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NORD drive technology for overhead machinery at theatres

The stage technicians from DTS2 in Groningen are specialised in the theatre automation, and in cooperation with NORD DRIVESYSTEMS they have modernised the stage technology of the Theater aan het Spui located in the centre of The Hague. The entire overhead machinery with all traverses, lighting bridges and pulling equipment had to be installed at a minimum space below the ceiling.

Bargteheide, 2020-09-14

The entire equipment was replaced with a new construction; the drive system was modernised and the electronics were brought up-to-date. The previous inflexible and rigid installation has become an extremely variable system. Three moving gantries, twelve scenery hoists as well as several chain hoists ensure maximum flexibility and enable scenery, curtains, decorations, stage elements, lighting, and sound equipment etc. to be moved to any point in the auditorium.

NORD drives for a great performance

About 40 drives from NORD DRIVESYSTEMS and over 20 years of experience in the field of stage technology ensure that everything can be moved. NORD drive solutions are compact, robust, dynamic and quiet, and provide a high level of safety. They are easy to use, install and maintain. NORD has supplied three different geared motor types for the Theater aan het Spui: two-stage NORDBLOC.1® helical in-line gear units with powers of 0.75 kW and two-stage parallel shaft gear units with 2.2 kW as well as 4 kW power ratings. Helical in-line gear units are used for all horizontal movements and parallel shaft gear units are used for vertical movements. The drive technology's main advantages are its compact and powerful design.

NORD drive technology has proven itself for years in numerous theatres around the globe. All drives meet the stringent safety requirements of DIN 56950 and DIN EN ISO 13849-1 /-2 as well as the German accident prevention regulations DGUV 17+18. If further requirements apply in particular countries, NORD plans the drive systems locally according to the applicable guidelines and safety standards.