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Innovative braking system for ziplines

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Funding from Vinnova SEK 500 000
Project duration May 2016 - March 2018
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

Research and development project of a new braking system for rides that is safe, reliable and can withstand outdoor weather. We have developed an innovative system that is a fixed installation, and gives the rider a progressive and safe brake. The set targets for the project are fullfilled.

Expected results and effects

The leisure industry is a growing business globally, there are many rides in various parts of the world, the majority without a safe braking system. The product we have developed can withstand outdoor weather, is innovative and applies a safe progressive braking for the rider. Our expectations is that our brake system will be sold on a growing global market.

Planned approach and implementation

We have followed the set project plan: -optimise the various components in the system, -engineering of the components, -identify suppliers and manufacture the first prototype, -function test of the prototype, -analyze the test results, make applicable adjustments, change drawings, -manufacture a second prototype, -document the product and prepare the patent.

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 3 April 2019

Reference number 2016-01219

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