Developing ride control systems and machine controls for a broad range of amusement park / theme park customers.

AMtec's manufacturing and engineering solutions are trusted by companies across the theme park / amusement park industry.  In fact, Ride Control Systems (RCS) are one of our earliest lines of business.  We also provide custom Show Control Systems (SCS). Now, with 40 years of continuous operation and experience, we have produced products for a wide range of highly-demanding industry customers.

AMtec provides New Ride Control Systems, working with customers to provide operating features consistent with their existing rides.  We can also work with you to Retrofit Existing Systems, to evaluate and upgrade old or non-existent PLC and drive systems with the latest technologies.

We have worked closely with Swiss, German, American, and Japanese manufacturers. This has allowed us to develop safe, reliable, user-friendly Ride Control Systems that utilize the best ideas and latest technologies. Since we build and test the control panels in our own UL508A facility, we are able to maintain high quality and consistency.

AMtec uses state-of-the-art design, tools, and manufacturing processes to produce products of unrivaled quality and exceptional workmanship, at competitive pricing, and with unmatched lead times.

Ride Control System Types

  • Dark Rides
  • Motion Bases
  • Steel Coasters
  • Wooden Coasters
  • Spillwater Rides
  • Log Rides
  • Rapid River Rides
  • Tower Rides
  • Bumper Cars

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Electric Power

  • Full-voltage motor starters
  • Safety VFDs
  • Servo Systems

Pneumatic Power

  • Valves
  • Cylinders

Hydraulic Power

  • HPUs
  • Cylinders


Control System Types

  • Motion Controls (Electric and Hydraulic Servo Systems)
  • Safety Controls (Functional Safety)
  • Sequenced Controls
  • Motor Controls (VFD, Starters)


Controls Architecture Design Examples

  • Safety PLCs
  • Safety / Standard Remote io
  • Deterministic Control Networks design
  • HMI Visualization and Operations
  • SCADA Systems (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition)
  • Cabling Systems
  • Conduit Systems
  • Power Distribution
  • Power controls
  • Report Generation
  • Batch Processing (S88)
  • Remote Access
  • Low-Level Control Algorithms


Documentation & Analysis Examples

  • Hazard Analysis
  • Failure Modes & Effects Analysis
  • Electrical Schematics
  • Single-Line Diagrams
  • Cable Schedules
  • Conduits Schedules
  • Theory of Operations
  • Operations & Maintenance Manuals
  • Alarms Listings
  • FAT (Factory Acceptance Testing)
  • SAT (Site Acceptance Testing)



  • UL508a
  • ASTM F2291
  • ISO 13849
  • EN 13814
  • IEC 60204
  • IEC 62061
  • ISO 12100
  • ISO 13850


  • CSE – Professional Control Systems Engineering
  • FSE – Functional Safety Engineer (TÜV Rheinland)



  • Turnkey Controls Design
  • PLC Programming
  • HMI Programming
  • FAT (Factory Acceptance Testing)
  • SAT (Site Acceptance Testing)
  • Onsite Commissioning
  • DOSH PE Review


Industry Partner

Longtime industry partner Deterministic Systems, Inc routinely works with AMtec Industries on control systems projects in the Amusement Park industry and beyond. Learn more about DSi here.

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Highlighted Projects

AMtec has developed control panels and power control solutions as part of major theme park attractions nationally: Busch Gardens, Universal Studios, Knott's Berry Farm, Walt Disney Inc, Fiesta Texas, MGM Grand, LaRonde, Kings Island, Kings Dominion, Playland, Reino Aventura, Seaworld, Great America, Worlds of Fun, Darion Lake, and the Stratosphere Tower.   Mouse over and/or click on the images below for a short tour.