Total Structures closed 2016, its 25th year of business in the U.S., with the debut of its latest award winning products. Halo and Sky-net, fall protection solutions for Total’s ground support tower systems and outdoor roof grids, received the Best Debuting Rigging & Staging Product award from Live Design during LDI 2016. Both products are designed to work with new systems as well as existing roof systems.
Halo provides vertical fall protection and wire rope ladder mounts for 18inch and 20.5inch ground support tower systems. This addition of safety equipment will allow technicians to gain access to the tower head block to set hoist chains and to install grid lock off hardware once the structure has been raised into position. Users can add horizontal fall protection lines between the towers once the grid is raised into position.
Sky-net is a modular fall prevention net system designed for use with Total Structures’ industry leading ladder grid outdoor stage roof systems. Scalable in design, Sky-net can be added to customer’s existing systems without modification to the equipment they currently own. The flexible design allows coverage to be added only where technicians will be accessing the system, or over the entire grid.
Starting 2016 with two huge projects for overseas theme park customers, the company simultaneously held its fifth instalment of its Outdoor Structures workshop at the Ventura headquarters. The year saw Total Structures take on diverse projects ranging from architectural lighting standards for permanent installation at a Southern California events facility, to a portable theatre fly house that will tour Japan.
The 16inch x 16inch Multi Purpose truss was introduced in Nashville, Tennessee, giving the user a product that is designed for use as both a vertical tower and horizontal truss, allowing for use when turned on its side. Single pattern fork end connectors round out the features, giving more flexibility in a single truss.
The Flex Phase dual phase chain hoist debuted at LDI 2016, giving users the ability to operate a hoist on either 115volt single phase or 230volt three phase main power. Capable of safely supporting loads up to 500pounds, the Flex Phase hoist is ideal for clients whose projects span the range from small corporate events up to large-scale arena projects.
Total Structures manufactures a full line of industry standard truss products and electric chain hoists at its U.S. based facilities, supporting customers in the concert, corporate, live event and industrial markets.