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Information Center for Ropeway Studies

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Members of OITAF-NACS (International Organization for Transportation by Rope--North American Continental Section), for gifting funds to endow the Center (2005)

OITAF-NACS, for increasing the Center's endowment for a stable future (2006)

AWRF (Associated Wire Rope Fabricators), for their gift of a significant collection of manufacturers' catalogs on wire rope fittings (2007)

Professional Organizations

OITAF (International Organization for Transportation by Rope)

OITAF-NACS (North American Continent Section)

AWRF (Associated Wire Rope Fabricators)

Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board

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About the Information Center

wire rope; cross sectionThe Information Center for Ropeway Studies is the largest special collection on the history, theory, design and operation of wire rope systems in the US. The Center was established in 1991 to support research on ropeway technology; it is guided by an Advisory Board of industry members.

Our focus:

  • Materials transport
  • Ski lifts and conveyances; passenger tramways, lifts, and transportation by ropeways
  • Technologies and materials for ropeways

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