ITEC Technologies provided all of the animation sub system controllers for the USF and USJ Jaws ride in Orlando and Osaka. This attraction has multiple full size sharks which utilize high pressure hydraulic fluid to control the movement of the figure. Because of the size of these figures, they are very powerful and required specialized control.
The animation control systems for these figures are comprised of animation playback equipment and industrial controllers. This configuration allows the animation controller to verify in real time the movement of each axes against the programed motion pattern. Performance deviations are detected and maintenance is notified of required maintenance. If the deviation is too great then that axe or the entire figure is disabled to prevent damage.