Behind the scenes with SSE
Lifting, control and rigging specialist Lift-Turn-Move (LTM) supplied LoadGuard® hoists to SSE Audio which were used for The Corrs tour. Four of the LTM team were invited by SSE Audio’s Russell Holt to watch the load in at Liverpool Echo Arena. This was the first time behind the scenes for some of the team to see their gear in action. It has proved a very valuable experience, improving their understanding and product knowledge. The attendees from LTM comprised of Clare Sheppard from Sales, Alison Marshall from Marketing and Jack Triggs from the Workshop. Jack Triggs stated “Today has been extremely beneficial, I am based in the workshop building the hoists I have never had the opportunity to see what the hoists were used for in a concert, it gave me a great overview of how the hoists are used”.
The LTM team enjoyed watching the rigging by SSE Audio’s Perttu Korteniemi, Pete Hughes and Brandon Reece who used 8 of the LG16’s, 4 of the LG10’s and 2 of the LG Minis to hang their L-acoustics system comprising of two K1 hangs (LG16), two K2 hangs (LG16), and two K sub hangs (LG10). The LoadGuard minis were used as cable picks. SSE’s Russell Holt stated “We are really happy with the hoists, they are extremely quiet and allow quick load in, we especially liked the LoadGuard mini it as it is so light weight. We have worked closely with LTM to develop the hoists to best suit a touring environment”
The LoadGuard Hoist has really taken off in the production world since it’s introduction in 2009, originally seen as a fantastic hoist for venue installs and seen in venues all over the world such as Glasgow Emirates Arena and Velodrome, The ACC Liverpool Arena and The World Trade Centre, Dubai. The reputation of the hoist has grown and customers are now realising the full benefits of the LoadGuard Hoist as a rigging Hoist for touring use, SSE being one of the first to take the hoists out in a touring capacity. Options include Weatherproofing.
LTM also specialise in Motor control. They have a great range of rack mounted G-Pro Controllers which are perfect for touring with ,many safety features.
Anyone interested in our new product range is encouraged to contact the sales team for more information.