I've been lurking around here for a while and thought I would take the plunge and contribute. I work for Stage Technologies as an automation engineer. We provide automation and rigging equipment to lots of companies and organizations at all levels of the entertainment spectrum. I'm more than happy to answer questions; however, there may be some questions I can't answer for reasons that are too silly to enumerate. That being said, if you have questions about the hows and whys of automation, fire away!