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Vol.2, No.1, 2023: pp.15-20



Zorica Bogićević1

, Martina Petković1

, Dejan Kojić2

1Academy of Applied Studies, Kosovo and Metohija, Zvečan, Serbia
2University of Business Engineering and Management, Technical Faculty, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Received: 24 October 2022 
Revised: 18 January 2023
Accepted: 13 February 2023
Published: 31 March 2022


The basic questions that arise when maintaining an automated electric drive relate to the safety and reliability of the elements in operation. The maintenance strategy of these elements is planned to start from the basic facts related to the plant’s importance, type and purpose. The main purpose of maintenance is the timely detection of a fault and its elimination, i.e. ensuring continuous operation of the plant. In this work, the operation of the cable car was analyzed by monitoring the reliability of the electric drive. An analysis of the significance of reliability coefficients is a potentially new method for maintenance planning. The aim of the research was to define a new strategy for the maintenance of the facility and ensure the maximum safety of skiers through the analysis of previous events. Research is based on coefficients that indicate the reliability, frequency of failures, availability and unavailability of the elements that make up a drive. The essence of the conducted research is based on a new strategy for planning and maintaining such a facility, aiming to ensure skiers’ safety and protection.


Cable car, public transport, electric motor, frequency of breakdowns, reliability, availability


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How to Cite

Z. Bogićević, M. Petković, D. Kojić, Analysis of the Reliability of Automated Electric Motor Drives of Cable Cars at Ski Fields. Advanced Engineering Letters, 2(1), 2023: 15-20.

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Bogićević, Z., Petković, M., & Kojić, D. (2023). Analysis of the Reliability of Automated Electric Motor Drives of Cable Cars at Ski Fields. Advanced Engineering Letters2(1), 15–20.

Bogićević, Zorica, et al. “Analysis of the Reliability of Automated Electric Motor Drives of Cable Cars at Ski Fields.” Advanced Engineering Letters, vol. 2, no. 1, 2023, pp. 15–20,

Bogićević, Zorica, Matrina Petković, and Dejan Kojić. 2023. “Analysis of the Reliability of Automated Electric Motor Drives of Cable Cars at Ski Fields.” Advanced Engineering Letters 2 (1): 15–20.

Bogićević, Z., Petković, M. and Kojić, D. (2023). Analysis of the Reliability of Automated Electric Motor Drives of Cable Cars at Ski Fields. Advanced Engineering Letters, 2(1), pp.15–20. doi: 10.46793/adeletters.2023.2.1.3.