25 years since the market launch of ChainMaster products, the Saxon-based company has developed into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hoist technology in the event industry, offering a comprehensive range of products for all requirements from set-up operations to complex scenic movements to the complete automation of performances in theatres and opera houses around the globe.
In 2004 ChainMaster founded the Consulting Office Russia / EAEU under the leadership of Slawa Serdyukov. Over the past 15 years, the sales network has been expanded and numerous projects successfully implemented, including the Zaryadye Concert Hall, the Helicon Theater and the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi.
Another exceptional project in the area of theatre installation is the renovation of the over stage machinery in the Kremlin State Palace Theatre in Moscow. In 2003, ChainMaster delivered a computer-controlled chain hoist system, which, after 15 years of reliable work, was replaced in 2018 by the current XYZ Control System that complies with SIL3. The system includes 40 ChainMaster BGV-C1 SIL3 VarioLifts with a load capacity of 500 kg and infinitely variable speed of 0–19 m / min at a lifting height of 35 m.
The XYZ Control System, which is certified for scenic operation, was modified at the customer’s request and consists of two independently operating control units, which can be connected to several plug-in points in the theatre. This year, the theatre is expanding the chain hoist system by a further 14 identical drives to a total of 54 chain hoists. The technical execution is being carried out by the partner companies SIM and Stroyscirc and should be completed by the end of the year.