SERAPID, a supplier of stage lifts, orchestra pit lifts and scenery wagon transfer systems for the entertainment industry, will showcase their award-winning products at PLASA 2009 in London September 13-16 at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre.
SERAPID's LinkLift and horizontal motion systems provide simple solutions to many of the common challenges associated with stage engineering. The simple design helps keep the systems safe for on-stage performers. At the heart of all SERAPID products is the Rigid Chain - a chain capable of pushing, pulling and lifting with the strength of a steel column.
The LinkLift, which was recently seen during the 2008 Olympic Opening Ceremonies in Beijing, accommodates high trim lifting applications quietly, smoothly and safely. The square links work like building blocks to form a tower stack. The shape and locking technique of the links allow it to be capable of extra-high rigidity and strength. The LinkLift is capable of lifting loads from one to ten tons! It is also able to absorb tensile forces, such as those found through the seismic vibrations or the wave motions on a cruise ship.
SERAPID's horizontal motion systems feature high transfer speeds and extremely low noise levels. Their silent chain technology, which incorporates highly sound-proof materials for the chain rollers and guides, allows the stage wagons to glide along at a whisper. This same technology lets the wagon cross tracks and move on multiple levels. It can move up to 200 feet per minute and up to 77,000 pounds per chain!
For more information about SERAPID, visit their web site at www.serapid.com.
ANN MARIE FORTUNATE,