Climbing pylons, facing rough winds

For ropeway operations in high mountains, maintenance is paramount. Downtime must be as short as possible and everything must work efficiently also in harsh conditions. Speciality lubricants are of immense importance for smooth operation. To push the limits, a reliable and strong partnership is needed. This is the story of such a partnership.

For ropeway operations in high mountains, maintenance is paramount. Downtime must be as short as possible and everything must work efficiently also in harsh conditions. Speciality lubricants are of immense importance for smooth operation. To push the limits, a reliable and strong partnership is needed. This is the story of such a partnership.

Discover a strong partnership

Gabriele Cloch is a maintenance engineer on the Col Rodella cableway in the Dolomites. Gabriele is also passionate about paragliding. Having the right partner at his side is essential in order to ensure he is able to perform to the best of his abilities, even in difficult circumstances, and push his own limits.

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Records

The longest, highest and other record-breaking ropeways, around the world.

Longest freespan and highest support pylon:

3,213m and 127 m Eibsee cable car, Zugspitze, Germany

Highest lift:

3,374 m from 1,074 to 4,448 m at Chilecito, Argentina

Longest currently operational:

13.2 km Norsjö ropeway, Sweden

Oldest, still running:

1928 Predigtstuhlbahn, Bad Reichenhall, Germany

Lowest station:

257 m (below sea level) Masada, Israel

First:

1644 Adam Wybe‘s construction in Gdańsk, Poland

Understanding the customer to find solutions

Successful through outstanding customer orientation - an example from Italy

The Klüber Lubrication sales team supports their customers around the world in a multitude of industries in their daily work. One of them is Andrea Dittadi. He is sales manager for Italy and looks after many companies in that area – some of them big international players, some of them small or medium-sized family-owned businesses. Andrea supports his customers with passion and in a variety of different industries.

One of Andrea’s customers is the ropeway of Col Rodella in the wonderful tourist area of Val di Fassa, Dolomites. Andrea explains the challenges he faces in supporting this customer.

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What does “outstanding customer orientation” mean? Andrea Dittadi explains it.

Klüber Lubrication pushes the limits in what they do. And they help customers to push their own limits.

Our sales team supports their customers with being ambitious in what they strive for, outstanding in their performance and personal in their relationship to their business partners. Each sales person finds his or her individual way to accomplish this, depending on the industry and the specific needs of the customer.

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How to deal with extreme temperatures and operation conditions. Find out technical facts in our Whitepaper.

Col Rodella ropeways was able to reduce the maintenance time by more than 80 %. “The solution reduced our maintenance costs and increased safety for our technicians considerably”, explains Daniele Dezulian, Vice President of the ski resort S.I.T. Canazei.

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