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Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by BillESC, Jun 11, 2009.
Now that's the way to pack truss.
portable. I suppose it's more of a light duty application. I would be afraid to hang a bunch of Mac 2k's on truss that folds.
The truss is up and the lights are hung... nobody move!
foot span has a center point load capacity of 195#. No, you're not going to hand a bunch of Mac's from it but you could probably fill it with LED pars.
truss in its trunk.
I'm having a bit of a brain crap but I think I remember # means kilograms if so a Mac 2k wash weighs 34 kg and therefore 4 lights on the piece of truss would be cake and if the necessary cable isn't real heavy you could even get a 5th light and still be under weight.
This also hinges on me being right when I assume that you're talking center point load you're doing so because that's the point that will cause the piece of truss to bend the most and the amount of the bend is what will eventually cause failure in the truss. Weight not in the center of the truss would cause the truss to bend less and therefore not be as detrimental to the integrity of the truss.
V-Truss - VTruss OPTI Trilite V-Truss is built on the foundation of the popular OPTI Trilite 100 series truss, but with the portability of many pop-ups and other graphic systems.
Not much more here.
hogsteak, (~0.45 kg). By comparison, for the company's Model 109-T10 truss, which I suspect is the closest non-V variety: a 10' length has a Max. UDL of 649# and a Max. Point load of 396#.
Industry-standard 12"x12" x 10' light-duty box truss (plated), has a Max. UDL of 4460# and a center point load of 2231. Tomcat - Light Duty Truss.
truss like this would be great for your mobile DJs though, I presume that's what the product is aimed at.
Bill, do they offer base plates?
All of the standard 109 accessories will interface with the V-Truss.
Is see lots of applications in theatre for a product like the V-Truss. Set construction is one. Flying soft goods is another off the top of my head.
I believe the primary target market is the trade show industry but I'm confident Imagineering will create quite a demand for a product such as this.
One other note: Rated loads for truss are at least listed at a factor of 3.
Care to elaborate, I'm sure that makes sense to someone that knows what you're talking about, but that doesn't really make sense to me.
Let's use chain as an example. If a chain is rated for 1000 pounds of load, a factor of three means the chain actually fails when a load of 3000 pounds is applied. The factor is different for catagories of equipment and can be as much as 10 to 1.
par can) work on rated loads, but moving loads actually require higher ratings. So, a 75 pound mover needs to be looked at as if it were a much larger static load. In other words, the 75 pound mover could exceed the design capacity of a truss rated at 100 pounds, even if the break point was 300 pounds!
Still, this product looks very interesting as long as all factors are kept in mind.
truss, in a small church hall, hotel ballroom etc. it has its place. After all there are many venues where moving lights and the truss required to fly them can't fit. The trick is knowing what works in each application and making it look like a $1 million.
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