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Weight and Friction in Theatre Rigging: How Pulleys Conquer Both

Theatre rigging professionals are faced with a paradox. Unlike most rigging applications, theatre rigging—by its very design—often calls for unprotected actors to walk around in the area beneath thousands of pounds of enormous flown hardware, electronics, and scenic elements.  


Hardware For a Stage Curtain Pulley System Must Overcome 6 Challenges

Theatre rigging requires hardware and equipment that is specialized for the challenges presented by the stage.  Here are a few of the challenges your stage curtain pulley system can expect to face:


Maximum Loads in Stage Rigging: How Hardware and Ropes Work Together

The stage rigging basics have changed significantly since the old hemp systems of the “Golden Age of Sail” (1850-1900).  For starters, riggers have far more choice of materials in hardware and soft goods today.  Hemp, wood, leather, canvas, and metal have given way to thermoplastics and synthetic...


Truss Rigging Hardware for the Entertainment Industry

Truss rigging systems are designed to bear incredible loads across vast spaces.  The typical box, triangle, and ladder designs provide more stability and support than single pipes while also giving you the flexibility to hang numerous fixtures wherever necessary. 


Why Use Marine-Grade Materials For Entertainment Rigging?

Entertainment rigging is comprised of two main branches, both of which benefit from marine-grade materials: theatrical rigging and arena rigging. Both call for the same rigging skills, but they differ in the conditions under which the equipment must operate.



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Ronstan’s end-to-end design, manufacture and distribution operation delivers high specification products for all serious hardware applications.

Our state-of-the-art design facilities and manufacturing plant handles more than 4.9 million units each year.

As one of the top three sailboat hardware brands globally we know what it is like to deliver great equipment that can handle challenging conditions.