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Although amusement park visitors are likely unaware, many of the rides they enjoy are powered by electrification systems mounted on or near the moving parts. Rugged and reliable electrification systems are needed to keep rides such as Ferris wheels, carousels, dark rides, free-fall towers, and the latest thrill rides running continuously. Electric components must operate with high degree of safety, whether inside or outside, or even run underwater. At the same time, ride manufacturers and park owners don’t want systems that will detract from the ride’s aesthetics. For economic reasons, as well as safety concerns, amusement park operators can not afford to have their rides go down!
Conductix-Wampfler offers decades of expertise working closely with major amusement parks and ride builders all over the globe. Our highly reliable electrification solutions have been proven in the world’s busiest amusement parks. Our broad portfolio of products allows us to meet the ride operator’s unique needs and technical requirements, all with the maximum degree of safety in mind. Whether a standard product or customized solution, our recommendation will be the right one without bias towards one system over another.
Our rugged product lines for amusement rides include:
Slip Ring Assemblies – with or without enclosures, transmit power and data to the rotating parts of all types of circular rides and in variety of operating conditions. We also offer fiber optic rotary joints for more complex systems.
Inductive Power Transfer (IPT®) – transmits of power and data without direct contact. IPT® is ideal for “wet rides” where traditional conductors won’t work and can be found at major theme parks around the world.
Energy Guiding Chains – for linear or circular rides that operate with cables or hoses, energy chains are the ideal solution.
Spring-Driven Cable Reels – to manage vertical cables that power and control movable stage lighting, sound systems, and video.
Vertical Swing Tower – “Dancing in the Sky”
Project installation date
Soriani [Zamperla Group]
Energy and data transmission with ProfiDAT® [Transmission of Ethernet / IP signals (Allen Bradley), Data rate up to 100 Mbit/s]
41 m [Tower]
600 person per hour
• ProfiDAT®, Program 0514
• Conductor Rail, Program 0811 SingleFlexLine
• Slip Ring Assembly, Program 5100
ProfiDAT® Current collector with carbon brush and data transmission antenna
Additonal product information
• ProfiDAT® for grounding and data transmission
• Conductor rail for energy transfer to tower gondola
• Slip ring assembly for rotating the tower gondola
Single pole conductor rail for curved tracks and circular or oval applications.
Standard application data
Technical Data Sheet
ProfiDAT® is a contactless data transfer solution for communication between fixed and mobile control units from Conductix-Wampfler. ProfiDAT® makes it possible to achieve reliable transfer of mixed data (video, audio and real-time control) at very high data rates using Conductix-Wampfler slotted waveguide technology. Data can be safely transferred at rates up to 100 Mbit/s with average latency of only 3ms. The unique configuration of waveguide and mobile antennas results in a system with integrated shielding. This isolation means that ProfiDAT® is license free and can safely transfer data, even in the most challenging radio environments (e.g. shipping container terminals).
ProfiDAT® is excellently suited for integration into conductor rail systems because the waveguide profile has been engineered for dual use as the protective earth (PE) conductor rail. This results in a very compact complete system because an additional PE conductor rail is not required. The ProfiDAT® data transfer system can be combined with multiple available Conductix-Wampfler conductor rail systems.
Standard Application Data