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Hoist UK to Open New Facilities

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

In an unprecedented and in what some might feel a daring move, Hoist UK has decided not to exhibit at any of the national or international trade shows this year. Instead they have decided to open a demonstration room and teaching facility at their new premises on the Wirral.

“We feel that our clients deserve to be given the time to thoroughly understand our products and services” says Tony Dickson, Director of Hoist UK. “This new facility will allow a lot more one to one time to be spent with our clients than we could ever get at trade shows, and let them get a working knowledge and understanding of our products and our team so that they can be confident in what they are specifying or buying” he adds.

The demonstration room will house the full range of HUK products, as well as products from our partners JR Clancy, Niscon Inc. and Verlinde, all of which will be installed and fully functional including some motion control products and a 3d flying rig.

The Hoist UK technical team will be on hand to talk through the operation and benefits of the equipment whereby the visitors will have the time to acquire all the information and if they are so disposed get the full “hands on” experience of the equipment.

In addition to the demonstration room, Hoist UK will offer full technical training packages in the lecture room on hoists, winches, control and a full range of truss and lifting equipment. The training courses are aimed at technicians, users and equipment specifiers alike and will provide a good overall knowledge of theoretical and practical disciplines.

Fellow Director Paul Jordan says “We are very excited about this move, we hope that our open approach to training in the form of motor, control and truss schools and having fully functional equipment readily available will allow people to fully understand what can be done, what is available and how lifting operations can be completed safely and economically”.

Although all visits will have to be scheduled through Louise Dickson, Hoist UK will offer a virtually open invitation to the training and demonstration rooms to all their industry colleagues when the facility opens in March 2012, they hope that everyone will feel welcome, hardened industry professionals, people new to the industry and students alike. “Obviously there will be times when there are formal training sessions being held but we hope to see as many people as possible, just let us have some notice before coming so we can get the tea and biscuits in” says Louise.

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Niscon to provide Concerto system to Avalon Nightclub Group

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

Niscon Inc. returns to the nightclub scene and Singapore with an installation of Concerto VSL500 variable speed chain hoists at Avalon Nightclub Singapore.

The Installation will feature 18 VSL500’s, 6 Stagemaker Configuration C hoists, 1 Raynok CH-800, a SIL3 Safety System and a Raynok MK2 Console at the helm.

The Avalon Nighclub will be housed in the Crystal Pavilion at the Marina Bay Sands hotel and casino on the bay in Singapore. The club features a spectacular view of the bay and the Esplanade Theatres

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Hoist UK at “The City of Dreams” in Macau

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Hoist UK have supplied the Franco Dragone Entertainment Group with standard and custom manufactured products for the world’s newest most spectacular extravaganza “The House of Dancing Water” at The City of Dreams, Macau.

More than $250million was invested in the production of this show, which is performed in a purpose built 270 degree “in the round” theatre surrounding the world’s largest commercial pool, which is over 48.7 metres in diameter and 8 metres deep holding more than 3.7 million gallons of water and larger than five Olympic sized swimming pools.

For this production, Hoist UK provided a motor and control system package with thirty eight Stagemaker electric chain hoists each fitted with a secondary brakes and encoders. The hoists were controlled by a “Raynok” motion control system from Niscon Inc, using their fixed speed programmable CH800 controllers linked together with a main / backup computer housed in one of the CH800 flight cases.

Hoist UK also provided two motorised performer platforms on different grid levels of the theatre to allow the performers to be tracked out into the void above the main stage / pool, so they can be connected to winches and access scenic elements, such as the Human Chandelier, so they can be lowered in on cue.

The design of the tracking system was particularly out of the ordinary as the platforms had to be certified for man riding and each of the platforms measured 5.7 metres by 4.3 metres and had to track out at a height of 36 metres above the pool with up to twenty performers on board. The platforms each ran in 30 metres of longitudinal tracking beam manufactured from a lightweight aluminium alloy with longitudinal motion provided by two variable speed electric trolley units for a smooth and quiet operation.

As well as the programmable hoist system and performer tracking platforms Hoist UK designed and manufactured three curved aluminium trusses, each one more than 40 metres in linear length and just under 60 metres in diameter. The three trusses were powder coated black, dead hung from the grid and fitted with motorised curtain track systems to obscure the quadrant of the theatre containing the rear stage areas.

Stage lifting firms set for PLASA

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Entertainment riggers JR Clancy and Hoist UK will showcase a new partnership at next month’s PLASA show, which takes place at London’s Earls Court from 12-15 September.

The distribution and partnership agreement is designed to offer clients a complete project solution. Hoist UK aims to integrate products from each partner’s field and equipment range through a single dealer source, thus reducing the time and money spent by organisations on managing multiple suppliers.

Tony Dickson, co-founder of Hoist UK, which is a distributor for the complete range of Verlinde industrial and entertainment lifting equipment, said: “The Best of All Worlds partnership offered by Hoist UK gives customers the opportunity to find products from industry brand leaders that are seamlessly designed, conceived, manufactured and delivered with one call.”

Hoists and lifting equipment firm Verlinde SA and motion control systems supplier Niscon Inc. complete the “Best of All Worlds” partnership.

PLASA visitors will get to see JR Clancy’s popular PowerLift automated hoist that has been installed in theatres and concert halls across Europe and America.

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JR Clancy is Silver Sponsor of ITEAC

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

USA / UK – J. R. Clancy is supporting the International Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference (ITEAC), 13-15 June in London, as a Silver Sponsor.

J. R. Clancy joins Niscon Inc, and Verlinde SA in Best of All Worlds, a distribution and partnership agreement formed by theatrical technology dealer Hoist UK. Clancy has been involved in all of the ITEAC conferences since the first one in 2002, and is the only US manufacturer to participate in all of the ITEAC events.

As part of their sponsorship, representatives from the companies will join panel discussions at ITEAC on rigging issues.

Technical representatives from the Best of All Worlds will be available throughout ITEAC and the ABTT Theatre Show immediately following ITEAC, to discuss specific project requirements at a quieter stand in Lawrence Hall.

“We at J. R. Clancy recognise the vital learning opportunity this event offers to architects and designers,” said Tom Young, Clancy’s vice president of marketing. “Richard Brett’s ITEAC theatre engineering and architecture symposia are outstanding events. It’s important for us to support this effort to unite architects and designers and to dispense so much useful information.”

The Best of All Worlds partnership offered by Hoist UK will give customers the opportunity to find products from industry brand leaders that are seamlessly designed, conceived, manufactured and delivered with one call,” said Tony Dickson at Hoist UK

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HUK introduces: The only Motion Control System you will ever need !

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Entertainment lifting specialists Hoist UK Ltd have recently signed an exclusive European distribution agreement for the Raynok Motion Control System, manufactured by Niscon Inc based in Canada.

The Raynok Motion Control System is a state of the art control solution specifically engineered for the entertainment industry and boasts the ability to control all your stage machinery from one PC based control interface. The system uses a complete range of Raynok control modules to link to your existing or new stage machinery and provides safe and secure communications with the Raynok control software.

Joseph Jeremy, President of Niscon Inc comments: “We initially became aware of Hoist UK at PLASA’08. It was my first time attending and I was impressed with the presentation and professionalism that was displayed on their stand.

Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to meet with Tony or Paul at the show, which added to my surprise when Tony contacted us shortly after my return to Toronto. He and Paul were planning to attend LDI’09 in Las Vegas and asked if Peter and I would make some time to meet with them. We welcomed them to our booth and after a short meeting it was clear that the offerings of our respective firms would be a great match. To that end, Niscon Inc. is extremely pleased to have the Raynok Motion Control System exclusively distributed throughout Europe by Hoist UK.

The combination of Niscon Inc.’s commitment to The Art of Movement and Hoist UK’s Safety Above All will provide our customers with exceptional equipment and outstanding service.”

Tony Dickson, director of Hoist UK added “We are very excited and privileged to distribute this unique product throughout Europe. The Raynok motion control system can be configured to control an unlimited number of items from a variety of manufacturers equipment, such as chain hoists, travel drives, trolleys, winches, turntables and pilewind (yo yo) drums. The ability to do this in a safe manner with all different elements being controlled simultaneously (if required) by one person is a different proposition to the other motion control systems out there, as it is the only motion control system you will ever need due to its ability to control all your equipment and the system can grow with your equipment requirements”.

Paul Jordan, fellow director of Hoist UK comments “One of the greatest strengths of Raynok is the ability to simplify the collaborative efforts of the creative and technical teams to create fluid scenic imagery. Whether the staging of simple production calls or complex cueing, the Windows™ operating system, common mouse, keyboard and menu commands make executing tasks within Raynok simple and intuitive. Hoist UK will be present at the ABTT and PLASA shows introducing the full capabilities of the system, using it to control whole a host of different equipment and allowing visitors to get hands on with this unique control solution”.

Tony Dickson also comments: “Drop down menus, right mouse button menus, toolbars and a customisable multi-monitor graphic display aid the operator in configuring a comfortable desktop workspace and make multi axis positional control of all manner of stage machinery easy and simple to programme and control. It is clear to us that there is nothing on the market like this system, which is why we have tied up an exclusive deal for distribution”

Peter Sinkner, fellow President of Niscon Inc comments: “Raynok is so easy to program and achieve the results the creative team want that you’ll be in the bar long before your mates on the LX crew”.

Remember: Safety Above All