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February, 2013

Stagecraft Industries announces the release of new Series 7 Company Switch.

With recent UL testing complete, Stagecraft Industries is proud to introduce the Series 7 Company Switch 3-phase power distribution panels.  The familiar black box from the Series 600 Company Switch has not changed, but the enclosure now houses a new Siemens adjustable electronic trip circuit breaker rated at 65k AIC.

The Series 7 line is available in four amperage levels: 60A, 100A, 250A, and 400A. Due to the new electronic breaker's adjustable trip characteristics these models can be factory set to custom amperage levels per the customer's requirements. For example, if a customer requires a 200A switch for their facility the 250A breaker can be factory set to the 200A level without changing any other portion of the switch.

The Series 7 Company Switch is still housed in a NEMA 3R enclosure standard making it suitable for indoor or outdoor installations. The enclosure can be fed from virtually any direction: top, side, or bottom as well.

In addition the Series 7 Company Switch has various options that can be provided.  Digital ammeters, custom labels, 240V single phase and 277/480V applications are all available.  If the unit is being mounted in an open area and additional connection protection is required, the Series 7 Connection Security Cover is the answer.  For added protection the Secure Cam Interlock System can be added. This system prevents current from flowing to the cams unless all connections are made.

Soon Stagecraft Industries will release another model of the Series 7 Company Switch. This smaller company switch will be available in 60A or 100A models and is supplied in a compact 24” x 24” enclosure with camlock connectors and may be produced with many of the options of Stagecraft’s standard size switches.  This smaller form is perfect for small studios, schools, churches or other venues that need only 60A or 100A of power or wherever wall space is at a premium.

Please refer to the Company Switch section of our website for more information including data sheets and more pictures.


 

February, 2013

Stagecraft Industries announces completion of TV5 Reliance Studios in Manila, Philippines

Stagecraft Industries, Inc. has completed the installation of rigging and dimming equipment at TV5 Reliance Studios in Manila, Philippines. Designed by Jeff Calderon of ILightTV, the studios called for an integrated rigging and dimming system. Working together with Strand Lighting Asia Stagecraft Industries provided an integrated package for TV5's three new television studios.

Two studios are equipped with Stagecraft Industries' DynaPods. These motorized pipe grids are designed to speed the maintenance and reconfiguring of studios by bringing the lighting fixtures to the floor. The integrated power and data cable management allow a variety of equipment to be installed on each DynaPod and travel the full range of motion without disconnecting any cabling. The DynaPods are controlled by Stagecraft Industries' APEX control system.


 

February, 2013

Stagecraft Industries places 3rd in Siemens TIA Application Award competition

Stagecraft Industries, Inc. has placed 3rd in the 2012 Siemens TIA Application Award competition. The contest was organized by Siemens to highlight the cutting edge applications that have been developed by their partners in the world of industrial controls. Stagecraft Industries has worked closely with Siemens to develop scalable and flexible control systems specifically designed for the entertainment industry while maintaining the reliability and support of the industrial world.


 

October, 2010

Stagecraft introduced three motor control systems at this year’s LDI in Las Vegas.

The Basis, Axis and Apex line of control systems made their debut to the attendees including consultants, end users and distributors. The attention they drew during the show and the inquiries since has been very positive and we are looking forward to a very successful future for these systems. They are an affordable means to control hoists, curtains machines and just about anything else that has a motor.

All of the control systems include industrial grade components and processors that can hold up to the rigors of the entertainment industry, while offering simple control layout for ease of use. Off the shelf components means parts will be available for the entire life of the system, all in compliance with NFPA 79.

The BASIS control can integrate a variety of motorized equipment into a single user inter-face. This control provides simple operation for fixed speed motorized products.

What can BASIS control?

  • Line-shaft hoists
  • Self climbing hoists
  • Counterweight assist motors
  • Motorized curtains
  • Variable acoustic banners
  • Projection screens/roll drops

Applications

  • Small to mid-sized Theaters
  • Concert Halls
  • Production Studios

Push Button Interface Standard Features

  • Individual controls for each motor
  • Custom engraved face plate
  • System power indicator
  • On-off key switch
  • Optional pendant controller

 

The AXIS control series can integrate a variety of motorized equipment into a single user interface. This series provides reliable and repeatable positioning for fixed or variable speed motorized products. Presets allow for changes from one configuration to another with the simple push of a button.

What can AXIS control?

  • Line-shaft hoists
  • Self climbing hoists
  • Counterweight assist motors
  • Motorized curtains
  • Variable acoustic banners
  • Projection screens/roll drops
  • Architectural lighting systems

Applications

  • Small to mid-sized Theaters
  • Concert Halls
  • Performing Arts Centers
  • Production Studios

Touchscreen Interface Standard Features

  • Control up to12 motors
  • Simultaneous motor movements (as recommended by engineer)
  • Individual position targeting available (with encoder)
  • Individual motor speed control available (with variable speed motor)
  • Screen layout configurable to maximize use of space and display maximum information
  • Up to 50 presets available
  • Imperial or metric measurements available
  • Drive fault, over-travel, and emergency stop indicators
  • On-off key switch

 

The APEX series integrates the control of various motorized pieces of equipment into a single user interface. This series of controller provides real-time system data to the user about all aspects of the hoists including speed, position, and status of the motor drive. This system also allows for the use of multiple interfaces and mobile touch screen panel. This system is compatible with both fixed and variable speed motorized products.

What can APEX control?

  • Line-shaft hoists
  • Self climbing hoists
  • Counterweight assist motors
  • Motorized curtains
  • Variable acoustic banners
  • Projection screens/roll drops
  • Architectural lighting systems

Applications

  • Large Theaters
  • Concert Halls
  • Performing Arts Centers
  • Large Production Studios

Features

  • Industrial grade components and processors that can hold up to the rigors of the entertainment industry
  • Off the shelf components means parts will be available for the entire life of the system
  • No limit to the number of motors that can be controlled
  • Up to 100 user named presets
  • Individual motor speed control and positioning
  • Simple control layout for ease of use
  • Extended user administration options to decide who can control what
  • On-off key switch
  • Optional wireless control
  • Complies with NFPA 79 and draft ESTA standards

Benefits

  • Simplify the control of your venue with one station
  • Get real-time feedback about the health of the system.

Please refer to the Products – Rigging section of our website for more information.