Sunkid in water parks: more than just transporting tubes

With more than 3,500 installations of its Moving Carpet worldwide, Sunkid is also a reliable and experienced partner for the water park industry. With its well-known chain technology and two types of conveyor belts with endless belt technology, Sunkid offers the optimal transport solution for tubes, boats, canoes and even people without vehicles.

Blue Eye makes raft return conveyor more versatile

This conveyor is used where tires of any size need to be returned from the landing basin to the start of the slide tower.

For particularly steep inclines of up to about 50%, Sunkid has a unique solution in its innovative Blue Eye surface. The Blue-Eye conveyor belt, with its specially shaped, soft slats made of a special rubber compound, provides perfect support for the tubes; while the water remains in the pool.

Vertical raft return conveyor for tire handling

To overcome large inclines of up to 90 °, Sunkid offers the space-saving solution of a vertical conveyor. This is fed by a belt conveyor in the lower section. The feeding of the tubes is sequenced and coordinated with the vertical conveyor. As with all conveyor belts in water parks, demand-controlled transport takes place: If the tube is not removed at the slide tower, the transport is interrupted and restarted only when there is sufficient space in the removal area.

Access systems and graphic interfaces

Sunkid's ability to design and build internal controls makes it possible to customize systems to meet specific customer needs.

At e.g. ENNI outdoor pool (Moers / GER), Sunkid provided not only the conveyor system for tubes, but also the people guidance and access system. The turnstile at the beginning of the slide is automatically released when the previous user has left the exit area at the bottom through a subsequent turnstile. In addition, Sunkid supplied all the electrical control system (PLC) developed in-house, including: control cabinet with graphical user interface (GUI), traffic lights, cameras and a screen for monitoring the activity.

Photo credits:Sunkid & Heike Cervellera