Roller coaster gets innovative chain solution
06 April 2016
Renold has recently supplied an innovative chain solution to a roller-coaster at one of Europe's largest theme parks.
Manufactured at the company's UK service centre, the new chain was coated with Renold's dual-process surface treatment that was specially developed for the chain to be used on theme park rides and in particular, water rides. The treatment increases wear life, reduces friction and protects against corrosion. Even if the coating is scratched, or otherwise penetrated, it still provides superior corrosion protection.
The chain was designed and manufactured to a non-standard width and fitted with wear blocks on every pitch to guide the chain and protect the pins. Speaking of the order, Alec Annand, operations manager at Renold's UK service centre, said: 'We're delighted to have been chosen to supply the chain required for this iconic roller-coaster, especially as we won the contract on the key issues of quality, cost, and delivery.' Renold was able to manufacture and dispatch the chain within eight weeks of receiving the initial order.
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