To continue to supply the ropeway industry with quality engineering and products.
Who We Are:
Since 1981 Superior Tramway Company has been serving the tramway industry with quality lift parts. We stock parts for Riblet,
Heron and Heron-Poma chair lifts at our shop in Spokane. This equipment covers
many aspects of an aerial tramway including line machinery, chairs, sheaves,
chair clips, derail protection systems, tension systems, drive terminals, brake
systems and rigging equipment.
Additionally, we have the ability to fabricate and machine most parts in our new shop.
We have a full machine shop that includes a CNC mill and a fabrication shop that contains multiple
welders, 1/2" plate shear, pipe benders,press brake and other stationary tools.
Our custom and stock parts range anywhere from
a simple derail switch mount to complex hydraulic tensioning systems. We also have the ability
to fabricate and/or rebuild motor rooms upgraded with control systems that meet current
ANSI B-77.1 standards.
Since Riblet Tramway Co. closed it's doors in 2003-2004, we have been
filling part of the resulting void by providing parts and services for those products.
We offer some rebuilt Riblet equipment and our own Superior
line of products that are compatable with many of Riblet's products. Our engineering staff,
coupled with our parent company, Aerial Engineering Inc., has well over 80 years of combined experience
working with tramway equipment, bringing a vast wealth of knowledge and experience to the
Superior News: 2011-2012
• As of summer 2011, we have officially moved into our new
12,000+ Sq Ft building.
• The office staff has added two new faces and lost
a familiar one.
More details here.
• The shop staff has again expanded.
Current 2011/2012 Superior crew
Our History & Sales Territory:
While the vast majority of our sales occur in the United States, we provide parts
and services to ski areas and other resorts internationally as well. Our
customer base ranges from Costa Rica in the Carribean,
to the far-east of Taiwan,as far north as Yukon Territory, Canada and as far south as Chile, South America.
Our shop is equipped with machines and tooling to manufacture most ropeway components.
Our on-site machine shop includes several lathes with DRO scales and a CNC mill.
The craftsmen in our fabrication shop select from several MIG/TIG welders, 1/2" plate shear, and
other various tools to consistently produce the highest quality ropeway parts available.
Below is a general list of our shop equipment.
• 4 Lathes - 3 with DRO scale upgrades
• 2 Mills - 1 with CNC DRO control
• Plate Shear - Capable of shearing up to 1/2" A36 plate.
• 6 Drill Presses.
• 3 Band saws - 1 with automatic control.
• 150-Ton press brake.
• Piranha iron worker.
• 6 Welding machines - TIG, wire feed, & stick.
• Hydraulic pipe benders and other presses.