New range of ARRI lighting suspension solutions


Last Updated: September 9, 2011 10:34 pm GMT
(Amsterdam IBC, The Netherlands--September 9, 2011) ARRI has unveiled a new and vast range of suspension equipment for TV studios and theaters, incorporating pantographs, hoists and telescopes, as well as various rail systems, carriages and accessories. The range encompasses total digital solutions with intuitive control systems, new tools for large studios and entry-level equipment to bring innovation within the reach of small studios and tight budgets. Modularity, good design and safety are all fundamental characteristics of ARRI's new rigging products.

The new collection of suspension equipment is available as part of a bespoke service from ARRI Lighting Solutions, a division of ARRI's lighting business that specializes in project work, offering design, 3D visualization, consultancy, installation, training and after-sales backup to facilities, events and studios looking to improve their lighting setup. This comprehensive service is available for projects of any size, from simple, small-scale applications to complete turnkey lighting solutions.

Cable Pantographs
ARRI's cable pantographs are available in two product families: the manual pole-operated and the motorized. The ARRI spring pantograph is one of the most popular models, with all-aluminum construction to guarantee lifelong high performance. It is now available with an external friction mechanism and can handle loads of up to 30 kg.

Self-Climbing Hoists
The self-climbing hoists from ARRI incorporate a suspension pipe or rail, the relevant safety power outlet, and a worm-geared motor for raising and lowering the unit. To reduce the costs of site installation, each hoist is supplied with a pre-mounted rail to which the wire ropes, flip-flop power cable tray and electrical terminal box are already attached - a unique design that satisfies the latest trends in television production.

ARRI is pleased to introduce a brand new telescope that uses the latest brushless technology. Position control, soft start and stop, variable speed and load sensors are standard features, while remote status report will be available to control all of the telescope parameters. The new design allows configurations for any studio application, with special brackets or carriages for under or over grid mounting to any support structure available by request. The lower part of the telescope can be customized with modular socket panels for different configurations and a large digital display will be available to show the telescope numbers and load weight. With a maximum drop of up to 15 m, the telescope has a lifting capacity of up to 60 kg.

Power Cable Channel Track
A new cable channel track is also now available, combining the Type 80 rail with a power and sockets distribution system. This will allow a clean installation of power cables together with cable carriages for supplying pantographs, drop arms, or carriages. The new track is available in two-meter modular sections, with variable socket panel modules for power and data outputs.

All ARRI lighting suspension products comply with the most rigorous safety regulations and can be customized for any project requirement thanks to a wide range of adaptors and accessories.

ARRI booth: Hall 11, Stand # F21

About ARRI:
With headquarters located in Munich, Germany, Arnold and Richter Cine Technik (A&R) was founded in 1917 and is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of motion picture camera, digital intermediate (DI) and lighting equipment. The ARRI Group comprises a global network of subsidiaries, agents and representatives that covers all aspects of the film industry: design, engineering, production, equipment rental, turnkey lighting solutions, postproduction, film and sound laboratory services, and visual effects. Manufactured products include the groundbreaking ALEXA digital camera system, film cameras, professional camera accessories, cutting-edge LED lighting and DI solutions such as the ARRISCAN and archive tools. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has recognized ARRI technologies and continual innovation with 16 Scientific and Engineering Awards.

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