The device is designed to increase traffic safety: it controls the semaphore at the beginning of the slide according to a signal from sensors located at the beginning and end of the slide so that there is only one visitor on the slide at a time. The device also signals the prohibition of access to the slide for a specified time after the slide pump is switched on, so that the pump has time to sufficiently fill the finish pool before visitors begin to slide down the slide.
To further increase security, it is also possible to install a detection of leaving the arrival pool and/or an entrance turnstile.
The supplied Slide Control System with start semaphore control is available in two basic modifications:
- design with timer,
- without timer.
In both variants, the device is equipped with a traffic light (red – green), located at the beginning of the slide. The semaphore is used to improve the organisation of persons entering the slide and to reduce the risk of injury when more than one person enters the slide at the same time1.
The toboggan is equipped with sensors at the beginning and end of its path (start sensor, finish sensor). Short and clear slides do not need to be equipped with a destination sensor if the visitor is not expected to stay on the attraction.