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Spotted: "The Smiler" and ifm

"The Smiler", the roller coaster with the most inversions worldwide, provides limitless joy rides combined with innovative technology - for example inductive proximity sensors from ifm.

Inductive IN proximity sensors from ifm are installed in the individual seats of this Infinity Coaster.

During the Easter holidays, an ifm colleague visited England's popular "Alton Towers" amusement park.

A ride on "The Smiler", a roller coaster built by the manufacturer Gerstlauer Amusement Rides GmbH from Münsterhausen opened in 2013, was, of course, a must.

While other passengers were already eagerly awaiting the most rollovers in the world, he discovered ifm sensors at the safety harnesses. More precise, type IN inductive proximity sensors.

The ifm sensors are used to monitor the minimum fastening position of the safety harnesses.


By the way: Very often, ifm sensors are installed in fairground rides of Gerstlauer Amusement Rides GmbH. Two current examples - which will open in Spring/Summer 2019 - are the Infinity Coaster Walibi Rhône-Alpes (France) – Mystic and the Infinity Coaster Bobbejaanland (Belgium) - Fury.