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Title:
STATION FOR A CABLE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM, CABLE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM COMPRISING SUCH STATION AND METHOD FOR OPERATING SUCH CABLE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2019/138373
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
A station (1) for a cable transportation system (2) comprising a plurality of transporting units (3) supported and driven outside the station (1) by at least one cable (4), the station (1) comprising an inlet (5) and an outlet (6) for the transporting units (3); a guiding device (7) for guiding the transporting units (3) uncoupled from the cable (4) inside the station (1); an advancing auxiliary device (16) for moving the transporting units (3) along the guiding device (7); a control unit (12) configured for controlling the advancing auxiliary device (16) so that it can switch, with no service interruption, from a first configuration, wherein the transporting units (3) are individually arranged equidistant (d) from each other and the boarding and landing occur inside the station (1) without stopping the advancing movement, to a second configuration, wherein the transporting units (3) are arranged in equidistant (D) compact groups (11) of at least two units (3) and the boarding and landing occur inside the station (1) by temporarily stopping the transporting units (3), and vice versa.

Inventors:
LAINÈ, Sylvain (Via Brennero 34, Vipiteno, 39049, IT)
RIBOT, Denis (Via Brennero 34, Vipiteno, 34049, IT)
Application Number:
IB2019/050230
Publication Date:
July 18, 2019
Filing Date:
January 11, 2019
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Assignee:
LEITNER S.P.A. (Via Brennero 34, Vipiteno, 39049, IT)
International Classes:
B61B12/02
Foreign References:
FR2970929A12012-08-03
FR2945780A12010-11-26
JP2002321614A2002-11-05
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
MARTINI, Gabriele et al. (Studio Torta S.p.A, Via Viotti 9, Torino, 10121, IT)
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