Disney Magic & Siemens Automation Combine to Create Speed & Smiles

Disney Ride uses SiemensA peak behind the scenes of the Radiator Springs Racers Ride

Disney’s Radiator Springs Racers ride uses Siemens Simatic S7 319F failsafe controller and Sinamics G120 variable-frequency drives (VFDs) on the actual cars and Scalence W wireless access points.

Disney adopted a Siemens design with a two-piece setup for the power and control of the cars. Under the car’s hood a programmable logic controller (PLC) sits on top of the VFD, which controls the motor and provides the power. The PLC communicates to ride control via the Universal Serial Interface (USS) protocol and analog signals to the VFD.

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