How Battery Powered Wireless Accelerometers Keep Rollercoasters Safe

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Rollercoasters have been thrilling people since the first wooden coasters were built in the late 19th century. Over the years, rollercoasters have become more complex, faster, and more intense. With these improvements, however, comes an increased risk of accidents and injuries.

To address this concern, rollercoaster manufacturers and operators have turned to technology to improve safety measures. One of the most important developments in this regard is the use of battery powered wireless accelerometers to monitor rollercoaster performance and detect potential issues before they become safety hazards.

How Accelerometers Ensure a Safe Ride

Accelerometers are sensors that measure acceleration, which is the rate of change of speed of an object. In the case of rollercoasters, accelerometers monitor the movement of the coaster cars.  They also track the forces that riders are subject to during the ride. By reading this data, operators can identify any unusual or potentially dangerous behavior, such as excessive vibration, abnormal G-forces, or irregular braking.

The Importance of Going Wireless

Traditionally, accelerometers wire to a central monitoring system.  This limits their range and requires complicated installation and maintenance.  However, with the advent of wireless technology and battery powered sensors, accelerometers are not usable anywhere on the coaster without the need for cumbersome cables or external power sources.

Battery powered wireless accelerometers work by sending data wirelessly to a central monitoring system. The sensors come with long lasting batteries.  These batteries can operate for months or even years without replacement. They can also stand extreme temperatures, vibrations, and other harsh conditions that are common on rollercoasters.

Analysing The Data

The central monitoring system receives the data from the accelerometers and uses advanced algorithms to analyze the information in real time. If it detects any potential safety issues, the system alerts operators immediately.  This allows operators to take action before any harm is done.

In addition to enhancing safety, battery powered wireless accelerometers also provide valuable insights into the performance of rollercoasters. By looking at the data collected by the sensors, operators can identify areas of improvement to provide a smoother, more comfortable ride.

Keeping A Thrilling Experience Safe

Overall, the use of battery powered wireless accelerometers is a significant step forward in rollercoaster safety technology. By providing real time monitoring of coaster performance and finding potential issues before they become safety hazards, these sensors help to ensure that rollercoasters remain an exciting and safe experience for riders of all ages.

The Lord Microstrain Battery Powered Accelerometer

The LORD Battery Powered Wireless Accelerometer G-LINK-200-R is one of the best battery powered accelerometers on the market.  It is a state of the art device that offers high quality data collection in a compact and portable package.  The following are some of the things you should consider if you’re searching for an accelerometer to monitor the vibrations of machinery, track the movement of structures during an earthquake or the safety of your attraction park rides.

Easy Remote Monitoring

One of the key features of the G-LINK-200-R is its wireless connectivity.  This feature allows it to send data in real time to a variety of devices, including smartphones, tablets, and laptops. This also makes it easy to monitor data from remote locations.  Furthermore, quick analysis and response in the event of a problem is a non-issue.

High Accuracy

The G-LINK-200-R is also highly accurate.  It has a resolution of 0.01g and a range of +/- 16g. These features allow it to capture even subtle changes in acceleration and provide a detailed view of the movements of the monitored device.

Easy to Use

In addition to its high level of accuracy, the G-LINK-200-R is also very easy to use. Additionally, it’s also powered by a replaceable lithium battery, with up to three months of continuous operation. The device also has a simple two button interface, making it easy to start and stop data collection.


The G-LINK-200-R is also very rugged.  It comes with a durable casing that can endure a wide range of environmental conditions. Furthermore, it is rated IP67.  This means it is dust proof, waterproof and is usable in a variety of outdoor and industrial environments.

Powerful and Reliable

Overall, the LORD Battery Powered Wireless Accelerometer G-LINK-200-R is an excellent choice for anyone who needs to collect high quality acceleration data in a portable and easy to use package. It is especially perfect for rollercoaster safety monitoring.  Finally, its wireless connectivity, high accuracy and rugged design make it ideal for a wide range of applications.  This includes anything from structural monitoring to machine diagnostics.  So if you’re looking for a powerful and reliable wireless accelerometer, the G-LINK-200-R is definitely worth considering.

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