Magnetic Brake Retrofit

We represent Velocity Magnetics and provide magnetic brake retrofits.

We can retrofit any roller coaster and many other flat and water rides. The benefits of converting your ride to magnetic brakes are:

Reduced Maintenance Costs: The man-hours and materials cost to replace brake brass and repair the braking system is almost eliminated.
Guest Comfort: Bring your trains to a smoother stop. Magnetic brakes reduce the G-forces exerted on guests when they enter the brake run.
Fail Safe: Magnetic brakes are fail safe and work when power is lost to the system.

Boomerangs:

Velocity Magnetics has developed a retrofit kit that eliminates all of the bladder brakes from the station area of a Vekoma™ Boomerang.

Applications:

Steel Coasters:

We can custom-design a system to fit almost any steel coaster and our system does not require cutting into the track backbone.

Wooden Coasters:

Our system works with any coaster train from any era.

Water Rides:

Velocity Magnetics can slow water attractions like Shoot-the-Chutes or Log Flumes. Whether O.D. Hopins, Arrow Dynamics, Intamin or Mack, we have systems that can affordably slow your vehicle without changing your ride’s water level.

Types of Brakes:

Dyna Brake®:

A magnetic brake with no moving parts that acts in a redundant manner every cycle. Slidematic™ actuator With an actuation time of 500ms this actuator is the most reliable and most precise brake in the motion control industry.

Magna-Brake™:

This brake fails closed, features magnets for the return  (no springs or stored energy), and is available in both 28 and 50 inch models.

Slidematic™ Actuator

With an actuation time of 500ms this actuator is the most reliable and most precise brake in the motion control industry.

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