Christie Lites North America made a major commitment to Kinesys automation, with the purchase of Elevation Lift ket 500Kg chain hoists – both 200V and 400V systems – for North America and Europe.
The initial investment has also included Kinesys LibraCELL load monitoring and Mentor 4 E-Stop aggregators to provide a full Kinesys safety architecture alongside the powerful and flexible Kinesys Vector control.
The move coincides with the appointment of Mark Desloges to head up Christie’s new Automated Motion Control & Rigging division, established to coordinate this specialist area of Technical Production. Immediately prior to this new appointment, he was the Christie Project Manager for Kinesys related shows.
Desloges has long been a fan of Kinesys. Having been the person in charge of assembling the systems. He said: “[I have] great confidence in what can be accomplished using this innovative brand. I know when I send out Kinesys kit, that it will survive the rigours of the road, be highly reliable and dependable and, above all, a safe and rock-solid option”.
Christie Lites is known for setting industry trends; however, this commitment was very much client and design-led, combined with an eye for the future. Christie has been following the Kinesys brand for some time, and the North American kit follows an initial purchase by Christie UK earlier in 2018. This newest stock is already designated to be used on several high-profile world tours which will be starting in 2019.