkid SwissCord is generally used as a beginner's practice lift, connecting lift, feeder lift or as a return lift and is characterized by its vertical rope return. The drive and counter station equipment is installed in a largely enclosed box that can be adjusted in height by 4.7 m on a vertical square tube by means of a motor. This makes it possible to easily adjust the tow rope height to the respective snow height of the route or the passengers (adults/children). This adjustment also allows for easy grooming of the lift line using grooming equipment.
The maximum length of the Sunkid SwissCord is 350m and slopes of up to 25% (beginners maximum 15%) can be negotiated. The theoretical transport capacity is up to 720 persons per hour at a travel speed of up to 2.0 m/sec.
More than 50 SwissCord rope lifts from Sunkid are in operation worldwide. This lift type thus fits seamlessly into the Sunkid modular lift system, with which more than 80 different lift types can be combined and thus the tailor-made solution can be offered for every project.