Hydraulic locking unit (HLU)

Attractions in adventure parks and events are popular with young and old. Especially the latest developments often go to the physical limits for man and material. Passenger safety must be guaranteed at all times and in all situations - without compromise. For decades leading manufacturers of amusement rides have relied on HAWE Micro Fluid's hydraulic locking units and have thus gained the trust of numerous operators of amusement parks and rides. 

The heart of the system is the hydraulic locking unit (HLU) developed by HAWE especially for amusement rides and flying constructions. The unit is available in the sizes LE25, LE32 and LE-X.

You can learn more about the detailed functionality and sizes of our hydraulic locking units HLU also on our application page or in our brochure.

In VR rides, 4D cinemas and simulators, the movement experience is combined with a virtual experience. Often invisibly integrated into the respective seat construction, personal restraint systems ensure the necessary safety of passengers, regardless of their position. Our whitepaper deals with the requirements for the respective restraint systems for VR rides. It also shows which standards hydraulic locking units from HAWE have set for this application.
 

Whitepaper: "Technical and safety requirements for restraint systems for VR rides"

What makes HAWE's HLU so special?

    

With the hydraulic locking unit HLU, specially developed for amusement rides and flying structures, HAWE has succeeded in fully meeting the following requirements for a restraint system.

Passenger safety:

  • Silent bar adjustment and infinitely variable bar-adjustment
  • Manual opening of the restraining brackets in an emergency
  • Comfort: restraining bracket serves as a boarding and alighting aid (depends on model)

Comfort for the operator:

  • TÜV Süd homologation: Simplified acceptance process (click here for more information)
  • Safety without compromises: Only one unit, no attachments, low-maintenance, manual emergency operation
  • Tested maximum reliability: Validated for 5 million loads (over the product life cycle)
  • Quick opening and closing of the locking device

Advantages for the manufacturer:

  • Tested standards: ISO 17842-01, DIN EN 13814, ASTM 2291
  • Plug & Play: Simple installation - the unit is filled with oil, tested and immediately ready to use
  • Highest quality standards: ISO 9001 certified plant, end-of-line and burn-in testings

Additional Services:

  • Extensive Documentation, accessories and spare parts available
  • New replacement units are available within a few days. Repairs on old HLU systems are generally not offered by HAWE as a contamination risk and thus a risk of failure cannot be reliably excluded.

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VR-Rides

Virtual reality is booming in amusement parks. Completely new, digitally programmable worlds of experience open up to the passengers at the moment when the ride is complemented by VR glasses. The whitepaper "Technical and safety requirements for restraint systems for VR rides" describes the use of hydraulic locking units for VR rides.

Roller coasters

It is hard to imagine roller coasters without passenger restraint systems. HAWE's HLU´s are customer-specific, the probability of failure is less than one billion operating hours each and the units are low-maintenance and have a service life of 7 years.