Construction work on the FlemXpress, the new gondola lift to the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Tectonic Arena Sardona near Flims, is in full swing. The construction work can be followed on an ongoing basis via the video construction diary. The latest episode of the FlemXpress construction diary is devoted entirely to the rope. A so-called Performa rope, which is manufactured by the Fatzer company in Romanshorn, is used for the FlemXpress.
The rope reduces vibrations and thus reduces impact on the masts. It is also low-noise and saves energy. It thus meets the high requirements, as Curdin Caprez, Head of Projects Lifts/Infrastructure at Weisse Arena Group, says. Matthias Stacher, Technical Sales Director at Fatzer, explains the exact functionality of the Performa rope and gives an interesting insight into rope splicing, a technique in which the rope ends are woven together.