LIMs question.

Thursday, January 3, 2002 9:48 PM
Are the LIMs that Premier and Intamin use the same type? I mean they're two different companys, would they have the same exact type of LIM? Like are Speed: the Ride's LIMs the same as Vertical Velocity's?
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Friday, January 4, 2002 5:20 AM
They work the same way. Maybe not the same manufacturer. Rideman?
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Friday, January 4, 2002 6:39 AM
Premier's original LIMs were built by Force Engineering; Paramount Parks apparently replaced those LIMs (don't know about the other Premier LIM rides) with LIMs built by PSM Maglev Industries, and a third manufacturer whose name escapes me at the moment (where's Iain Hendry when we need him?) did the LIMs for Superman: The Escape and probably for the other Intamin rides.

Of course, there isn't much to a LIM. It's several coils of wire set in epoxy and mounted in a metal housing. There are critical details (such as pole spacing, number of turns, wire gauge, and so on).

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Friday, January 4, 2002 6:46 AM
The company who manufactured the LIM's found on SUE (and assumingly also for each V2) is ProLim.

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Friday, January 4, 2002 12:34 PM
They are also mounted differently on the rides. Intamin's LIM's are mounted on top of the track and interact with a fin on the bottom of the car. The sitdown looping cars have  brake fins on the car "hang" off the side of the car. Imagine a Millennium Force car's brake fins. Instead of sticking out to the side, they hang down. The inverts dont use brake fins at all (just the fin on top of the chassis) and the hypercoasters are different as well. Premier Ride's LIM's line both sides of the track and interact with the fins on the side. A magnetic strip under the cars interacts with another magnetic strip in the track to slow it down. Also there is a set of friction breaks that interacts with a fin under the cars.

*** This post was edited by baddboy on 1/4/2002. ***

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Friday, January 4, 2002 12:59 PM
Thanks! That answered my question. :)
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