Customer case: Aerial tramways

Single source responsibility is guaranteed by our in-house supply chain from the selection of the materials right through till  final assembly.

In addition, Vulkoprin has several moulding lines at its disposal, so that part sizes and formulations can be tailored to a particular client’s needs.

 

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Customer

Our customer is a  market leader in the engineering design, fabrication, installation and maintenance of cableways and sloping lifts.
Active worldwide, the group—due to the nature of their products—is often confronted with conditions that are very challenging.

Challenge

Cableways and lifts are hugely important in many regions because they ensure passenger transport in hard-to-reach places. They are also to be found, of course, in ski areas.
The wheels and cable guides that  Vulkoprin offers to these customers have to operate in varying climatic conditions and have a high operating reliability and safety.

Servicing in this challenging environment is planned maintenance, so it’s important that the expected wear life of the critical components is realised.
Rubber products posed too great a risk of grinding to a halt and needing emergency repairs.

Solution

As the preferred supplier, for many years already, of the wheels for their sloping lifts, we also took up the challenge of developing cable guides.

Based on the original design in rubber, we submitted a version in Vulkollan to the customer.

Result

After on-site analysis in real use, the customer noticed that the wear and tear decreased sharply compared to the rubber product and that emergency repairs, due to standstills, were more limited.

USP

In the world of passenger transport, reliability and safety are all important.
Through joint product improvement, Vulkoprin & the customer have succeeded in supplying a reliable, high-quality product.