The engineering behind Ferris wheels is a fascinating blend of mechanical, structural, and electrical craftsmanship. Several key factors and considerations are involved in the design and construction of a ferris wheel, to ensure its safety and efficiency.
All of our Wheels are designed by using the most sophisticated software and the preliminary renderings can offer the most realistic impression of how the Giant Wheel is going to look rightly placed in the environment you selected for the project.
Ferris wheels rely on a central hub that rotates, moving the gondolas around the circumference. Bearings are an integral part of this system, allowing for smooth and consistent rotation. The motor’s size and power will vary based on the wheel’s size and the desired rotational speed. It’s crucial a balanced loading for a efficient operation.
We also have to make environmental considerations in the preliminary study. Wind is a significant factor because ferris wheels are affected by winds loads, due to their large surface area. Beside it, on shore or sea side locations may require special treatments to enhance anti corrosion protection.
Safety is one of the most important points. Wheels are designed according to the latest and most stringent European safety standards for manufacturing and operation, including mechanical structures and electrical systems, with German TUV certification when agreed.
Modern ferris wheels incorporate braking systems to stop the wheel’s rotation and for emergency evacuation procedures purpose as well. The design often includes redundant control system, fail safe architecture.