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Cableways: Machinery, Lifting & Handling Technlogy

Cableways: Machinery, Lifting & Handling Technology

About 3000 cableways and tow lifts and 500 million passengers per year demonstrate "Austria's world power" in the field of ropeways. The excellent image of these cableways is a result of the fascinating world of mountains and snow combined with the impressive safety-technical standard of the installations.

Apart from the natural surrounding our guests' well-being is determined by the opportunity to comfortably, safety and quickly reach the remotest mountainous regions.


  • the new catchword for Austria's tourism economy
  • a fundamental need of tourists
  • a challenge for us technicians

The highly qualified employees of TÜV Austria's division for cableway technology play a major role in making the cableways meet our guests' requirements and fulfilling the safety-technical standard demanded by the authorities. Consequently, we guarantee safe operation as well as pleasant and easy transportation.

Acceptance and maintenance tests of aerial passenger ropeways, tow lifts and material lifts ordered by cableway operators, manufacturers or by the authorities (tests according to the Austrian Cableway Testing Regulation SeilbÜV, 1995)

  • tests of cableway components based on national or international directives and standards, type tests of safety components
  • electromagnetic rope tests by means of permanent magnetic detectors and fuzzylogic data processing
  • measuring of braking forces of track cable brakes and rail grip brakes
  • crack tests of installed drive shafts subject to bending with additional calculation of the residual life cycle
  • surface crack tests, metallurgical examinations and wall-thickness examinations of rope grips, grip devices, hangers and other ropeway components

Accident Analyses:

Support for cableway operators and authorities by means of accident analyses; performance and control improvement measures

Safety-technical Service and Workplace Evaluation:

Safety-technical assistance for cableway enterprises by our safety-technical engineers


We support cableway operators by training their staff; we give expert lectures in specific cableway seminars and issue helpful training documents

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