A central component of cableway techno- logy is the cable grip. Choosing the right system impacts the operation of an urban cableway.
The cable grip constitutes the connection between an endless circulating haul cable and the passenger carrier. Most modern circulating cableways for passenger transport have grips designed to detach during operation. Upon entering a station, they open, whereupon the cabins or cars are decelerated by the tires in the sta tion, slowly moving the cabins or cars through the station for passenger entry and exit or else bringing them to a complete stop.