téléphérique à matériaux vicat POMA
France – Saint-Egrève – 1987

Vicat Industrial Cement Ropeway

The industrial ropeway, which is almost 2 km long, transports materials, crossing the Isère, a 6-lane motorway and with a significant difference in elevation on the slopes of the Vercors Massif to the cement works of Saint-Egrève.

product range
Material Ropeways
Application
Bulk Material
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The project

Renovated by POMA in the 1980s, this materials transportation ropeway at the Vicat cement factory in Saint-Egrève is built on the principle of a detachable ropeway, a system of buckets that automatically unload in the station.

The line is discreetly integrated into the landscape: no noise pollution, no dust.

Its simple and robust design ensures maximum reliability and longevity; the last renovation took place in 2020, the aim was to modernise certain station equipment and replace the mechanical power take-off with drives in the tracks and in the station turnaround area.

Technical

specifications

Longueur

Length

1830 m

Dénivelé

Difference in elevation

121m

Date

Speed

3,25 m/sec

tonnage par heure

Capacity

200 tonnes of material/ hour

Nombre de pylones

Number of support towers

18

POMA, innovation

For the project

Rotating distributor

Thanks to its rotating distributor, this ropeway has brought a major improvement in the industrial process, since the loading and unloading of the cars, which is now automatic, was previously carried out by workers.

Eco-responsible

transport

In 2008, this ropeway celebrated its 20th birthday and was still delivering an impressive performance: 10 million tonnes of aggregate have been transported from the quarry to the factory, crossing a river and a motorway. It would have taken the equivalent of 400,000 trucks to do the same. With the construction equipment, that would have taken nearly 8 million litres of fuel!

Low

ground coverage

The support structure of this system requires little ground space, as opposed to the infrastructure needed for ground-based material transportation.

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