A 820 ft conveyor belt as a replacement for a double chair lift
Sunkid L2A Project: The measure of all things
Since the founding of the company, Sunkid has installed more than 2,700 passenger conveyor belts worldwide. The project in Les Deux Alpes constitutes an interim peak in terms of technical progress. Be it the EVOLUS Gallery with a covered and enlarged entry and exit area, a belt speed of up to approx. 3 ft (1.2m) per second or the vast number of monitoring and safety features: the installation in Les Deux Alpes is at present, the measure of all things world-wide in the area of outdoor passenger conveyors.
The technicians from Sunkid faced particular challenges with the system in Les Deux Alpes. After all, a thick specifications book peppered with technical challenges had to be implemented. In addition, the time frame for a project of this size was very tight, between the finalization of the tender, delivery, turnkey installation and authority approvals. Terrain corrections needed to be dealt with in a timely manner as well, to be able to keep up with the strict schedule. Yet our colleagues from Sunkid France did an excellent job on site and the system was delivered at the target time to the complete satisfaction of the operator.
The key features of the system
The Sunkid snow collecting pit system beneath the operations and reversing station. These are illuminated and have a height of approx. 5 ft (1.70m). Therefore, they are used not only as snow collecting pits, but also due to their size allow for maintenance of the system from below. In addition to that, lifting devices are provided to lift parts from the pit and from the system.
Fakten des Projektes in Les Deux Alpes: