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MOTOREX Magazine 2019 115 EN

MOTOREX Magazine 2019 115 EN


REPORT CONTINUED The maintenance vehicle provides a safe platform for upkeep work on the suspension ropes and supports. Noldi Flury checks the hydraulic components that supply the the leveling system’s two cylinders. hydraulic fluid to transmit force to two hydraulic cylinders with a split-second response time. The system’s nitrogen pressure tanks are elegantly situated in the floor of the cabin. The unpleasant swaying motions that occur when a typical cable car traverses a pylon are a thing of the past. MOTOREX FOR MAINTENANCE In the peak season the Cabrio cars may travel up and down the mountain 60 times a day. “That means everything has to work smoothly,” long-time technician Noldi Flury tells MOTOREX Magazine. He and the entire Cabrio technical team know the cableway inside and out. Diligent maintenance, periodic overhauls and close collaboration with partner companies are what keep the 28 million franc investment reliably working. With its specialist Alpine Line lubricants, MOTOREX has been an important contributor for many years. From drive shaft to sprocket wheel, MOTOREX has precisely the right lubricant for every component. The result is a highly dependable cable lift. FRIENDLY RANGERS Even if the weather is cloudy, the smiles on the faces of the staff at the Stanserhornbahn and Rondorama revolving restaurant at the summit are always sunny. They call themselves the Stanserhorn Rangers, and they all have one thing in common: their friendliness. What more could a visitor want to feel right at home? And that’s precisely how these friendly rangers make them feel. So it’s no surprise that many visitors come back again and again, capping off 100-kilometer views of the Alps during the ascent to the summit with a romantic candlelight dinner – an unforgettable experience in culinary terms too. • 12

Well-oiled gears: the dimensions of the Cabrio lift’s equipment can be seen in the machine room. Cabins without safety brakes: braking is hydraulic, via a brake disk as thick as a human arm on the drive shaft. The Cabrio car runs on two support cables that function like rails, giving passengers a magnificent panorama. A candlelight dinner in the revolving restaurant combined with an unforgettable Cabrio ride – a unique experience. FACTS AND FIGURES Location Length Base station (Kälti) Summit station Electric power Car capacity Total capacity Top speed Trip time Moving load Stans, Lucerne (Switzerland) 2320 m 711 MAMSL 1850 MAMSL 455 kW 60 passengers (30 on upper deck) 465 passengers per hour 8 m / s 6 min 15 s 16.5 t Gauge 5 m Support ropes (4) 66 mm diam. (fixed) Propulsion rope 30 / 26 mm diam. (spliced endless loop) Pylons 4 MOTOREX MAGAZINE 115 I MAY 2019



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