12/04/2018 - Germany, IndustryMack Rides is a leading designer and manufacturer of rollercoasters and other types of amusement rides for leisure parks all over the world.
Engineering G-force fun with MSH sections
Static and dynamic calculations of modern rollercoastes are calculated according to customer specific design requests in ride design, while taking into account all mechanical and technological characteristics of the construction materials used. Steel is the unrivalled material of choice in this field of construction, with present coaster-models by Mack Rides using almost 400 tons of it in one single model. Besides the trains themselves and the numerous support columns, the rail system is the most critical element in modern coasters. Mack Rides recently developed a new rail system featuring upper (round) tubular rails supported by triangular girders made of square and rectangular MSH sections - the 'backbones' of the coaster, so to say. Mack Rides' Marketing Manager Maximilian Roeser claims that "our constructions have been precisely adapted to the specific material properties of Vallourec's MSH sections, thus benefitting from features such as tight corner radii, straightness, excellent weldability and constant overall quality." For these reasons, Vallourec has become Mack Rides' accredited supplier of rail system tubing in a whole variety of diameters, wall thicknesses and shapes. During the past 16 month, the customer ordered about 1,400 tons of MSH sections that were supplied in partial, project specific quantities by the three different German distributors Salzgitter Mannesmann Stahlhandel, ThyssenKruppSchulte and Hoberg & Driesch.
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MSH section ends after preparation process for welding.