504,555 active members
4,561 visitors online
Register for free
Login Register
ifm group of companies Blog

Spotted: "The Smiler" and ifm

June 2019
ifm electronic
Author: ifm electronic
Company: ifm group of companies

"The Smiler", the roller coaster with the most inversions worldwide, provides limitless joy rides combined with innovative technology - for example inductive proximity sensors from ifm.

During the Easter holidays, an ifm colleague visited England's popular "Alton Towers" amusement park.

A ride on "The Smiler", a roller coaster built by the manufacturer Gerstlauer Amusement Rides GmbH from Münsterhausen opened in 2013, was, of course, a must.

While other passengers were already eagerly awaiting the most rollovers in the world, he discovered ifm sensors at the safety harnesses. More precise, type IN inductive proximity sensors.

The ifm sensors are used to monitor the minimum fastening position of the safety harnesses.

By the way: Very often, ifm sensors are installed in fairground rides of Gerstlauer Amusement Rides GmbH. Two current examples - which will open in Spring/Summer 2019 - are the Infinity Coaster Walibi Rhône-Alpes (France) – Mystic and the Infinity Coaster Bobbejaanland (Belgium) - Fury.

Blog Archiv

September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
June 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017