UNIVERSAL E LAUNCHER
Skyline Ziplines Ltd
Machined & Anodized
3D Printing & Prototyping
Skyline has always been trying to push the zipline industry forward, whether that be in terms of safety, innovation, or just building cool stuff. The Universal E-Launcher falls into all three of those categories.
The primary motivation for an electronic release device for zipline trolleys is safety. This product, coupled with an electronic PLC-driven system, can only be activated when the all safety checks and sensors have been verified.
On the innovation side, this is the first electronic launching device that works with nearly all small-scale zipline trolleys. A cool side effect of this creation is that it can be used on systems that have multiple parallel lines to launch multiple guests all at the same time so that they can challenge each other to a race to the bottom!
Once the model is perfect, we move towards prototyping and manufacturing. The Rocket trolley is actually made up of 17 CNC-machined components alone and the body is assembled using 60 solid rivets creating a unit that is stronger and more reliable than a welded construction.
The Trolley has been completely 3D modelled down to every nut, bolt, and bearing. This allows us to ensure fitment of assemblies before moving forward with manufacturing.
Once all of the components are machined and assembled, the trolleys are sent out to get anodized in Skyline's signature red colour.
Once they return, it is time for finishing touches. This means putting them back into the mill to get engraved or in the laser to have them etched.