Lift Turn Move at ABTT Theatre Show 2012
Friday June 08, 2012
UK – Following a busy first half of the year, Lift Turn Move are looking forward to their 6th ABTT Theatre Show at this year’s new venue, The Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, London. The show has been a highlight of the year for the company since it was founded in 2004 and this year is set to be no different.
Over the last few years, LTM have seen a steady increase in the number of enquiries coming from theatres, venues and other fixed-installation projects, making ABTT an important avenue for meeting new and old contacts alike. Originally focused on the touring market, the company has seen a shift towards the fixed installation market of late, this increase, initially credited to the launch of their flagship hoist, The LoadGuard, is showing no decline despite the economic downturn. The LoadGuard is popular in theatres and venues where the rig needs to be heavy duty but discreet. The hoists are smaller and lighter than similarly spec'd hoists on the market and (crucially) they run extremely quietly which as Dan Holme, Project Manager for the LTM Entertainment Division, points out: “is an important factor when you're inside an art gallery or watching a piece of theatre – the last thing you want is for the audience to hear the hoists running in the background!”
The LoadGuard, however, is not the only trick up LTM's sleeve when it comes to lifting technology. The company signed a sales and distribution deal with XLNT Advanced Technologies back in January. This deal saw LTM become the UK and Ireland dealer for CyberMotion, the world’s first dedicated mobile stage automation system, and the DS8 Solid State motor controllers for standard chain hoists. Talking about the upcoming show, Holme says “It's the first exhibition we've attended since becoming the Cybermotion dealer, so it's a pretty exciting show for us.”
Holme continues: “The system offers a complete solution for all axes of motion control. Which is of great benefit to the UK market as the system offers plug-and-play capability without the need to customise standard products to fit with other elements of the system. Besides being the first mobile motion control system certified to SIL3, CyberMotion is also certified to BGVC-1, which is increasingly demanded in the UK and Ireland.
In fact the response to the new range has been incredibly positive, LTM have already placed systems within two major UK rental companies and have more sales in the pipeline, seemingly proving that the Wirral firm's instincts were correct: this system is ideally suited for their key markets; namely touring productions, one off events and theatres.
Anyone interested in the LoadGuard or CyberMotion range, can see LTM at the ABTT Theatre Show 2012.