Toronto Demo Day on July 8th
30 Jun, 2017
Automation specialist Kinesys is staging its first product awareness demonstration in Canada - on July 8th for one day only – to make people aware that Kinesys products have ‘officially landed’ in Canada and are available for immediate rental from Drifter Rigging.
The Demo Day is a collaboration between David Bond, who runs Kinesys’ US operation and Mark “Drifter” Desloges from Drifter Rigging, a new rental operation recently established in Toronto, with a selection of Kinesys kit. It will be held in a warehouse facility at 100 Carson St. Unit A Etobicoke, Toronto, M8W 3R9.
The objectives of the day include introducing people to Kinesys as a brand and highlighting the range of intelligent rigging and automation solutions available generally with particular attention to the newest ground-breaking Kinesys technologies available, the Apex system.
The Apex system is a leading-edge product line that incorporates the best of Kinesys’ extensive experience producing variable speed chain hoists to create a range of safe, reliable and rock-solid hoists and controllers designed to maximise creativity for shows, stage and environment designers and operators in all fields of entertainment.
The system was launched at Prolight+Sound Frankfurt this year with a new hoist controller and two new chain hoists, built to Kinesys’ exact specifications.
There will be a ‘live’ demo of the Apex system in action, where attendees will be able to get close up and technical with it while David and Mark will be on hand to answer all queries.
Drifter Rigging’s own new Elevation 1+ / Libra load cell system is out working on the Calgary Stampede grandstand show, but literature and information on the complete Kinesys line will be available at the demo.
It’s hoped that the Demo Day will attract lighting designers, production managers, production companies and anyone else potentially interested in the brand and its capabilities.
Drifter Rigging approached Kinesys looking for an automated rigging product line on which to base a new business venture.
Mark’s driving concept was to offer the Canadian market access to the most widely used automation products for mid to higher range productions and he wanted compatibility to other international vendors’ systems as well as sub-hire options.
His requirements also demanded that load cells, trolleys, fixed-speed intelligent hoists and other elements could be added seamlessly to the same control platform in the future.
The first purchase was of Elevation 1+ variable speed chain hoists combined with Kinesys’ Libra load cells for additional safety monitoring. The same Elevation system can also run trolleys, rotators and more. His decision immediately started to pay off as his equipment was working … before he even had a chance to make it available for this demonstration event!!
Says David Bond, “We’re proud to have Drifter Rigging as our first and only Canadian customer, offering Kinesys products for rental and show services. High production values are in demand in Canada, safety concerns are paramount and creative drive is consistent and constant. This interest in programmable chain hoist control, integrated load cells and other movement elements is a very positive sign. This is the start of a new chapter in automation for Canadian productions”.
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