Automotive and Transport Industry

The evolution of construction equipment technologies

Today’s technology gives construction companies new tools that mean supervisors no longer have to rely exclusively on operators’ perspectives to explore the limits of equipment productivity and safety. In fact there are sensors on machines that record events such as extreme braking or engine overspeed, and telematics technologies that wirelessly...

Cable cars to easy metro traffic in Manila, Philippines

Art Tugade, Incoming transportation Secretary of Philippines, said that the Government is considering the use of cable cars to facilitate metro traffic in Manila. The idea is to adopt a system similar to the Bolivian one, that since 2014 is helping to reduce road traffic and speed up travel time: this is an 11-kilometer system...

The steepest cable railway in North America

The Royal Gorge Incline Railway, nestled next to the Arkansas River which flows through the Royal Gorge canyon, lately reached the record of the steepest funicular railway in all of North America.It was built in 1931. It is one of the most impressive engineering applications of its kind. This particular funicular is unique because it takes...

The Scenic Railway: the world’s steepest passenger-carrying funicular railway

Galbiati Group designs and manufactures gear drives for cable car, chair lift, cable way, and cable railway winches. Do you know what is the steepest cable-driven funicular railway in the world? It is the Scenic Railway: 415m length, 206m of difference of levels, a 52° angle slope which corresponds to...

Lime Street tunnel, in Liverpool: the oldest rail tunnel in the world still in active use

Galbiati Group builds TBM components for the most important tunnel boring world leaders such as planetary gearboxes, bearing supports (cutterhead supports), erectors. You can find here some information about the oldest rail tunnel in the world that is still in use: the Lime Street tunnel, in Liverpool. It is a two track rail tunnel, 1.811...

Aluminium: a material widely used in transport applications

Viganò International produces complete cut to-length and slitting lines to process high resistant and large thickness materials. The company ensures the highest levels of quality in the processing of aluminium, material that is widely used in transport applications. From bikes to spaceships, many vehicles are made with aluminium. Light, strong and flexible,...