Special Cable Car Cylinders

This purpose built item is the biggest special cylinder ever to be used for a cable car.  The pull cylinder has the task of stretching the cables on which the gondolas are suspended. Depending on the number of passengers, the pull force in operation can be as high as 184 tonnes given a bore size of 425 mm.

Alongside the considerable length of the cylinder (17 m), the challenge here was to meet the extremely strict demands this entails. This also resulted in an integrated fall protection device to be developed for clamping the 10 m long piston rod.