ASG designs and installs powered raise and lower gear as a ‘luxury’ alternative to manually operated winches. This can be used for flying scenery, lighting rigs, reefer curtains, bridges and even to assist in the deployment of safety curtains. The principals are very similar to that of a manual system expect that an electric hoist replaces weight cradles, winches and the need for manual effort, making for a far easier and smoother raise and lower system. This is especially useful in theatres where the system may be used to raise and lower scenery to transition between sets quickly and efficiently.
Similarly, these systems are also installed and used in schools where daily access, insurance, teaching and disability regulations are regular considerations. They may also be installed and used in leisure centres, turning sports halls into multi-purpose centres and venues for evening shows or potential conferences.
ASG uses individually designed pile-winding or helical-grooved drums to ensure that multiple cables travel equally and flying equipment remains level at all times. Chain hoists are a simpler alternative and ideal for single lines, portable use or to spread the load for heavier applications. ASG will design and install a bespoke system that meets your needs and requirements. For more information or to book a site visit, please contact us.