Products : ShowQuip, Christchurch, New Zealand

By: Showquip  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Rigging

ShowQuip is a custom manufacturer as well as a fabricator of standard off-the-shelf products. Our company designs and builds to specification and offers fast quotations, drawings and quick turnaround build times. Our fabrication department is backed by welders with AS and BS standards to ensure consistent, high quality products.

Under the Health and Safety Standards Act of 1990, the responsibilities and risks associated with staging and rigging in New Zealand are best managed by specialists in the entertainment field. ShowQuip offers a consulting service with access to professional specialists on staff. The services are as extensive as they are varied.

ShowQuip are specialist manufacturers of modular aluminum truss/ground support systems and rigging towers which are used globally for film, entertainment, theatrical, exhibition and display applications.

A comprehensive range of sizing systems and formats are available to suit specific customers and project requirements. Selections are typically based on loading, free span and environment (indoor/outdoor, fixed/touring etc.) criteria.

An extensive array of transitions and accessories are available for all truss ranges providing a virtually infinite number of structural configurations. Custom lengths, boxed corners and curved sections can easily be produced to suit specific requirements.

Experienced personnel are available to design and consult in the following:

  • Temporary structures
  • Rigging and staging new venues
  • Working at height systems
  • Help developing your designs
  • Conceptual design and detail of special structures using 3D structural analysis
  • 3D CAD modeling, 2D working drawings and shop detailing

Keywords: Rigging

Other products and services from Showquip

06-Dec-2011

Rigging : ShowQuip, Christchurch, New Zealand

Truss, motors and rigging go hand in hand and, over the years, ShowQuip has built up a variety of products fabricated in-house to service this need. The traditional round style with single clip has been superseded with a small long deep style with two stainless steel dog-clip attachments. It dispenses with the traditional span set and makes for a cleaner more secure interface.


06-Dec-2011

Staging : ShowQuip, Christchurch, New Zealand

The ShowQuip deck is manufactured from a custom alloy extrusion that is lightweight for handling, and of high strength alloy specification welded together to form a light but very strong structural solution. Trans-Tex is a wood-based laminated panel made from strong, dense, premium quality Birch veneers overlaid with a hard-wearing phenol film overlay on both sides.


06-Dec-2011

Trussing : ShowQuip, Christchurch, New Zealand

ShowQuip produces an extensive range of custom and off-the-shelf modular trusses locally, the only active truss manufacturer in New Zealand. The scope of this equipment is typically underestimated as a basis to create large and impressive temporary structures quickly and safely. A truss as used in the entertainment sector is a modular, spatial lattice structure, predominantly made of welded aluminium tubes. Range of section sizes and profiles.


06-Dec-2011

Set Design and Build : ShowQuip, Christchurch, New Zealand

In conjunction with The Arena Management and other interested parties ShowQuip researched and designed a Mother Grid system of trusses to allow riggers to work safely to install production rigging typically required for the various staged productions that this venue wishes to attract.


06-Dec-2011

Services : ShowQuip, Christchurch, New Zealand

The services offered by ShowQuip continue to extend to meet the needs of our growing client base – essentially from initial concepts and design through to fabrication, installation and commissioning; backed up with maintenance options. We have commissioned and are about to launch a new service within ShowQuip for the management of your ShowQuip assets.


06-Dec-2011

Hoists : ShowQuip, Christchurch, New Zealand

Traditional entertainment hoists available have been governed by a 5:1 safety specification but with more and more dynamic loading required in the air, the European rigging industry looked at increasing the safety factor to 10:1. ShowQuip is very active in large installation projects of trussing and rigging and have been ready to meet the fast–changing demands on hosting equipment and the guidelines required for safety.