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CHRONOLOGY OF MAURER RIDES
1964 Anton Schwarzkopf build its first steel roller coaster. More than a 100 more of them follow.
1986 BHS continues the business of Anton Schwarzkopf.
1987 Lisebergbanan: the first one to be equipped with elastomer bearings to reduce noise.
1989 Olympia Looping: the only transportable 5x looping track worldwide.
1993 Maurer Söhne takes over the “Amusement Rides” section of BHS.
1994 First Wild Mouse: Around 20 further rides of the same design up until today.
1996 Venus, Space World/Japan: The last looping ride built to the Schwarzkopf/BHS system.
1998 Power Tower: The tallest transportable freefall tower. Five built.
1999 World’s first TÜV-certified freely rotating Spinning Coaster.
2000 The BHS premises in Peißenberg are given up and roller coaster production is transferred to the Maurer
Söhne main factory in Munich.
2001 Winjas, Phantasialand: The first coaster worldwide with tricktracks.
2002 First use of the roller coaster design software Maurer XTRAC™.
2003 First production of rails in the Maurer XCAT™ system.
2003 X-Car: First roller coaster car worldwide for lifting forces without shoulder restraints.
2004 First SkyLoop: Highest inversion worldwide and first inversion lift.
2005 IAAPA Impact Award and IAAPA Best Product Award for the X-Car.
2005 G-Force, Drayton Manor: World’s first looping lift.
2006 130 years of Maurer Söhne.
2006 Formule X, Drievliet: World’s first LSM launch coaster with energy storage.
2007 Salama, Linnanmäki: 20th Spinning Coaster order.
2008 Hollywood, Rip, Ride, Rockit, Universal Studios: Construction of a high-tech megacoaster with the highest
vertical lift worldwide.
that has the freedom of possibly good or bad results calculation of roller coaster layouts. It has been in use at
regardless of any economic benefits. In order to make a Maurer since 2002 and is being further developed all the
contribution of this kind, Maurer Söhne has donated a time.
million dollars to the non-profit “Maurer Söhne Foundation”. As opposed to simpler calculation methods that reduce
The “Maurer Söhne Foundation” promotes basic research the car to a single mass point, XTRAC™ always calculates
into technical dynamics. This is aimed at projects in areas the complete car module, including occupants. Thus, the
such as the construction of transport routes, protection exact dynamic forces acting on any desired point of the car
against earthquakes, and preventing accidents in the various can be determined at any time. The degree of precision and
forms of transport. Among other things, technical regulations realism that can be achieved as a result far exceeds the
that have up to now been based on experience are to be put possibilities offered by other methods. The data is passed on
on a scientific basis. Regarding the construction of roller to the statics calculation and design tools, which calculate
coasters, the relevant topics here are acceleration limits and the tracks and columns in a partially automated way.
safety devices, for example. The information then goes on to manufacturing without an
interface to the Maurer XCAT™ process (“eXtended
THE PERFECT TRACK Computer Aided Track manufacturing”). Each separate track
MAURER XTRAC™ AND XCAT™ is thus measured exactly according to the coordinates
The tracks are the heart of every roller coaster. For that specified by XTRAC™. A permanent comparison between
reason, Maurer constantly works on optimizing the the input data and the actual data ensures especially high
development and manufacture of the track system. The basis production quality. XTRAC™ and XCAT™ are being
for this is Maurer XTRAC™. “eXtended Track Construction improved continually, with the aim of achieving the maximum
Software” – that is the full name – is a unique development amount of automation from the designing phase to the
environment for the design and complete dynamic delivery of the finished tracks and columns.
MAURER RIDES VI
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