Recent Submissions

  • Amusement transportation by wire rope 

    Contributor:Doman, D. Mark; International Organization for Transportation by Rope; North American Continental Section 2009 : Lakewood, Colo. (North American Continental Section)
    Date:2009
    There are significant parallels and commonalities between the ski and amusement industries and passenger transportation by wire rope goes back at least as far in amusement settings as it does in skiing. Every major amusement ...
  • Economic aspects of investments in ski areas 

    Contributor:Feuz, Peter; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999 : San Francisco, Calif.
    Date:1999
    Congress paper evaluates economic aspects of investments in ski areas with particular emphasis upon the ropeway transport facilities involved. (CFD)
  • Under cover items of interest in the Information Center for Ropeway Studies Collection 

    Contributor:Roslund, Sid; International Organization for Transportation by Rope; North American Continental Section 2009 : Lakewood, Colo. (North American Continental Section)
    Date:2009
    Presently the Information Center for Ropeway Studies Collection has over 800 books on diferent aspects of ropeways systems. There are the usual books such as CF&I Roebling Wire Rope Handbook or Aerial Tramways and Funicular ...
  • The importance of visual inspection for Ropeway ropes 

    Contributor:Kopanakis, George A.; International Organization for Transportation by Rope; North American Continental Section 2009 : Lakewood, Colo. (North American Continental Section)
    Date:2009
    A dramatic incident athe the Schilthorn, a renowned ski area in Switzerland, almost ended up in a fatal disaster.The sudden loss of more than 50% of the metallic cross-section of a locked coil track rope due to deterioration ...
  • Ski areas and environment 

    Contributor:Manhart, Michael; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999 : San Francisco, Calif.
    Date:1999
    Congress paper stresses importance of environmental considerations in all aspects of ski area management. Illustrative photographs. (CFD)
  • Latest trends on vehicles and testing of gondola cabins 

    Contributor:Wehrli, Rico; International Organization for Transportation by Rope; North American Continental Section 2009 : Lakewood, Colo. (North American Continental Section)
    Date:2009
    In the last few years the ride with a Gondola, Aerial Tramway, Funicular, Shuttle in different areas bacame more and more a special experience. We would like to show the different passenger configuration possibilities as ...
  • Maintenance system for safe operation of out-dated aerial ropeways 

    Contributor:Jarec, Bojan; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999 : San Francisco, Calif.
    Date:1999
    Congress paper discusses maintenance systems used to assure safe operation of out-dated passenger ropeways operating in Slovenia. Graphs. (CFD)
  • Economic significance of cableways illustrated by the example of Titlis Rotair in Engelberg, near to Lucerne, Switzerland 

    Contributor:Ruegger, Eugenio; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999 : San Francisco, Calif.
    Date:1999
    Congress paper studies economics of ropeway operations in alpine areas. The Engelberg Tourist Resort is used as an example. Ropeways are considered the backbone of alpine tourism. (CFD)
  • The use of complex electronics in the ropeway industry based on the example of a revolutionary fail-safe rope position detection switch 

    Contributor:Fuchs, Elmar; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999 : San Francisco, Calif.
    Date:1999
    The use of complex electronics in the ropeway industry based on the example of a revolutionary development - the fail safe RPD switch. Complex electronics are increasingly used in ropeway engineering to perform control and ...
  • Utility conduits suspended between ropeway towers 

    Contributor:Peterson, Charles R.; International Organization for Transportation by Rope; North American Continental Section 2004 : Vail, Colo. (North American Continental Section)
    Date:2004
    The presentation will be based on experience gained in the installation of a natural gas, potable water and wastewater utility lines on the Iron Mountain Tramway in Colorado. We will look at the design construction, and ...
  • Prevention of aerial tramway failure by safety factors? 

    Contributor:Kieselbach, R.; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999 : San Francisco, Calif.
    Date:1999
    In December 1996, an accident occurred on a cableway which caused the death of one passenger and injuries to several others. The cause of the tragic accident was the unexpected failure of the axle that carries the deflecting ...
  • Dimensioning carrier-components of modern circulating monocable ropeways 

    Contributor:Zbil, H. U.; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999 : San Francisco, Calif.).
    Date:1999
    A contribution concerning the verification of service strength of carrier components with regard to the operational loads occurring at stations entry. (CFD)
  • Lifts without a tensioning device 

    Contributor:Marocchi, Andrea; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999 : San Francisco, Calif.
    Date:1999
    In Barcelona I spoke about the work I had been doing with the Polytechnic di Torino on the tensioning devices; afterwards, the theoretical work was developed and we made a series of tests with a device able to measure the ...
  • Integrated rescue on the "Anguille du Midi" Cableway --Chamonix 

    Contributor:Petit, France H.; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999 : San Francisco, Calif.
    Date:1999
    Congress paper describes operation of the new, second section, passenger ropeway Aiquille du Midi at Chamonix, France. Emphasis is on the rescue system by Denis Creissels, a concept known as "integrated rescue." Descriptive ...
  • Dolomiti Superski. 12 valley united by a single, unique skipass 

    Contributor:Vanzi, Gerhard; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999 : San Francisco, Calif.
    Date:1999
    Congress paper describes the Dolomiti Superski, a unique ski pass widely used in Europe. Ski area operations and ski lifts facilities are influenced. (CFD)
  • The Marquam Hill aerial tramway, a connection to Portland's future 

    Contributor:Gmuender, Joe C.; International Organization for Transportation by Rope; North American Continental Section 2004 : Vail, Colo. (North American Continental Section)
    Date:2004
    The politically charged Marquam Hill Tramway is designed to connect Portland's largest employer, the landlocked Oregon Health Sciences University, with 120 acres of underused, industrial land at the edge of the Willamette ...
  • Measurement of dynamic stresses on carriers with detachable grip at station entrance : LA.T.I.F. experiences and future prospects 

    Contributor:Degasperi, Fabio; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999 : San Francisco, Calif.
    Date:1999
    Congress paper details testing procedures to measure dynamic stresses on carriers with detachable grips at station entrances. Detailed analysis of tests. Conclusions can be drawn and future prospects set forth. (CFD)
  • The birth of the cable car 

    Contributor:Okreglak, Les M.; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999 : San Francisco, Calif.
    Date:1999
    Congress paper covers technical considerations involved in design and operation of the historical San Francisco cable car system. Challenges of the modern system are included. Illustrative drawings and photographs. (CFD)
  • Safety analysis 

    Contributor:Brunet, P.; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999 : San Francisco, Calif.
    Date:1999
    Congress paper details a procedure scheme to identify the most sensitive parts of a ropeway system regarding safety. A safety analysis involves setting forth a principle ? methodology, establishing a preliminary hazard ...
  • Do I need a rocket scientist? 

    Contributor:Cloutman, Michael; International Organization for Transportation by Rope; North American Continental Section 2004 : Vail, Colo. (North American Continental Section)
    Date:2004
    The level of technology, and with it increased safety categories, has been impressive over the last few years. However, it seems with every increase in technology comes increased fragility. PLCs and PCs are very particular ...

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