Aerial lift


Aerial lift

An aerial lift is a means of transport in which "gondolas" or open chairs are hauled above the ground by means of a cable.

Types of aerial lifts include:
*Aerial tramway, with fixed cable for suspending the gondola and another cable to pull the gondola along the cable.
*Funitel, with two moving loops of cable which support gondolas (gondolas attach to two cables each).
*Gondola lift, a moving loop of cable with gondolas attached to the cable.
*Funifor, two fixed cables for suspending the gondola, with another cable to pull the gondola along the cables.

(The above are often referred to as cable cars). Other types may include:

*Chairlift, with a moving loop of cable with chairs permanently attached to the cable.
*Detachable chairlift, a loop of cable moving at high speed, with chairs that can be clipped onto the cable at either station.Aerial lift is also a proper term used in industry for mechanical devices used to elevate workers. Also referred to as manlifts. MEWPs (Mobile elevated work platforms), cherry pickers, and bucket trucks.

See also

*Blondin (quarry equipment)
*List of aerial lift manufacturers
*, another transportation technology
*Cable car (disambiguation)


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