Dana Holding to supply driveshaft assemblies, motion systems for New York Wheel
Dana announced that it is providing driveshaft assemblies and gearboxes for the New York Wheel - which will be the world's tallest observation wheel. This attraction is currently under construction on the north shore of Staten Island in New York City and will stand 630 feet (192 meters) high when completed in early 2018. The New York Wheel features 36 pods that will each hold 40 people, taking visitors on a leisurely ride with a view of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline. Production automation company VDL Steelweld is manufacturing these capsules, and Dana is supplying driveshafts to support a leveling system that allows each pod to stay balanced as the wheel rotates. Dana is also supplying custom-made adaptors to convert the end of the shaft to fit the drive.