Blue: Load-Bearing Wheels Yellow: Guidance Wheels Red: Seraphim
The high-speed monorail wraps around the guideway beam. Its vertical
load is carried by two wheels which run on the bottom flange of the
guideway beam (wheels at each end of each vehicle segment), and it is
guided by two horizontally-mounted wheels which are higher up and run
against the side the beam.
This wrap-around-the-beam design makes the high-speed monorail
extraordinarily safe as it is virtually impossible to derail.
The center of gravity is low (the motors are mounted below the guide
wheels), enabling it to turn tight corners at high speed and to
withstand high cross-winds.
The high-speed monorail, with its unique suspension and with a
special version of the linear motor, is expected to be capable of
300 MPH in some corridors.
The linear motor's reaction rail is mounted on the guideway beam,
and its coils are mounted on the vehicle.
·The interior is open throughout its length, like an
aircraft's cabin. Think of the monorail as having a flexible fuselage.
·The cabin is 10' wide - about the same as MD Super 80
aircraft. The picture shows a typical urban system configuration.
NCT's high-speed monorail is an evolution of earlier monorail designs
and exhibits greatly improved performance, allowing higher operating
speeds and greater carrying capacity.
LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary
of Meneren Corporation was competitively selected
by the State of Colorado to design, construct, and
operate a 170 mile high-speed monorail system that will
connect DIA (Denver International Airport), stop in the
center of the City of Denver, and proceed up the Rocky
Mountain corridor to the ski areas (including Vail), and
on to the Eagle County Airport.
MagLift Technology has been designated a
"Maglev" technology by the US Department of
Transportation. However, unlike fully levitating
Maglev systems, MagLift is substantially lighter, lower
cost, and can stay within highway right-of-ways.
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