The Leitner Drive System

Perfect coordination between the engine and the frequency inverter

Explore our unique drive solutions.

The basis for a safe ropeway ride is a reliable and powerful drive system. Depending on project-specific requirements, the LEITNER drive system is set up at the bottom or top station, configured as an overhead or underground drive and used as a drive or drive-tension station. The LEITNER DirectDrive is unique in the world. This gearless drive system stands out from the crowd due to its almost noiseless operation and extremely low maintenance requirements. The braking system of the LEITNER drive system has been designed to provide the highest possible degree of safety.

LEITNER DirectDrive

LEITNER DirectDrive

The LEITNER DirectDrive gearless drive system for ropeways is unparalleled across the world.

The Underground Drive

The Underground Drive

For the LEITNER underground drive, the electric motor, gearbox and service brake are set up in a separate drive room located below the station level.

The Overhead Drive

The Overhead Drive

For the LEITNER overhead drive, all components of the drive and braking system are set up on a movable drive frame – clearly arranged and easily accessible for maintenance.

Drive technologies

Drive technologies

The perfect interplay between the engine, the converter and the mechanical parts is crucial for high passenger comfort.