Feel the innovationThe top level in comfort
Doppelmayr/Garaventa jointly developed an innovation that makes skiing and recreational fun even more enjoyable. As the world’s first manufacturer of seat heating for chairlifts, gondolas and combined installations, Doppelmayr/ Garaventa proves its flexibility and customer focus. Since launching the world’s first seat heating system in 2004, we have already installed seat heating on over 225 lifts.
Plastic channels guide the current collectors on the incoming chairs onto the two power rails which are laid between the grip opening line and the grip closing line. Here the energy for the seat heating is absorbed.
The power flows from the power rails via the current collector on the grip to the terminal box under the seat. From there it is used to warm the heating mats in the seat pads while the chair is in transit through the bottom station. The power flow stops once the chair leaves the station as the chair has then been heated sufficiently to provide the passengers with warm seats throughout their trip.
The seat heating at a glance
- 16-21 seconds heating time in the station
- 7.5 kW rated output based on a detachable 6-seater chairlift
- 420 W per seat
- Heating mat protected against short-circuiting and damp
- Protection against overheating via clocked electrical power supply at low speed