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January 30, 2023
Altra Brands for Amusement Park Rides

Did you know Altra Motion brands provide state-of-the-art braking systems, overrunning clutches, gearing and geared motors for use on all types of amusement rides?

Amusement ride manufacturers around the world have come to rely on Altra brand solutions to meet their most challenging application requirements and let each tourist get a exciting, happy and safe experience.

Bauer Gear Motor

Bauer Amusement Ride Motor

Submersible Bauer Gear Motors can power water rides in depths up to 15 feet. The complete gear motor package can provide reliable service while totally submerged operating under full load.

This gearmotor can operate in open air with the same performance. Submersible units feature an IP68 motor and gearbox and optional brake utilizing high performance shaft seals, stainless steel output shafts, and marine grade coatings.

Formsprag Clutch

Formsprag Clutch for Amusement Park Ride

Formsprag Clutch’s FSO overrunning clutches are a popular choice among ride manufacturers. The Model FSO-500 clutch is utilized on the world’s longest wooden roller coaster at a theme park in Ohio.

The four-minute ride reaches speeds of 65 mph with a 137 ft. vertical drop. Mounted to the drive tire brake system, the FSO-500 clutch stops unwanted backward movement of the train cars. Formsprag LLH holdback clutches are also utilized on amusement rides.

These ready-to-install units are equipped with a one-piece, quickly detachable torque arm, and grease labyrinth protected oil seals.


Twiflex Product for Amusement Park Ride

Those popular large-scale simulator attractions like Universal Studios Osaka - The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Shanghai Disneyland - Jump over the horizon will hang tourists in front of the large concave theater screen, and let tourists immerse themselves through 4D and 5D projection effects. Twiflex spring-applied, air-released GMR-SD caliper brakes are an industry-proven, low-noise solution for such amusement ride applications.

GMR-SD disc brake features include a robust design, low-maintenance burden, rapid pad change, and low air pressure requirement.

The GMR is one of the largest lever-type calipers in a disc brake range that spans 300N to almost 800,000N braking force. Brakes may be spring or pressure applied, and operated manually, electrically, pneumatically, or via hydraulics.

Safety is always the first. Amusement facility safety accidents occur frequently, posing a threat to the tourists' lives and property. Formsprag Overrunning clutches, Twiflex brakes and Bauer gear motors from Altra Motion will escort your happiness, making you feel more secure while enjoying happiness!

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