Automatic rope saddle lubrication with simalube


Grindelwald Pfingstegg cable car

The deputy technical director of the Pfingstegg cable car, Daniel Vanhove, explains why he swears by simalube.

The six 60ml simalube lubricators are mounted directly on the suspension saddle and ensure constant lubrication. For this reason, the suspension cable glides smoothly back and forth, which in turn improves the riding comfort of the passengers. Thanks to the continuous lubrication, wear is kept to a minimum.

Technical data aerial cableway:
Transport performance: 505 people per hour
Travel time: 3 minutes and 15 seconds
Track length: 1,046
Driving speed: 7 meters per second
Rope diameter: 54 millimeters
Diameter of the pull and counter rope: 22 millimeters