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Amusement Park Ride Control Systems

Amusement Technical is one of Europe’s leading specialists in the design and manufacture of amusement park ride control systems. Whether an upgrade to an existing plc is required, or the delivery of a complete control for a new ride, we can implement the latest proven hardware, software and safety products to current industry standards. Our cost-effective ride-automation solutions include ride safety systems, ride supervisory systems and sub-system controller interfaces systems for all types and sizes of theme park rides.

Mellors Group
Edward Mellors
Director

"Amusement Technical is our 'go to' technical services partner. We use the company for control system projects and any complex engineering issues, which can’t be handled in-house. Extremely knowledgeable and responsive, Amusement Technical will go to any lengths to ensure the brief is met and our rides work safely and efficiently."

Worldwide leader in theme and amusement park ride control systems

We are fully conversant with all PLCs (Programmable Logic Controller) and both AC and DC drive systems by all the main manufacturers including  Schneider Electric, Rockwell Automation (including Allan Bradley), Mitsubishi, Siemens and Pilz.

We are frequently invited worldwide to deal with amusement and theme park ride control systems issues both by parks directly and also on behalf of other large ride manufacturers.

Adaptation of rides to accept modern PLCs or drives (retrofit control systems) is a very common scenario for us and this can usually be carried out entirely on site in a short amount of time. Find out more about our Pirate Boat Retrofit solution by clicking here.

We specialise in writing or modifying PLC software applications for all types of rides. We design all of the hardware circuits and we write every line of program code, so that we can tightly integrate the control system to your application.

All control system work produced is supplied with supporting documentation in accordance with EN13814.

Amusement park ride control system

Types of amusement park ride control systems

We have designed and implemented amusement ride control systems for a range of rides including:

  • Launch and chain-lift roller coasters
  • Tower rides
  • Ferris wheels
  • Dark rides
  • Fixed / propelled motion bases (for land or water)
  • Flight trainers
  • Bumper cars

Let’s talk about your rides

Whether you want to commission a new ride, refurbish an existing one, buy a stock item
or simply source some spare parts then we can help.