Professional Tour: Students from the Velenje College of Vocational Education Get Acquainted with the Operation of Equipment for Ski Resorts

On Wednesday, 27 November 2019, the first-year students studying under the Mechatronics study programme at the Velenje College of Vocational Education made a professional tour as part of the Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering subject. The tour was attended by 16 students.

As part of the tour, the participants first got acquainted with the technical equipment of the gondola lift’s lower station at the Golte Ski Resort. Later, they examined operation of the cable transport systems with an emphasis on the construction of the gondola lift and its drives. The students learned about the operation of lifts.

The tour continued with a visit to Podkrižnik d.o.o., where the students were introduced to the company’s product range and production trends in the era of accelerated digitalization.

Podkrižnik d.o.o. operates as a medium-sized private company in the Zgornja Savinjska region. The company’s development strategy is a basic study of new possible forms of power units and optimization of existing ones used in almost all segments. The company has also established its own research group – ARR.