The Otis peoplemover will be used for new installations at Tampa, Fl, and Serfaus, an Austrian ski center. The Florida peoplemover will extend 762 m from a car park and hotel complex to a new development at Harbor Island. While the prototype Otis system at Duke University in North Carolina has cars powered by linear induction motors, the two new systems will be cable-powered, a low-capacity option based on regular elevator technology. Guideway and vehicles are standardized for both the cable-operated shuttle and the linear-network versions. Vertical suspension in either case is by air-cushion units and horizontal guidance by rubber-tired wheels running on steel rails in the guideway walls. The shuttle system is powered by gearless drive electric motors beneath the guideway at one of its terminals.

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    IPC Transport Press Limited

    Quadrant House, The Quandrant
    Sutton, Surrey,   England 

    Business Press International Limited

    Quadrant House, The Quadrant
    Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1984-8

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  • Accession Number: 00387927
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM