Skyride Specs

 

The Skyride was engineered by Doppelmayr as a unique project. It transports guests quietly, smoothly and quickly from the hustle and bustle of the Havensight area to the beauty of Paradise Point. A sister lift was later built in Norway with its own unique properties...cabin six is replaced with a transport cabin as there is no access road to the top.

Capacity

 

  •     Number of Cabins = 6 (Max = 12)
  •     Persons per Cabin = 8 (Max = 12)
  •     Persons per Hours = 360 (Max = 540)

Lift Info

 

  •     Bottom Station = 47ft. Above Sea Level
  •     Top Station = 709ft. Above Sea Level
  •     Speed = 590 ft/min = 3 m/s = 6½mph
  •     Duration = 5 minutes, one-way
  •     Main Drive = ABB DC 480v - 500 Hp
  •     Standby Drive = ABB DC 480v - 500 Hp
  •     Gearbox = Lohmann
  •     Horsepower = 380 - 422 HP

Rope Specs

 

  •      Right Hand Lay
  •     216 Galvanized Steel Strands
  •     Diameter = 1.61 in.
  •     Core = Polypropylene
  •     Tensile Strength = 247,206 lbs
  •     Highest Point = 110 ft.
  •     Length = 4430 ft.

Tensioning

 

  •     At Top Station ²
  •     Remote Counterweight = 116,000 lbs
  •     Hydraulic Cylinders = 2
  •     Carriage Throw = 3 - 4 ft.

Safety Equipment

 

  •     Hurricane clips on every tower ¹
  •     Auxiliary Drive = Deutz Diesel
  •     Backup Generator = Caterpillar 500 Kw
  •     Evac = Teflon Bike, Harness, Descender

Support Structure

 

  •     Towers = 8
  •     Tallest Tower = 60 ft.
  •     Longest Span = 920 ft.
  •     Num. of Sheaves = 138
  •     Vertical Bullwheels = 2 x 11.8 ft.
  •     Horizontal Bullwheels = 2 x 15.8 ft.

¹ Unique feature of Skyride to Paradise Point

² This lift is upside down...normally the drive station is at the top but because 3 phase power is not available there, the Skyride has the vaulted drive station below and remote counterweight at the top.

 

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