Suspending and moving theatrical lighting, scenery, orchestra shells, and curtains overhead is the nature of today’s stage productions. Rather than your staff having to risk climbing ladders to install equipment on dead-hung pipes – new motorized hoists now make it easier to ‘set your stage.’ Old counterweight lifting systems present hazards that can be life-threatening. Manual rigging requires human effort and strength to move, slow down, or stop a line set so that it stays in place, doesn’t smack the floor, crash into scenery, or knock someone down. Non-motorized systems are only as good as the physical strength and experience level of the crew. It is all too easy to overload a rig, leaving dangerous – even deadly – weights suspended unchecked overhead. Automated Rigging is the solution.