Every stage is unique. That is why each component must not only be effective, durable, and efficient, but also fit together perfectly. Theatre and stage construction presents special technical challenges, including moving heavy loads (trusses, stage lighting, stage sets, or entire stage platforms) safely and reliably. Technical equipment must not interfere optically or acoustically with the performance. We offer energy supply systems, highly flexible cables, and bearing technology that meet these exact requirements. Our e-chains are lightweight, quiet, low-vibration, and suitable for confined spaces and extremely heavy loads. They are also robust, even at high speeds and accelerations. Because igus provides modular systems and a wide range of components, customised applications can be implemented quickly and easily.
Energy supply systems for lighting systems, PA speaker systems and trusses.
Safe, reliable energy supply to stage platforms, rotary stages, etc.
Maintenance-free bearing technology and quiet e-chains for stage lighting
For linear movements of cable drums on flybars or point hoists
When special technical concepts are required in theatres, at the opera, or on cruise ships, Waagner-Biro Stage Systems GmbH is not far away. The stage technology specialist has been developing various innovative technical systems for more than 150 years – all for the big show. For safe cable guidance, the designers use our smoothly operating energy chain systems.
Smooth running, low vibration and high wear resistance are important criteria for the individual components of studio equipment. Camerobot Systems GmbH, a German company, uses E6 series energy chains to guide robotic systems in news and television studios.
Stage platforms are used in theatres and concert halls all over the world. There is little room under the stage to safely guide data and power cables. The igus solution consists of zig-zag e-chains extended and retracted in slim, space-saving metal containers.
Ten e-spool systems have been installed on mobile gallery fly walks in the Cultural and Congress Center in Toruń. They provide the necessary flexibility for any given space.
Like every industry, stage technology also has its own requirements regarding machine parts and materials. In this white paper, we would like to give you 6 tips for selecting and designing vertical energy supply systems for stage technology
The very compact igus twisterband allows rotations to be achieved affordably with low wear and little maintenance, in confined spaces, with energy, data, air, and fluids supplied reliably.
All products are tested for wear and durability under real-life conditions in the igus test laboratory, the largest in the industry. The results are entered into our service life calculation tools for precise durability predictions.
Upon request, igus carries out customer tests to check product use under completely tailored conditions.
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Lubrication-free modular linear guides for camera carriages