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#1 SkiKC

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 03:54 PM

How is terminal spacing generally done on telemix/chondola lifts? I finally got out to Copper to ride the new Eagle, and the spacing through terminals was a little different than what I'm used to. Are all carriers on the cabin ingress/egress sides of the terminals slowed down to a greater degree? Maybe to facilitate loading/unloading on foot? It seemed weird to see 3-4 chairs pile up really close together on one side near a cabin and somewhat more evenly-spaced chairs on the opposite (outbound) side.

On the other hand, a much needed improvement. Glad to finally see a gondi come to Copper, even if chairs had to be part of the mix.

#2 Vincen

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 09:34 PM

Yep you are right, slow speed in station is different for cabins and chairs in Telemix system, cabins are going more slowly as less easy to go in/out than chairs !

#3 Yooper Skier

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 03:25 AM

The gearing of the conveyer is slower on the cabin side to allow for loading/unloading and faster on chair side. Both cabins and chairs are equally slowed down. Ours is the incoming at the bottom and outgoing at the top. Haven't seen a Poma one up close, but I can't imagine it being too different.

#4 Vincen

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 06:27 AM

View PostYooper Skier, on 02 January 2019 - 03:25 AM, said:

The gearing of the conveyer is slower on the cabin side to allow for loading/unloading and faster on chair side. Both cabins and chairs are equally slowed down. Ours is the incoming at the bottom and outgoing at the top. Haven't seen a Poma one up close, but I can't imagine it being too different.

Nope it's similar and your description is more clear than mine (sorry not english native !).

#5 Petz

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Posted 26 December 2019 - 10:06 AM

Also two automatic switch splitted different tracks are a possibility like shown here:

https://www.youtube....h?v=DjZMPAHYRw0
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#6 2milehi

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Posted 31 December 2019 - 05:45 AM

What a maintenance nightmare when there are rails that switch. I worked on Quicksilver in Breck. When it goes bad, it goes really bad.
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