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20
May

2015

PERFORMA-DT Cable: Honourable Mention at Red Dot award 2015

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Fatzer’s PERFORMA-DT wins honourable mention.

Fatzer’s PERFORMA-DT, a high performance stranded cable, was recognized as an Honourable Mention for design excellence in product design during this year’s Red Dot awards. The jury members reviewed and assessed nearly 5,000 entries from 56 countries.

The PERFORMA-DT is specially designed with plastic profiles which smooths the surface of a cable, thereby greatly reducing noise and vibration. This cable is particularly suited for urban gondola applications where high haulage capacities, greater passenger comfort and lower noise is needed.

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31
Mar

2015

Fatzer — Don’t Be Roped In With Massive Legacy Expenses

Fatzer Performa Wire Rope Cable

The rope is the heart of any ropeway — but companies that produce these components say that planners who ignore this fact early in the process do so to their detriment. Image via Fatzer AG.

Imagine dressing for the most important presentation of your career. Your $3,000 hand-tailored suit is perfectly matched with a newly pressed bespoke shirt, bright silk tie, and completed by richly burnished brogues. Then it is utterly spoiled by gym socks.

Add several zeroes to that initial sum and you have just pictured the sartorial equivalent to mismatching steel wire rope to your urban cable-car system. It can be an ugly error — but unlike socks, which are easily changed, this expensive mistake keeps on taking.

“When a cable-car system is designed, it is uniquely calibrated to fit with whichever gauge and quality of rope is selected. So the time to select the appropriate rope is right at the start,” says Matthias Stacher of Romanshorn, Switzerland. He’s the Sales Manager of Fatzer, among the world leaders in the production of steel wire for cable car systems since 1900. So he knows what he is talking about.

 

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