High performance ropes for urban centers

As more and more people live in large urban centers, getting around is becoming a challenge in many places. Innovative ropeway solutions for the urban environment offer an optimal response to the needs of many cities and their inhabitants - also with regard to ecological issues. High-performance ropes and services from FATZER play a central role in this.

Steel cables against congestion in the city center

The importance of gondola lifts, 3S cable cars and aerial tramways in urban environments is constantly increasing. More and more urban planners are recognizing the benefits that transportation suspended above the ground offers to public transport users: Ropeways can overcome traffic obstructions as easily as rivers, infrastructure or other obstacles, and they are very environmentally friendly. But for them to reliably provide the best services, their individual components are crucial, first and foremost the ropes used.

Quality ropes for urban ropeways

FATZER offers various rope solutions for ropeways in urban environments. We manufacture top-quality, high-performance ropes individually according to the needs of ropeway builders and operators. Our steel ropes impress with their high reliability in service, which helps to avoid unplanned downtime. They also reduce noise emissions and thus ensure quiet operation. Already during the calculation of the ropes, we take care to keep the lifetime costs for the ropeway operators as low as possible, thus contributing to a cost-effective transport solution.

From planning to monitoring

In addition, we offer you all the services that make planning, installation and operation easier for you in the long term. Our innovative splicing solution, for example, makes it possible to easily connect the ropes of ropeways despite the tightest of spaces. With modern, extremely customer-friendly monitoring solutions, we also support you in maintaining an overview of all important safety factors at all times, so that the ropes meet the highest demands in the long term.

Value Engineering / Farotune
Quiet ropes
Longlife products
Rope Management
Rope repairs
Service life

No strand contact and thus significantly longer service life


Rope elongation calculable and predictable

Quiet operation

Low strand-induced vibrations and very good running smoothness

Haul and conveyor rope


The optimal solution for urban high-capacity applications and for couplable systems with high conveying capacities.

More about the high performance rope

We will be happy to advise you!
Do you have any questions about FATZER steel wire ropes or our additional services for tourist or alpine ropeways? Get in touch. We will be happy to show you the many ways in which you can benefit from working with us.
Philipp Enzler  – Director of Sales (USA, Canada)

Ropes from FATZER inspire worldwide

Customer projects with our high-performance ropes in urban areas

Flag Austria
This modern ropeway has two track ropes with integrated fiber optic cables and two track ropes with four electric conductors each. Low in length, reliable and resilient, the ropes provide optimal support for ropeway operation.

Silvrettaseilbahn AG Ischgl

Railroad builder


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