Visitors to the J. R. Clancy, Inc. booth (#1227) at LDI this week will see a special guest: an exciting motion control system offered by Niscon.
Niscon’s Raynok MK2 Motion Control System can be configured to control a virtually unlimited number of axes from a variety of manufacturers’ equipment, including J. R. Clancy’s PowerLift and custom hoists. Raynok simplifies the collaborative efforts of the creative and technical teams to create fluid scenic imagery—from the simplest chain hoist system to the most complex turning, pushing or pulling application. Dual processors with live backup, a solid state hard drive, and redundant power supplies provided added reliability and safety.
In addition to Raynok, J. R. Clancy will showcase its own Altus theatrical rigging controller, designed for mid-level backstage rigging systems with up to 48 hoists. Altus provides touch-screen programmable capabilities that allow users to create up to 200 cues with different speeds and targets for each hoist.
LDI attendees can also see PowerAssist, the Clancy hoist that turns manual counterweight rigging into motorized linesets. Now in use in dozens of schools and colleges as well as in professional theatres, PowerAssist takes the guesswork out of balancing manual rigging, making it easier and safer for people with limited experience to use these linesets.