D8plus StageOperator Reference Projects
Safe setup-operation according to SQ P2

The D8plus Sta­geO­pra­tor Series CM-850 was deve­lo­ped for the safe set­up-ope­ra­ti­on of chain hoists cor­re­spon­ding to SQ P2 in direct con­trol or low-vol­ta­ge con­trol and was pre­sen­ted for the first time to the public at the Pro­light & Sound 2016. On the basis of its intui­ti­ve soft­ware and the inte­gra­ted touch­screen the D8plus Sta­ge­Ope­ra­tor offers a high level of ope­ra­ting com­fort for mobi­le app­li­ca­ti­ons or in per­ma­nent fixed instal­la­ti­ons. The inte­gra­ti­on of load mea­su­ring cells ensu­res a secu­red ope­ra­ti­on accord­ing SQ P2.

In addi­ti­on to an over­load value, which leads to a com­ple­te shut­down when reached, the user can also spe­ci­fy an addi­tio­nal warning ran­ge.  The app­lied load values are clear­ly shown on the dis­plays of the motor con­trol­lers and ope­ra­ting units. In addi­ti­on, you can switch to a dia­gram mode in which the load histo­ry is dis­play­ed gra­phi­cal­ly in real time. The modern net­work tech­no­lo­gy also allows the con­fi­gu­ra­ti­on of the equip­ment from a net­work inte­gra­ted PC on a brow­ser basis or remo­te­ly over the Inter­net. Depen­ding on the ope­ra­ting unit used, up to eight sys­tem parts, each with a maxi­mum of 48 or 96 dri­ves, can be con­fi­gu­red.

To ensu­re an opti­mal over­view, the dri­ves can be arran­ged on impor­ta­ble hall plans and CAD drawings, which can be impor­ted into the con­trol sys­tem via the inte­gra­ted USB and Ether­Net inter­faces. Pass­word manage­ment ensu­res dif­fe­rent users access with fle­xi­ble usa­ge rights. In addi­ti­on to a varie­ty of dif­fe­rent con­trol units with touch­screens up to 17 “, radio con­trol units are also avail­ab­le.

The first refe­rence pro­jec­ts inclu­de the Effen­aar Con­cert Hall in Eind­ho­ven, Nether­lands, and the Bal­ler­up Super­are­na in Den­mark. The Effen­aar Con­cert Hall instal­led 52 D8plus chain hoists with bea­ring loads of 250 and 500kg. Each chain hoist is equip­ped with a 2‑track gear limit switch, a load cell shack­le and a 24VDC con­tac­tor con­trol. For this pro­ject, a 17″ D8plus Sta­ge­Ope­ra­tor con­trol­ler sta­ti­on is used. In addi­ti­on, a radio remo­te con­trol with a 7″ touch­screen can be activa­ted. The Bal­ler­up Super Are­na uses 40 chain hoists with a load of 500kg in accordance with D8plus, which inclu­de direct con­trol with exter­nal limit swit­ches and load mea­su­ring cells. The dri­ves are con­trol­led using a wire­less con­so­le with a 17″ touch screen. Other refe­rence pro­jec­ts inclu­de the City Forum in Eus­kir­chen, the Con­gress and Exhi­bi­ti­on Cent­re in Inns­bruck and a sports and trai­ning cent­re for the Ger­man armed forces.

Increa­sed safe­ty awa­reness regar­ding load detec­tion is clear­ly reflec­ted in the requi­re­ments of users and plan­ners.  With our exten­si­ve pro­duct port­fo­lio of con­trol sys­tems and various equip­ment opti­ons for our chain hoists, we can react fle­xi­b­ly to custo­mer requi­re­ments and offer fit­ting solu­ti­ons,” com­men­ted Alex­an­der Har­tung.