What are the characteristics of the structure and movement of the Ferris wheel?

The Ferris wheel is a typical observation car in large amusement facilities. Its main feature is that the passenger part rotates 360° around the horizontal axis. The passenger car is hung on the edge of the turntable. The turntable is supported by a column at high altitude and slowly rotates around the main shaft. The car on the edge of the turntable rotates slowly. Passengers get on and off the platform very conveniently and safely. The passenger car returned to the platform after rising to a high-altitude circle. It provides passengers with a unique space experience that circulates from the ground to the high altitude. This machine is suitable for all ages and is an iconic amusement project in amusement parks. The structure diagram is shown in Figure 1-13.

Ferris Wheel

1—turntable; 2—car; 3—drive mechanism; 4—platform; 5—lightning rod; 6—main shaft; 7—column; 8—operation control room Figure 1-13 Ferris wheel