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Rod Laver Arena Rooftop - Kabelschlepp

Rod Laver Arena is an iconic centerpiece of the Australian Open and plays host to a wide range of sports and entertainment events.

After 26 years of operation it was time for a major overhaul, and Tsubaki Kabelschlepp was chosen as a part of this new design. Circled below in red is where Tsubaki Kabelschlepp cable chain is installed for the opening and closing of the rooftop.


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The previous system on the Rod Laver arena rooftop was a catenary. Due to an outdated design, the rooftop of Rod Laver arena took 28 minutes to close. This put a massive delay on tennis games and other entertainment events when the roof needed to be closed quickly due to rain.

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With the new roof that includes the Tsubaki Kabelschlepp S0650 steel cable chain, the arena rooftop now closes in under 5 minutes compared to 28 minutes, which is an incredible result! This 80% reduction in close time makes a huge difference for spectators and performers in the arena.

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Cable chain: Tsubaki Kabelschlepp S0650.225-RS/2-165/2000

Cables: Tsubaki Kabelschlepp Traxline Cables

Trough System: Tsubaki Kabelschlepp

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