Ferris wheel is a large non-building structure amusement rides which revolve around the central axis. The seat is mounted on the outer edge of the wheel and is always suspended downward. This is because the seats or gondolas on the Ferris wheel can rotate freely when they are connected to the wheel support. The Ferris wheel spins up with the help of gears and motors, and grav`ity pulls the wheel down again. This cycle continues during the operation of the equipment.
As a professional amusement ride manufacturers, JUMA Amusement will help you understand how different types of ferris wheels works. The working principle of the ferris wheel varies according to the driving type of the wheel. The driving type of the wheel includes wire rope friction drive, friction wheel drive, pin gear drive, and hydraulic motor drive. The first driving type is rarely used today. Therefore, let's talk about the working principle of the last three driving types.
The wheel is driven by the motor and the v-belt turns the tire. The tire is pressed on the raceway of the wheel by the spring. The tire rotation drives the raceway plate to rotate through friction force, and the raceway plate drives the whole wheel to rotate. There are two types of contact between tire and raceway plate: one is up and down, the other is left and right.
The belt pulley is driven by the electric support machine, which is connected with the reduction gears. The reducer drives the pin gear, which is meshed with the rack to drive the wheel to rotate.
This type is mainly used for the cantilever ferris wheel, which drives the pinion through a hydraulic motor. Then the pinion engages with the larger one to drive the wheel to rotate.