What speed do they travel?

Typically our cable cars travel at the following speeds;

  • Monorail cable cars: 0.3 – 0.75 m/s
  • Dual rail cable cars: up to 1.5m/s
  • Commercial cable cars; up to 2.5 m/s

Please contact us for any detailed enquiries.

What is a Cable Car?

The cable cars that we manufacture consist of a car or cabin that is pulled by a wire cable along a ground based inclined rail. These machines are also called, inclined lifts, inclined elevators, inclinators or hillside elevators. Please note: we do not manufacture ski lift or gondola lift type products that hang from an overhead cable that is supported by towers. All our systems run on ground based rails.

How safe are they?

Product safety is our primary objective. All new Access Automation cable cars are supplied standard with the following safety features;

  • Automatic over-speed activated brake.
  • Automatic low cable tension activated brake.
  • In car stop and start controls.
  • Smooth starting and stopping.
  • Based on over 25 years industry experience and testing without a single serious accident.

Engineering safety for cable cars is not the full story. Owners must also take responsibility and follow safe operating instructions and keep their cable cars maintained. Owning a cable car is similar to owning a motor vehicle – they are both very safe if used in a responsible manner.

Do they require any council consents?

In New Zealand, a cable car will require a Building Consent and may also require a Resource Consent and or an Encroachment. Access Automation Limited can assist with the consent process.

How much load can they carry?

Typically our cable cars carry the following loads;

  • Monorail cable cars can carry between 200 and 400 kg (2 or 4 people).
  • Dual rail cable cars can carry slightly more at 400kg or 4 people.
  • Commercial Installations can be designed to carry the load that you require.

Please contact us for any detailed enquiries

How much noise do they make?

Typically our cable cars are very quiet and make no more noise that a person walking. The car runs quietly on urethane wheels and the electric motor in the winch makes a soft hum sound.
For Australian installations, our cable cars are considerably quieter than the traditional gear driven cables cars as the motor is located in an isolated soundproof enclosure.  This means they are able to meet the strict DA sound restrictions often imposed on new developments.

Can I share a cable car with neighbours?

Yes, this is a great way to get the convenience of a cable car and to share the cost. We have many examples of shared cable cars.

How much space is required?

The minimum corridor width for a cable car is 1.3 metres.  Please contact us for other dimensional requirements as these can be very site specific.

What is the time frame from sign up until commissioning (handover)?

The first phase of the project is the concept planning and obtaining the necessary consents.  This can typically take 3 to 4 months.  After consents are obtained, the manufacturing and installation phase takes 10 to 12 weeks.
These times are subject to forward orders and the necessary civil works being completed.

I am keen, what is the process from here?

The best thing to do from here is to contact us and arrange a time to meet