The Oasis of the Seas has a host of features new to the cruising world with twin height loft cabins, the Board Walk full of attractions, the Royal Promenade with a wide variety of shops and restaurants, Central Park with living grass and trees and a moving bar!
SERAPID worked with the UK architect, W S Atkins to develop the concept for the vertical movement of the Rising Tide Bar. The bar weighs nearly forty tons, and moves 35 feet between the Royal Promenade and the Central Park decks. This unique feature is only possible with SERAPID's LinkLift technology.
The bar is lifted and lowered using four LinkLift lifting columns, each carrying ten tons of dynamic and static load travelling in guide tubes to allow for the extended travel distances. The guide tubes are structural containing the conventional lift guides and SERAPID chain guides. They are capable of carrying the imposed loads of the bar subjected to the motion of the sea.
The biggest design challenge is the constraints of resolving the loads back into the structure of the ship while fitting the drive equipment without encroaching upon space, and SERAPID responded by designing a custom magazine with coiled storage and are stored in the intermediate spaces between decks.
SERAPID is a leader in stage, orchestra and piano lifts. Their LinkLift Columns are installed in theaters, show venues and concert halls all over the world.