Custom Drive SolutionsThe right solution perfectly planned
The Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group is the ideal partner for implementing your ropeway project. We always provide you with the right solution. Because the drive concept as well as the ropeway itself is specifically planned and exactly tuned to requirements.
We attach great importance to delivering a total package that both addresses local circumstances and meets technical requirements. The focus is on ecological and economic efficiency. At Doppelmayr/Garaventa, we rely exclusively on the use of proven industrial components in order to satisfy the standards we set ourselves in terms of the quality and availability of our installations.
Questions to be asked when selecting the drive include the following:
- What kind of ropeway system will it be?
- What are its technical specifications (vertical rise, average gradient, etc.)?
- Where will the drive be located (e.g. in the village center, in the top station)?
- What are the location-related requirements (noise, environment, etc.)?
- How accessible is the drive station (by truck, possibility of crane deployment, etc.)?
Three different drive concepts, each with their respective strengths and benefits, enable continuousmovement ropeways to be planned to suit the customer’s precise needs: AC drive, Doppelmayr Sector Drive (DSD) and Doppelmayr Direct Drive (DDD). The specialists from Garaventa employ the same individually tailored approach when planning drive concepts for reversible aerial tramways and funicular railways.
Doppelmayr/Garaventa customers can rely on optimal advice and support for their ropeway projects. When deciding on the right drive concept, consideration is given to all the components that determine the most cost-effective and best suited drive type. Individual planning is key.
We are fully aware of our responsibility towards customers and partners – before, during and after the purchase of a ropeway installation. That’s why our customer support is there to assist you throughout the entire lifetime of the product. The customer support specialists are available 24/7 to answer your queries regarding maintenance and service. The service team’s many years of experience and the ex-stock availability of all components for all Doppelmayr drive concepts ensure short response times when needed.
Drive concepts for reversible aerial tramways and funicular railways
Each project and every customer requirement result in a solution that is made to measure. Reversible aerial tramways or funicular railways often entail largescale projects, which are planned and engineered entirely for the specific application – one-off solutions perfectly tuned to customer wishes. The same goes for the respective drive concepts. The core elements of an aerial tram or funicular drive are the drive bullwheel, the gear unit and an efficient AC motor. The specialists at Garaventa draw on many years of experience and solid expertise when precisely tailoring their designs. Performance, configuration and execution are developed in close collaboration with the customer to arrive at a solution that perfectly addresses requirements and the circumstances of the new ropeway installation.