WireSolutions worked with the customer to provide the replacement wire rope. Our mill in Bourg-en-Bresse, France, produced and supplied 6 strand ropes (with a diameter of 46 mm) offering superior strength, stretch resistance and resistance to bending fatigue. Its compacted strands surround a central solid plastic core and ensure outstanding levels of resistance against crushing and abrasion. This solution is specifically designed for chairlifts, funitels, gondolas, passenger and tramways.
In total, we provided 3.8 km of ropes to customer STVI (Société de Téléphérique de Val d’Isère) through TEC Cables Bourg. Our customer chose our product thanks to its quality, reliabilityand especially its very performant compacted core with a very low level of elongation in comparison with other solutions on the market. The level of stretch of our compact core ropes is extremely low at maximum 0,15% (0,15 for 100) after 1,500 hours of running.
The Glacier chairlift will enter in service again for the 2022-2023 ski season.
Click on the link below to watch the news story – in French - made by Radio/TV Val d'Isère on the wire rope replacement operation carried out by TEC Cables Bourg.