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J. R. Clancy to Highlight Complete Rigging Solutions at PLASA Rigging Conference

J. R. Clancy, Inc. will present its ability to provide complete rigging solutions at Stand #1-D6 at PLASA 2011, September. 11-14 at the Earls Court Conference Centre in London, UK.

Clancy will exhibit with its European partner, Hoist UK Limited. The products on display will range from basics like Clancy's Sure-Grip rope (that displays a wear indicator when it's time to replace it), to completely custom acoustical solutions, hoists and stage lifts. Attendees can examine the company's motorized hoist-the PowerLift-and view a series of videos of Clancy's other products for power flying. The videos feature PowerAssist hoists, used to motorize counterweights sets; and Titan, Clancy's largest standard zero-fleet hoist.

Attendees will have the opportunity to see video of one of Clancy's most extensive and distinguished projects: the award-winning chandelier at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas, Texas. An original work of astonishing scale, this 40' diameter construction features 318 individual, illuminated acrylic rods, hanging above the audience chamber. The support wires are Clancy's unique technology-a single lift line that combines DMX, power and support in one cable. The rods are flown by 44 custom-designed winches with up to eight lines per winch-one for each rod. Each rod can travel as much as 60 feet as it glides into position.

Clancy also will feature its work at Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University (PNU will soon be the world's largest women's university) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The theatre complex s comprised of a 2,500-seat performance hall, a 700-seat drama theatre and a black box theatre for lectures and small productions. The contractor sought a single, proven supplier that could manufacture the complete package of under- and over-stage rigging for all three venues. Clancy provided the package of hoists, lifts, controllers, and a fire safety curtain to complete the job to theatre consultant Schuler Shook's specifications.

Finally, Clancy will discuss its work at the new Abu Dhabi campus of Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates. The theatre on this new campus features a combination of 30 PowerLift hoists with 20 Clancy counterweight sets. Clancy's 3D motion control SceneControl 500 computer does double duty as the controller for the motorized hoists and for five stage lifts provided by Serapid, Inc.


(26 August 2011)

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