That's where the ArBär kicks! Sunkid installed three Moving Carpet in the new children's and beginners' area
A new children's and beginners' area was created in the Bavarian Forest on the Großer Arber for the 2009 winter season. An ideal beginners' area with low gradients was created on the Sonnenhang, adapted to the abilities of guests young and old. Three Sunkid conveyor belts with 33 m, 90 m and 102 m were installed as lifts. In addition to the ArBär mascot, numerous Sunkid figures provide a colorful design and thus round off the Arber mountain lift offer.
A new children's and beginners' area was created in the Bavarian Forest on the large Arber for the 2009 winter season. On the sunny slope, an ideal beginner's area with low gradients was created, adapted to the abilities of young and old guests. Three Sunkid conveyor belts with 33 m, 90 m and 102 m were installed as lifts. In addition to the ArBär mascot, numerous Sunkid figures provide a colorful design and thus round off the Arber mountain railroad's offer.
The people responsible at the Fürstlich Hohenzollerische Arber-Bergbahnen were very keen to create the best conditions for children and beginners in their ski area! Thus, the area at Thurnhof was adapted during the past summer for the new children's and beginners' area. In the fall, thanks to the good preliminary work, the three Sunkid Moving Carpet with a total length of 225 meters could be installed within 1.5 days.
With the beginning of the winter season, the new ArBär Kinderland was put into operation. Right after the first few days, it was possible to speak of a successful project. "The guests have accepted the offer excellently from the beginning and are enthusiastic about the new possibilities!" reports Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Liebl from the new ArBär-Kinderland.
The 33-meter conveyor belt was installed in the separate children's area. Here the smallest winter sports enthusiasts romp around and have fun between colorful Sunkid figures. The Moving Carpet is the ideal ascent aid for the youngest. On the conveyor belt, the children quickly and easily get back to the top and can fully concentrate on the descent. This brings a fast progress and the joy increases!
For the beginners there are two more Sunkid Moving Carpet with 90 and 102 m length. With this offer, the Arber mountain railroads allow guests to practice in peace in a separated area. Even advanced winter sports enthusiasts use the offer in the ArBär-Kinderland to improve their technique.
Exit - monitoring - conveyor belt
The three Sunkid Moving Carpet lifts at the Großer Arber were all equipped with the patented Sunkid "Radius" side exit. The decisive factor for this was that the conveyor belt shutdowns can be minimized, which is only possible with the Sunkid side exit design. The reason for this is that in the exit area the shutdown flap and the light barrier are replaced by a safety gate. As a result, the operational safety could be significantly increased, especially during snowfall!
The monitoring of the Sunkid installations takes place centrally in the middle of the new area. By means of camera monitoring, individual locations can be viewed even more precisely. Sunkid installed a central control terminal, which makes it possible to control all 3 Sunkid Moving Carpet systems. Via an intercom system, the attendants can transmit information and instructions to the guests.
The operators opted for a wider conveyor belt for the two Sunkid Moving Carpet rides, 90 and 102 m long respectively. With a conveyor belt width of 750 mm (standard 600 mm), skiers, snowboarders, tobogganers and above all pedestrians are offered more comfort during the ascent. Based on a basic framework, Sunkid is the only manufacturer able to offer widths of 500 mm, 600 mm, 750 mm, 900 mm and 1,200 mm for Sunkid Moving Carpet.