Mack Rides, a company based in Waldkirch near Freiburg, is counted among the leaders in the field of amusement park attractions.
Maintenance of its rollercoasters required a special, lowered lifting system underneath the tracks, so that a track segment located under the track can be lifted. To do so, two track segments were arranged one on top of the other to ensure that the track was closed, no matter whether the maintenance track segment or the normal track segment ended flush with the track. The maintenance track travels upwards to inspect the cars. The cars are pushed onto the track and lowered. If the track travels with two “trains” at the same time, the rollercoaster ride can continue with only one train and therefore the rollercoaster can remain in continuous operation.
The special challenge for MAHA was to ensure that the transitions between the moving track segments had to end exactly flush with the remaining parts of the track. After all, the cars have to be prevented from derailing. An appropriate lifting system is now required every time this type of rollercoaster is sold. So MAHA is even providing off-road safety within this extraordinary project.
Wheel Engaging Column Lift