SR Scales by SR Instruments Selected by Darien Lake Theme Park Resort for Enhanced Waterpark Ride Safety

TONAWANDA, N.Y., Sept. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SR® Instruments, a leading manufacturer of customized, purpose-built scales for healthcare, veterinary, zoological, aquarium, and waterpark applications, today announced that Darien Lake Theme Park Resort has installed its SR Scales® for their new high thrill waterpark ride called “Brain Drain.”

The Brain Drain features two 70-feet tall water slides, each at 333 feet in length, and uses a SkyBOX™ launch system that releases riders from the top of the slide for a high speed drop. Management at the theme park determined a scale would be an additional safety feature for the new water slide. Most waterpark attractions have established procedures for ride requirements, and weight is now becoming an important safety factor as it directly relates to speed and centrifugal forces on the rides.

"SR Scales are installed at waterparks from Maine to California. As new attractions are delivered, ride manufacturers more frequently require adherence to both height and weight standards for optimal rider safety and comfort," said Sam Baker, global director of sales at SR Instruments.

"Safety is our top priority at Darien Lake and our new SR Scales provide one more way to ensure customer ride satisfaction,” said Amber Ciesiulka, public relations manager at Darien Lake Theme Park Resort. "The new built-in platform scales are located at the base and top of the ride and operate using a red light, green light ‘go’ or ‘no-go’ approach. This provides an easy way to be in compliance with safety requirements while helping lines move more quickly for maximum user participation and enjoyment."

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SR Instruments is a manufacturer of purpose-built scales as well as OEM and ODM solutions that address critical weighing and data management requirements across a wide range of specialized commercial applications. The company’s flagship product line, SR Scales, provides highly-accurate weighing devices for applications in healthcare, veterinary, zoological, and waterparks. The company’s innovative design capabilities provide leading-edge solutions for efficiently gathering and managing weight data for end users to make better decisions. The company manages the complete process of customizing scales; from prototyping, development, and manufacturing, to warranty and after sales service. Headquartered in the greater Buffalo, NY region, SR Instruments designs and manufactures SR Scales in the USA.


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