Some Details of Beston Ferris Wheel

The ferris wheel is a large wheel-shaped mechanical building facility. Hanging on the edge of the wheel is a passenger cabin (Gondola). Passengers sit on the Ferris wheel and turn up slowly, they can overlook the surroundings from a height. The most common occasions where the Ferris Wheel exists are amusement parks (or theme parks) and garden games. As a kind of playground mobile game, they are collectively called “Three Treasures of Paradise” with roller coasters and carousels. But the Ferris wheel often exists alone on other occasions, and is usually used as an active viewing platform.

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Ferris Wheel Structure

The main structure of the ring-shaped ferris wheel is a combined steel box girder structure, which is supported by a steel pipe truss on the inside and a closed game cabin on the outside of the box girder.

Principle of Ferris Wheel

The ferris wheel’s rim is closely attached to the outer frame, and the drive wheel is used to rotate the rim to make the sightseeing cabin rotate along the wheel’s frame. Passengers ride on the basement uniformly. The speed of the sightseeing warehouse is relatively slow, with an average speed of 0.2 m / s. At present, the types of structures that have been completed in China include the “Ring of Life” in Fushun City, Liaoning Province, and the landscape tower of the Changzhou Bauhinia Park.

The ferris wheel is a large wheel-shaped mechanical building facility. Hanging on the edge of the wheel is a cockpit for passengers. Passengers sit on the Ferris wheel and slowly turn upwards, overlooking the surrounding scenery from a height, usually used as an active viewing platform.

The traditional ferris wheel uses the central axis as the main transmission device. The central axis drives the support frame connected between the central axis and the track to transmit torque. This method of transmitting torque requires too much torque from the central axis. The supporting frame that transmits the torque increases the overall weight of the ferris wheel and needs to consume additional power. In addition, multiple supporting frames form the windward surface, which increases the overall wind receiving area of ​​the ferris wheel and increases the difficulty of the fixed support of the ferris wheel.

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How Does a Ferris Wheel Work?

Even if you are operating an amusement park which has a lots of attractions which including ferris wheel rides, but do you know how does a ferris wheel work? Here Beston will show you more about this:

First of all, you need to know that ferris wheel rides are large, non-building structures which rotate around a central axis. Ferris wheel seats (also refers to ferris wheel gondolas) are attached to the outer rim the ferris wheel rides and they are most of the ferris wheel seats are hanged downwards. This is because when ferris wheel rotate, the ferris wheel seats will freely rotate the support where they are connected to the ferris wheel rides. Ferris wheel will spins upwards with the help of gears and motors, at the same time, gravity will pulls the ferris wheel back down again. Then, this cycle continues for the duration of the ride. This is how does a ferris wheel work.

Usually when you at the tops of ferris wheel, you will feel lighter while when you at the bottom of a ferris wheel, you will feel heavier. This is caused by centripetal acceleration.

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Giant Ferris Wheel Technology Information

Super Sizes Ferris Wheel In The World

  • BA London Eye is a famous ferris wheel with a height of 135 meters. The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. It is a kind of famous observation wheel in the world. Up to now, it is Europe’s tallest Ferris wheel.
London Eye Ferri Wheel
London Eye

Famous Ferris Wheel In China

  • “Nanchang Star”

As the giant ferris wheel in China with a height of 160 meter, Nanchang star is located in Jiangxi, China. It owns 60 cabins, and each cabins could hold 6-8 people. These 60 cabins represent the time-scale. Each of the ferris wheel cabin is equipped with LCD TV, fire extinguisher, interphone and other life-saving equipment. It is the world’s tallest ferris wheel which was built in 2006.

Ferris Wheel Nanchang Star
Nanchang Star In China
  • “Changzhou No Spoke Ferris Wheel”

It is the largest no spoke ferris wheel in the world and the only one in China. With a height of 89 meter, this no spoke ferris wheel only has 24 cabins for riders.

Largest No Spoke Ferris Wheel In China
Changzhou No Spoke Ferris Wheel In China
  • “Suzhou Water Ferris Wheel”

It is the largest water ferris wheel in the world with a height of 120 meter which is located in Suzhou, China.

Water Ferris Wheel In Suzhou
Ferris Wheel In Suzhou, China
  • “Tianjin Eye”

This ferris wheel is the largest grand river-crossing ferris wheel with a diameter of 110 meter in Tianjin. It owns 48 transparent cabins. Each of the cabin could hold 8 people. It’s run time is 30 min.

Giant Tianjin Eye Ferris Wheel
Tianjin Eye Ferris Wheel In China
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