Our specialty is customized installation of all
types of track, counterweight, or motorized rigging systems. Our clients include
professional, community and school theaters; broadcast, video, and motion
picture production facilities; churches; touring companies, dance studios;
convention and retail facilities.
EVERY CLIENT IS IMPORTANT TO US.
offer a safety and preventive maintenance inspection to determine your exact
rigging and drapery repair needs. A written report on the condition of your
existing equipment and curtains will be submitted with a list of repairs and
stage lifts, motorized curtains, acoustical curtains, mechanical and special
effects, treadmills, fire curtains, counterweight sets, stage wagons, winch
sets, orchestra shells.
simplest (and one of the oldest) method of flying scenery is by using a series
of ropes. If the load is too heavy for one person to handle easily, a sandbag
can be added, to the free end of the lines as counter-balance. The lines run
from the batten to the grid, over the loft blocks, then to one side of stage
house where they pass over the head blocks, and then down to the pin rail where
they are tied off. This method is particularly useful for temporary lines or
smaller pieces of scenery.
us if you need new sandbags. We will make the size and weight bag you need.
the counterweight systems, the ropes of the rope line rigging have been replaced
by steel cables, which run from a pipe batten to the grid, over the loft blocks
to one side of the stage where they pass over the lead blocks and are fastened
off to an arbor. The cables are of such a length that when the batten can be
reached from the floor, the arbor is at the top of the stage house under grid.
Weights are loaded onto the arbor to counter-balance of the scenery on the
motorized rigging systems winches are used in place of the counterweight arbors
and weights, curtains and scenery are lifted or moved with the flip of the
switch. Any theatre, auditorium or studio can use this system. Sometimes a
combination of winches and counterweight system may be best.
will be happy to answer your questions about any of these systems and we will
help you decide which system is appropriate for you.
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