Sunkid conveyor belts for perfect LOGISTICS and optimum CUSTOMER SERVICE in the ski area
The guest in the ski area wants to be spoiled! In addition to excellent gastronomy and top-prepared slopes, this includes above all modern lifts. But every now and then there are sections where ski guests have to struggle to reach the next lift. For this reason, three new Sunkid Moving Carpet lifts were installed in Hinterstoder for the 2009 winter season to further improve customer service. From Hössboden the 30m difference in altitude up to the top station of the 6-person Hössbahn gondola can be easily conquered by anyone using the innovative Sunkid conveyor belt solution!
Until now, ski guests in Hinterstoder always had to walk the last meters up to the 6-person Hössbahn gondola after a great day of skiing. Especially for the children it was exhausting to do the 30m height difference after the exhausting ski course. After an intensive search for the optimal solution, which offers the appropriate comfort as well as the necessary capacity, the Bergbahnen Hinterstoder found what they were looking for. They decided on three Sunkid Moving Carpet conveyor belts as a return solution.
Return system as "Service for the GUEST "
The return system consists of three Sunkid Moving Carpet conveyors, which are arranged one after the other. At the beginning there is an 84 m long conveyor belt with an average gradient of 14 %. Following this are two more conveyor belts, 54 m and 30 m long respectively, each with a gradient of 19 %. Driven by 7.5 KW and 5.5 KW motors, respectively, the Sunkid Moving Carpet conveyors achieve a capacity of up to 1,400 skis or 2,000 footfalls per hour. For the conveyor belt surface, the mountain lifts in Hinterstoder opted for the "Blue Eye" conveyor belt, which was specially developed by Sunkid. This conveyor belt combines the properties of resistant natural rubber with soft grip elements. The "Blue Eye" conveyor belt is manufactured in Sunkid's own production facility.
Sunkid "Radius" side exit
The patented Sunkid "Radius" side exit has been installed on all three Moving Carpet return solutions. With this exit variant, the guest has the option of leaving to the right or left at the end of the conveyor belt. To facilitate this, the last middle section of the Sunkid conveyor belt is designed in a curved "radius" shape. At the highest point, the ski has only a point support, allowing it to be turned easily and simply. In addition, exit railings are attached to the side, where the passenger can hold and turn.
The decisive factor for investing in the Sunkid "Radius" side exit was that the conveyor belt shutdowns can be minimized, which is only possible with the Sunkid side exit construction. In the exit area, the shutdown flap and the light barrier are replaced by a safety gate. This has significantly increased operational safety! The first experiences of this winter are very positive. The visitors use the easy and comfortable possibility to get to the 6-seater gondola Hössbahn to a great extent. Thanks to the innovative logistics solution from Sunkid, a great day of skiing in Hinterstoder ends as it should - simply relaxed!
If you are interested in a project visit, the Sunkid team will be happy to assist you at any time.