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910, 2019

From Moscow With Love — 54 x VarioLift BGV-C1 SIL3 für den Kreml State Palace

09.10.2019
From Moscow With Love
54 BGV-C1 SIL3 VarioLifts for the Kremlin State Palace

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.

2409, 2019

ChainMaster VarioLifts SIL3 for PreRigg of Helmut-List-Halle

24.09.2019
ChainMaster VarioLifts SIL3 for PreRigg of Helmut-List-Halle

Pictures: © Stefan-Leitner-Photography

Sin­ce the mar­ket launch of Chain­Mas­ter pro­duc­ts in 1994, the Saxon-based medi­um-sized com­pa­ny has deve­lo­ped into one of the world’s lea­ding manu­fac­tu­rers of hoist tech­no­lo­gy in the event indus­try and offers a com­pre­hen­si­ve ran­ge of pro­duc­ts for all requi­re­ments from set-up ope­ra­ti­ons to com­plex sce­nic move­ments to com­ple­te auto­ma­ti­on of per­for­man­ces. Natio­nal and inter­na­tio­nal pro­jec­ts are accom­pa­nied indi­vi­dual­ly from plan­ning to imple­men­ta­ti­on as well as user trai­ning. The world­wi­de net­work of Chain­Mas­ter Con­sul­ting Offices, com­mer­ci­al part­ners and trai­ned ser­vice com­pa­nies gua­ran­tees com­pre­hen­si­ve after-sales ser­vice.

In August 2019, Chain­Mas­ter deli­ve­r­ed a new chain hoist sys­tem to its long-stan­­ding Aus­tri­an sales part­ner A.T.C GmbH, based in Wul­ka­pro­ders­dorf, Aus­tria. A.T.C GmbH car­ri­ed out the assem­bly and instal­la­ti­on of the sys­tem on site in the Hel­mut List hall in Graz.

For this pro­ject, Chain­Mas­ter sup­plied 38 Vario­Lifts 1000 kg with a two-fall design and a con­ti­nuous­ly varia­ble speed up to 4.8 m/min and a maxi­mum lif­ting height of 12 m. The dri­ves are con­trol­led by the XYZ con­trol sys­tem, cer­ti­fied accord­ing to EN/IEC 61508 SIL3. The con­trol sys­tem is cur­r­ent­ly desi­gned for a maxi­mum of 42 dri­ves. The sys­tem is ope­ra­ted via a con­trol panel with a 19″ touch screen, equip­ped with two tra­vel levers with dead­man switch. Two safe­ty com­pu­ters with self-moni­­to­­ring and Inter­net access for remo­te main­ten­an­ce ope­ra­te in the back­ground of the con­trol sys­tem.

The Chain­Mas­ter XYZ Con­trol Sys­tem is ide­al for crea­ting com­plex moti­on sequen­ces and is the­re­fo­re a reli­able inter­face bet­ween ope­ra­tor and sta­ge dri­ves. The strai­ght­for­ward user inter­face and the prac­ti­cal con­fi­gu­ra­ti­on of the func­tions enab­le simp­le and intui­ti­ve ope­ra­ti­on at the hig­hest level of safe­ty with con­stant access to the hoists inte­gra­ted in the sys­tem.

To con­trol the chain hoists, the Hel­mut List hall is equip­ped with a con­trol cabi­net sys­tem of six units each for four dri­ves and six units for three dri­ves. Equip­ped with sta­­te-of-the-art clo­­sed-loop fre­quen­cy con­ver­ters, high-reso­lu­­ti­on dis­pla­ce­ment sen­sors and safe load eva­lua­ti­on enab­le pro­gramm­a­ble start and stop ramps, full tor­que at standstill over several minu­tes, direc­tion chan­ges wit­hout inter­rup­ti­ons and make the Chain­Mas­ter Vario­lifts a hoist of the hig­hest per­for­mance.

2003, 2019

25 Years Made in Germany – Worldwide Approved

20.03.2019
25 Years Made in Germany – Worldwide Approved

VarioCommand

Sin­ce the mar­ket launch of Chain­Mas­ter pro­duc­ts in 1994, the Saxon-based medi­um-sized com­pa­ny has deve­lo­ped into one of the world’s lea­ding manu­fac­tu­rers of lif­ting tech­no­lo­gy in the event indus­try and offers a com­pre­hen­si­ve pro­duct ran­ge for all requi­re­ments from set-up ope­ra­ti­ons to com­plex sce­nic move­ments to com­ple­te auto­ma­ti­on of per­for­man­ces. Natio­nal and inter­na­tio­nal pro­jec­ts are mana­ged indi­vi­dual­ly from plan­ning through to imple­men­ta­ti­on and user trai­ning, and the world­wi­de net­work of Chain­Mas­ter Con­sul­ting Offices, tra­ding part­ners and trai­ned ser­vice com­pa­nies ensu­res opti­mal after-sales ser­vice.

Chain­Mas­ter works clo­se­ly with the lea­ding sta­ge con­struc­tion com­pa­nies on the mar­ket, deve­lo­ping and imple­men­ting custo­­mer-spe­ci­­fic solu­ti­ons that are used in clas­sic and modern thea­tres, ope­ra houses, TV stu­di­os, mul­­ti-pur­­po­­se halls or on tour. A wide varie­ty of dri­ves such as chain hoists, win­ches, trol­leys, lif­ting plat­forms or rota­ting plat­forms can be inte­gra­ted into the Chain­Mas­ter XYZ con­trol sys­tem, enab­ling pro­fes­sio­nal users to bene­fit from safe all-in-one solu­ti­ons with opti­mum per­for­mance in accordance with EN 61508 SIL3 and BGV-C1.

The company’s refe­ren­ces the­re­fo­re inclu­de venues such as the new Elb­phil­har­mo­nie Ham­burg, the Lou­vre in Lens, the Stock­holm Ope­ra, the Alma­ty Ice Are­na, the Nokia Thea­ter Los Ange­les, the Krem­lin Sta­te Palace, the 2014 Olym­pic Games in Sot­chi, the Effe­n­ar Con­cert Hall and the Bal­ler­up Super­are­na in Den­mark.

Among other things, the first pro­to­ty­pe models of the new SK series will be pre­sen­ted at this year’s Pro­light + Sound. The new chain hoists are dimen­sio­ned accord­ing to SQ P2, which was released in Octo­ber, and can now safe­ly hold loads of up to 750 kg over peop­le accord­ing to D8plus with a sta­tic chain safe­ty fac­tor of 8:1. In addi­ti­on, the IP level of pro­tec­tion has been increa­sed to bet­ter pro­tect the dri­ves against mois­tu­re. Fur­ther models are still in the design pha­se and are expec­ted to be pre­sen­ted to users in 2020.

Fur­ther­mo­re, a new con­trol panel for the XYZ-SIL3 con­trol sys­tem will be pre­sen­ted. The stan­dard equip­ment inclu­des a 19″ touch screen and two ana­log joy­sticks. The con­so­le can be exten­ded using two HDMI/DVI moni­tor out­puts. Up to four joy­sticks and addi­tio­nal cue but­tons for live ope­ra­ti­on can also be optio­nal­ly inte­gra­ted.

1411, 2018

Training programme for chain hoists and controllers at ChainMaster — Dates for 2019

14.11.2018

Training programme for chain hoists and controllers at ChainMaster — Dates for 2019

Chain­Mas­ter Büh­nen­tech­nik GmbH is once again in 2019 orga­ni­zing trai­ning semi­nars devo­ted to BGV D8 / D8plus chain hoists and con­trol­lers. The­se will be held in the 39th calen­dar week.

Tho­se atten­ding the work­shops under the direc­tion of Mat­thi­as Pohl and Ste­phan Gei­del will obtain an over­view of the SQ P2 stan­dards as well as the pro­per hand­ling, main­ten­an­ce and tes­ting of Chain­Mas­ter chain hoists. The requi­si­te infor­ma­ti­on will be pre­sen­ted in both theo­re­ti­cal and prac­ti­cal form. Par­ti­ci­pants will learn to con­duct tests and per­form adjust­ments to the various safe­ty devices unassisted. They will also obtain the know­ledge nee­ded to select the right chain hoists and con­trol­lers for dif­fe­rent app­li­ca­ti­ons and envi­ron­ments. Par­ti­ci­pants will then be tested and per­so­nal cer­ti­fi­ca­tes issued to all who suc­cess­ful­ly com­ple­te the cour­se.

The cour­ses run from Mon­day to Wed­nes­day and invol­ve both the theo­ry and the prac­tice of hand­ling BGV D8 / D8plus chain hoists. They cover the legal fun­da­men­tals as well as the equip­ment, con­struc­tion and man­ner of ope­ra­ti­on of chain hoists and their con­trol­lers.

Out­si­de the dates listed, cour­ses can be boo­ked sepa­r­ate­ly by com­pa­nies and edu­ca­tio­nal insti­tu­ti­ons. Fur­ther infor­ma­ti­on con­cer­ning the cour­ses can be found at   www.chainmaster.de.

2809, 2018

Current Theater Reference Projects 2018

28.09.2018
Current Theater Reference Projects 2018

Twen­­ty-five years after the launch of Chain­Mas­ter pro­duc­ts, the com­pa­ny based in Sax­o­ny, Ger­ma­ny, has grown to beco­me one of the world’s lea­ding manu­fac­tu­rers of hoist tech­no­lo­gy in the event indus­try, offe­ring a com­pre­hen­si­ve ran­ge of pro­duc­ts for ever­ything from set-up ope­ra­ti­ons and com­plex sce­nic move­ments, to com­ple­te auto­ma­ti­on of thea­ter and ope­ra house per­for­man­ces around the glo­be.

The latest refe­rence pro­jec­ts for the chain hoist spe­cia­lists from Eilen­burg inclu­de the Zarya­dye Con­cert Hall and the Heli­con Thea­ter in Moscow, Rus­sia. For the Zarya­dye Con­cert Hall, twen­­ty-four chain hoists with 500 kg load capa­ci­ty and twen­ty chain hoists with 1000 kg load capa­ci­ty were inte­gra­ted into the exis­ting in-house con­trol sys­tem. The new hoists are equip­ped with abso­lu­te value enco­ders and load mea­su­ring cells and com­ply with DGUV V17 (form­er­ly BGV-C1). The instal­la­ti­on was car­ri­ed out by the local sales and instal­la­ti­on part­ners Stroy­scirc and Doka Cen­ter. In the Heli­con Thea­ter, they deci­ded on a chain hoist sys­tem for the set-up ope­ra­ti­on in accordance with DGUV V17. The sys­tem con­sists of thir­­ty-two chain hoists with 500kg load capa­ci­ty and a Chain­Mas­ter Pro­touch Sta­ge­Ope­ra­tor con­trol. The tech­ni­cal imple­men­ta­ti­on also was rea­li­zed by Doka Cen­ter.

In the cour­se of the moder­ni­za­ti­on of the Gess­ne­ral­le Thea­ter in Zurich, twen­­ty-eight exis­ting BGV-C1 chain hoists with a load capa­ci­ty of 800kg were updated. The choice was made to install the Pro­touch Sta­ge­Ope­ra­tor sys­tem here as well. The chain hoists were equip­ped with incre­men­tal enco­ders and load-mea­­su­­ring shack­les in the Eilen­burg fac­to­ry and sub­jec­ted to a UVV (acci­dent pre­ven­ti­on regu­la­ti­ons) test befo­re reinstal­la­ti­on. Chain­Mas­ter offers a varie­ty of upgrade solu­ti­ons for exis­ting first-gene­r­a­­ti­on chain hoists, ran­ging from set-up ope­ra­ti­ons to SIL3-cer­­ti­­fied sce­nic use, to allow custo­mers to fur­ther uti­li­ze their hoists.
Ano­t­her out­stan­ding pro­ject in the field of thea­ter instal­la­ti­on is the reno­va­ti­on of the over­head machine­ry in the Krem­lin Sta­te Palace Thea­ter Moscow. In 2003, Chain­Mas­ter sup­plied a chain hoist sys­tem with com­pu­ter con­trol, which, after 15 years of reli­able work, is being repla­ced by the cur­rent SIL3-cer­­ti­­fied XYZ Con­trol Sys­tem. The num­ber of chain hoists has increa­sed from for­ty fixed-speed dri­ves to fif­­ty-four new dri­ves with 500kg load capa­ci­ty and varia­ble speed con­trol up to 19m/min. The tech­ni­cal imple­men­ta­ti­on is being car­ri­ed out by the part­ner com­pa­nies SIM and Stroy­scirc and should be com­ple­ted by the end of the year.

608, 2018

LIFTKET acquires all shares in ChainMaster

06.08.2018
LIFTKET acquires all shares in ChainMaster

LIFTKET Hoff­mann GmbH has acqui­red all sha­res in Chain­Mas­ter Büh­nen­tech­nik GmbH effec­tive on 1 August 2018. LIFTKET, a lea­ding manu­fac­tu­rer of elec­tric chain hoists, has been sup­ply­ing Chain­Mas­ter for over 20 years. This event and sta­ge tech­no­lo­gy spe­cia­list deve­lops auto­ma­ted hoist sys­tems inclu­ding con­trol, soft­ware, and ope­ra­tor inter­faces. Chain­Mas­ter will con­ti­nue ope­ra­ti­ons as a sepa­ra­te com­pa­ny with its estab­lished Chain­Mas­ter brand and its faci­li­ty in Eilen­burg near Leip­zig. Com­pa­ny foun­ders Susan­ne Har­tung and Frank-Rai­­ner Har­tung remain mana­ging direc­tors. LIFTKET CEO Jür­gen Dlugi plans to grow the sta­ge seg­ment, bene­fi­t­ing custo­mers and employees of both com­pa­nies. Both Chain­Mas­ter and LIFTKET sup­ply inter­na­tio­nal mar­kets and work with qua­li­fied local part­ners for custo­mer ser­vice and sales. The com­pa­nies enforce a rigo­rous qua­li­ty and safe­ty manage­ment. At Chain­Mas­ter as well as at LIFTKET, pro­duct deve­lop­ment and ser­vices are clo­se­ly gui­ded by custo­mer requi­re­ments. The two com­pa­nies will con­ti­nue to deve­lop and manu­fac­tu­re hoists for pre­ci­se and safe posi­tio­ning of ligh­t­ing and sound equip­ment and other loads. Both LIFTKET in Wur­zen and Chain­Mas­ter in Eilen­burg are loca­ted near the city of Leip­zig, in the dyna­mic indus­tri­al regi­on of Sax­o­ny. The excel­lent situa­ti­on of the labor mar­ket for qua­li­fied pro­fes­sio­nals as well as good infra­st­ruc­tu­re pro­vi­de opti­mal con­di­ti­ons for fur­ther growth.

About LIFTKET

LIFTKET Hoff­mann GmbH is an inter­na­tio­nal­ly renow­ned manu­fac­tu­rer of elec­tric chain hoists with pay­loads ran­ging from 125 kg to 25,000 kg. At the com­pa­ny head­quar­ters in Wur­zen, Ger­ma­ny, cur­r­ent­ly about 250 employees deve­lop and manu­fac­tu­re solu­ti­ons for the three busi­ness seg­ments indus­try, custom, and sta­ge. A strong net­work of ser­vice and sales part­ners ensu­re custo­­mer-ori­en­­ted stock-kee­­ping, main­ten­an­ce, and repair. LIFTKET manu­fac­tures modu­lar elec­tric chain hoists for vir­tual­ly every app­li­ca­ti­on that invol­ves the safe and pre­ci­se lif­ting of loads. Foun­ded in 1948 by Diet­rich Hoff­mann, the com­pa­ny initi­al­ly deve­lo­ped agri­cul­tu­ral equip­ment befo­re spe­cia­li­zing and exclu­si­ve­ly focu­sing on elec­tric chain hoists from 1953. Hoffmann’s inno­va­tions, name­ly the hori­zon­tal assem­bly of motor and gear­box and the form­er­ly paten­ted safe­­ty-bra­ke/­­clutch sys­tem, still set the stan­dard for elec­tric chain hoists.

About ChainMaster

Chain­Mas­ter Büh­nen­tech­nik GmbH is an auto­no­mous sub­si­dia­ry of LIFTKET Hoff­mann GmbH sin­ce 1 August 2018. Foun­ded in 1996, the com­pa­ny is head­quar­te­red in Eilen­burg near Leip­zig, Ger­ma­ny. It is spe­cia­li­zed in elec­tric chain hoists and chain hoist con­trol­lers for thea­ters, sports are­nas, con­certs, and other events and venues accord­ing to the Ger­man safe­ty regu­la­ti­ons BGV-D8, D8 Plus, and BGV-C1. Chain­Mas­ter pro­du­ces part­ly and ful­ly auto­ma­ted sys­tems for world­wi­de use accord­ing to inter­na­tio­nal regu­la­ti­ons and safe­ty stan­dards. The com­pre­hen­si­ve pro­duct port­fo­lio inclu­des a SIL3 con­trol sys­tem com­pli­ant with IEC/EN 61508. A glo­bal net­work of con­sul­ting offices, sales part­ners, and trai­ned ser­vice pro­vi­ders ensu­res direct custo­mer sup­port any­ti­me and any­whe­re.

3011, 2017

Training programme for chain hoists and controllers at ChainMaster — Dates for 2018

30.11.2017
Training programme for chain hoists and controllers at ChainMaster — Dates for 2018

Chain­Mas­ter Büh­nen­tech­nik GmbH is once again in 2018 orga­ni­zing trai­ning semi­nars devo­ted to BGV D8 / D8plus chain hoists and con­trol­lers. The­se will be held in the 38th calen­dar week.

Tho­se atten­ding the work­shops under the direc­tion of Mat­thi­as Pohl and Ste­phan Gei­del will obtain an over­view of the SQ P2 stan­dards as well as the pro­per hand­ling, main­ten­an­ce and tes­ting of Chain­Mas­ter chain hoists. The requi­si­te infor­ma­ti­on will be pre­sen­ted in both theo­re­ti­cal and prac­ti­cal form. Par­ti­ci­pants will learn to con­duct tests and per­form adjust­ments to the various safe­ty devices unassisted. They will also obtain the know­ledge nee­ded to select the right chain hoists and con­trol­lers for dif­fe­rent app­li­ca­ti­ons and envi­ron­ments. Par­ti­ci­pants will then be tested and per­so­nal cer­ti­fi­ca­tes issued to all who suc­cess­ful­ly com­ple­te the cour­se.

The cour­ses run from Mon­day to Wed­nes­day and invol­ve both the theo­ry and the prac­tice of hand­ling BGV D8 / D8plus chain hoists. They cover the legal fun­da­men­tals as well as the equip­ment, con­struc­tion and man­ner of ope­ra­ti­on of chain hoists and their con­trol­lers.

Out­si­de the dates listed, cour­ses can be boo­ked sepa­r­ate­ly by com­pa­nies and edu­ca­tio­nal insti­tu­ti­ons. Fur­ther infor­ma­ti­on con­cer­ning the cour­ses can be found at   www.chainmaster.de.

311, 2017

D8plus StageOperator Reference Projects

03.11.2017
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.

2709, 2017

ChainMaster expands the CM-820 controller series with a 12-ch controller

27.09.2017
ChainMaster expands the CM-820 controller series with a 12-ch controller
Modular and flexible

Due to high demand, Chain­Mas­ter Büh­nen­tech­nik GmbH is exten­ding the pro­ven CM-820 con­trol series with a 12-chan­­nel con­trol­ler for direct-con­­trol­­led chain hoists com­pli­ant with BGV-D8 / DGUV V54 and D8plus.

The lin­ka­ble con­trol unit for 12 chain hoists con­sists of a com­pact and robust 19″ steel housing with 6U. On the front side are clear direc­tio­n­al pre-sel­ec­­tors with LED direc­tio­n­al pre-sel­ec­­ti­on dis­play, on the rear are 3 mul­ti­core out­puts for four dri­ves of up to 1kW motor power and 2 groun­ding sockets for exter­nal loads.

In addi­ti­on to inte­gra­ted pha­se and rota­ry field con­trol, fur­ther pro­duct fea­tures inclu­de a main con­tac­tor for the GO signal and a moni­to­red emer­gen­cy stop con­tac­tor. LEDs on the front panel indi­ca­te all ope­ra­ting sta­tes. The access­ories requi­red for link ope­ra­ti­on are inclu­ded.

With the CM-820 con­trol series, even gro­wing com­pa­nies can rea­li­ze pro­jec­ts with hig­her demands and more dri­ves. The­se con­trol­lers can be used on their own for smal­ler pro­jec­ts, in col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with part­ner com­pa­nies, or can be ren­ted as addi­tio­nal con­trol­lers.”

1212, 2016

Training programs for chain hoists and controllers at ChainMaster — Dates for 2017

12.12.2016
Training programs for chain hoists and controllers at ChainMaster — Dates for 2017

Chain­Mas­ter Büh­nen­tech­nik GmbH is once again in 2017 orga­ni­zing trai­ning semi­nars devo­ted to BGV D8 / D8plus chain hoists and con­trol­lers. The­se will be held in the 39th calen­dar week.

Tho­se atten­ding the work­shops under the direc­tion of Mat­thi­as Pohl and Ste­phan Gei­del will obtain an over­view of the SQ P2 stan­dards as well as the pro­per hand­ling, main­ten­an­ce and tes­ting of Chain­Mas­ter chain hoists. The requi­si­te infor­ma­ti­on will be pre­sen­ted in both theo­re­ti­cal and prac­ti­cal form. Par­ti­ci­pants will learn to con­duct tests and per­form adjust­ments to the various safe­ty devices unassisted. They will also obtain the know­ledge nee­ded to select the right chain hoists and con­trol­lers for dif­fe­rent app­li­ca­ti­ons and envi­ron­ments. Par­ti­ci­pants will then be tested and per­so­nal cer­ti­fi­ca­tes issued to all who suc­cess­ful­ly com­ple­te the cour­se.

The cour­ses run from Mon­day to Wed­nes­day and invol­ve both the theo­ry and the prac­tice of hand­ling BGV D8 / D8plus chain hoists. They cover the legal fun­da­men­tals as well as the equip­ment, con­struc­tion and man­ner of ope­ra­ti­on of chain hoists and their con­trol­lers.

Out­si­de the dates listed, cour­ses can be boo­ked sepa­r­ate­ly by com­pa­nies and edu­ca­tio­nal insti­tu­ti­ons. Fur­ther infor­ma­ti­on con­cer­ning the cour­ses can be found at  www.chainmaster.de.

412, 2015

Training programs for chain hoists and controllers at ChainMaster — Dates for 2016

04.12.2016
Training programs for chain hoists and controllers at ChainMaster — Dates for 2016

Chain­Mas­ter Büh­nen­tech­nik GmbH is once again in 2016 orga­ni­zing trai­ning semi­nars devo­ted to BGV D8 / D8plus chain hoists and con­trol­lers. The­se will be held in the 37th calen­dar week.

Tho­se atten­ding the work­shops under the direc­tion of Mat­thi­as Pohl and Ste­phan Gei­del will obtain an over­view of the SQ P2 stan­dards as well as the pro­per hand­ling, main­ten­an­ce and tes­ting of Chain­Mas­ter chain hoists. The requi­si­te infor­ma­ti­on will be pre­sen­ted in both theo­re­ti­cal and prac­ti­cal form. Par­ti­ci­pants will learn to con­duct tests and per­form adjust­ments to the various safe­ty devices unassisted. They will also obtain the know­ledge nee­ded to select the right chain hoists and con­trol­lers for dif­fe­rent app­li­ca­ti­ons and envi­ron­ments. Par­ti­ci­pants will then be tested and per­so­nal cer­ti­fi­ca­tes issued to all who suc­cess­ful­ly com­ple­te the cour­se. 

The cour­ses run from Mon­day to Wed­nes­day and invol­ve both the theo­ry and the prac­tice of hand­ling BGV D8 / D8plus chain hoists. They cover the legal fun­da­men­tals as well as the equip­ment, con­struc­tion and man­ner of ope­ra­ti­on of chain hoists and their con­trol­lers.

Out­si­de the dates listed, cour­ses can be boo­ked sepa­r­ate­ly by com­pa­nies and edu­ca­tio­nal insti­tu­ti­ons. Fur­ther infor­ma­ti­on con­cer­ning the cour­ses can be found at  www.chainmaster.de.

503, 2014

Major project for ChainMaster at the Olympics in Sochi

05.03.2014
Major project for ChainMaster at the Olympics in Sochi

 

From 7 to 23 Febru­a­ry, the glo­bal eli­te of win­ter sports will be gathe­ring in the Rus­si­an town of Sochi for the XXIIth Win­ter Olym­pics, in the hunt for gold, sil­ver and bron­ze medals. In all, sin­ce the games were awar­ded to Sochi, ele­ven com­pe­ti­ti­on venues have been crea­ted in and around the Black Sea resort. In equip­ping several of the venues in the Olym­pic Park, the orga­ni­zers have reli­ed inter alia on the know-how of Chain­Mas­ter of Eilen­burg; nume­rous pro­duc­ts from the ran­ge of the manu­fac­tu­rer of chain hoists and lif­ting gear are being employ­ed at the Sochi games. Chain­Mas­ter has been active in Rus­sia and the neigh­bou­ring sta­tes sin­ce 1998, and in 2004 ope­ned Chain­Mas­ter Con­sul­ting Office Rus­sia.

In addi­ti­on to several smal­ler pro­jec­ts, ChainMaster’s activi­ties in Sochi have main­ly cent­red on equip­ping the Bols­hoy Ice Dome and the Ice­berg Ska­ting Palace, each of which is capa­ble of accom­mo­da­ting up to 12,000 spec­ta­tors. It is plan­ned to sta­ge the ice hockey matches in the Bols­hoy Ice Dome and the artis­tic and short track ice ska­ting events in the Ice­berg Ska­ting Palace.
In each of the­se are­nas, Chain­Mas­ter equip­ment forms part of a varie­ty of instal­la­ti­ons – most nota­b­ly the sys­tem for rai­sing and lowe­ring the two giant video cubes. Here, safe­ty was the para­mount con­cern gover­ning the choice of equip­ment, the objec­ts in ques­ti­on being extre­me­ly hea­vy. Four Chain­Mas­ter dual-chain BGV D8 Jum­bo Lifts capa­ble of lif­ting safe­ly up to twel­ve tons have the­re­fo­re been assi­gned to each cube.
Desi­gned for hea­vy loads, the­se hoists are con­trol­led using a Pro Touch Sta­ge­Ope­ra­tor solu­ti­on from the CM 880 series, which boasts load mea­su­rement and user-fri­en­d­­ly posi­tio­ning func­tions. The CM 880 series dis­plays loads and posi­ti­ons con­ti­nuous­ly, the over­load and under­load thres­holds being free­ly con­fi­gura­ble. Fur­ther­mo­re the sys­tem offers syn­chro­nous run super­vi­si­on for fixed-speed chain hoists as well as the pos­si­bi­li­ty of pro­gra­ming both rela­ti­ve and abso­lu­te tar­get runs for sin­gle, line and dis­tri­bu­t­ed loads. Safe hois­ting of the loads is the­re­fo­re assu­red even when, as is here the case, they are being rai­sed to heights in excess of 30 metres.
In the Bols­hoy Ice Dome, Chain­Mas­ter also pro­vi­ded the pre-rig for the flag sys­tem typi­cal­ly seen at inter­na­tio­nal spor­ting events. For this, the company’s experts instal­led 108 Chain­Mas­ter D8 Plus rig­ging lifts, each with a safe working load of 250 kg and a limit switch func­tion, gover­ned by an 128-chan­­nel con­trol sys­tem from the CM 801 series.

In the Ice­berg Ska­ting Palace, Chain­Mas­ter also paved the way for the rig­ging of the sound sys­tem and struc­tu­re of ligh­t­ing trus­ses. For the audio sys­tem, four Chain­Mas­ter D8 hoists with dual bra­kes com­bi­ned with the Chain­Mas­ter Pro Touch Sta­ge­Ope­ra­tor were used, whilst for the ligh­t­ing trus­ses, the spe­cia­lists from Eilen­burg opted for six­ty Chain­Mas­ter D8 rig­ging lifts with bra­ke func­tions con­trol­led by a 64-chan­­nel sys­tem from the CM 801 series.
The con­trol­lers of the CM 801 series offer, depen­ding upon the requi­re­ment pro­fi­le, cen­tral and de-cen­­tra­­li­zed con­trol sys­tems assem­bled from more than 40 com­pon­ents that are all com­pa­ti­ble with one ano­t­her, such as motor dis­tri­bu­tors and ope­ra­ting ele­ments. They are sui­ta­ble for the direct con­trol of all Chain­Mas­ter D8/D8 Plus chain hoists.
All the mate­ri­al sup­plied will remain in use when the Win­ter Olym­pics are over, as it can be employ­ed in a very wide varie­ty of con­fi­gu­ra­ti­ons wit­hout any con­ver­si­on mea­su­res being requi­red. Fur­ther­mo­re, the CM 801 series is upwards com­pa­ti­ble with the CM 880 series, which opens the door to still fur­ther pos­si­ble uses.

612, 2013

Gewandhaus Leipzig expanded ChainMaster chain hoists

06.12.2013
Gewandhaus Leipzig expanded ChainMaster chain hoists

Bereits im Janu­ar 2012 hat­te das Gewand­haus zu Leip­zig in eine neue Chain­Mas­ter Ket­ten­zug­an­la­ge nach SQP2 D8Plus inves­tiert. Jetzt wur­de die Anla­ge wei­ter aus­ge­baut.
Die Instal­la­ti­on im ver­gan­ge­nen Jahr umfass­te ein 16-kana­­li­ges „RiggingLift“-Steuerungssystem zum Anschluss von bis zu 16 direkt­ge­steu­er­ten Chain­Mas­ter Ket­ten­zü­gen. Mit Hil­fe die­ser Steue­rung kön­nen Ket­ten­zü­ge betrie­ben wer­den, die mit einer Last­mess­ein­heit für Über- und Unter­last­ab­schal­tung sowie einem Inkre­men­tal­ge­ber für die Posi­tio­nie­rung aus­ge­rüs­tet sind. Die Bedie­nung der Anla­ge erfolgt bequem über ein Wire­­­less-Farb-Touch­pa­­nel 8,4‘‘ der Pro­touch Sta­ge­Ope­ra­tor Serie.
Die Chain­Mas­ter Ket­ten­zü­ge kön­nen mit die­ser Steue­rung nicht nur mil­li­me­ter­ge­nau posi­tio­niert wer­den; durch die inte­grier­te Ziel­spei­cher­funk­ti­on kön­nen außer­dem vor­ein­ge­stell­te Ziel­po­si­tio­nen prak­ti­scher­wei­se immer wie­der ver­wen­det wer­den. Für jeden ange­schlos­sen Antrieb kön­nen dar­über hin­aus frei ein­stell­ba­re Abschalt­punk­te für Über-/Un­­­ter­last nach Wunsch ein­ge­stellt wer­den.
Dazu Bernd Schöneich, Tech­ni­scher Lei­ter im Gewand­haus Leip­zig: „2012 haben wir die ers­ten Ket­ten­zü­ge im Gewand­haus ein­ge­setzt. Dabei wur­de die Anla­ge so aus­ge­wählt, dass eine Erwei­te­rung jeder­zeit mög­lich ist. Mit den bis­her ein­ge­setz­ten Ket­ten­zü­gen von Chain­Mas­ter waren wir sehr zufrie­den, sodass wir uns ent­schie­den haben, die­se Anla­ge mög­lichst schnell wei­ter aus­zu­bau­en.“
Zum Okto­ber 2013 wur­de die­se Anla­ge erwei­tert: In die­sem Zusam­men­hang sind neue Chain­Mas­ter Ket­ten­zü­ge vom Typ D8Plus 250 kg sowie eine wei­te­re 16-kana­­li­ge „Rig­ging­Lift“ Steue­rungs­ein­heit in das bestehen­de Sys­tem inte­griert wor­den. Dem Gewand­haus wird dadurch die kom­for­ta­ble Bedie­nung von bis zu 32 Antrie­ben mit dem Pro­Touch Sta­ge­Ope­ra­tor ermög­licht – was eine deut­lich erhöh­te Fle­xi­bi­li­tät im Hin­blick auf die Anfor­de­run­gen der unter­schied­li­chen Ver­an­stal­tun­gen bedeu­tet. Der modu­la­re Sys­tem­auf­bau der Steue­rung bie­tet dar­über hin­aus auch in Zukunft noch vie­le Mög­lich­kei­ten zur Ver­grö­ße­rung der Ket­ten­zug­an­la­ge und ist damit prä­de­sti­niert für ste­tig wach­sen­de Ver­an­stal­tungs­häu­ser wie dem Leip­zi­ger Gewand­haus.
„Wich­tig für uns ist ein ein­fa­ches und siche­res Hand­ling der Anla­ge“, meint Bernd Schöneich. „Auf­grund der hohen Ver­an­stal­tungs­dich­te im Gewand­haus wird die Ket­ten­zug­an­la­ge von einem rela­tiv gro­ßen Benut­zer­kreis bedient. Des­halb sind gera­de der Schutz gegen Über­last und die Posi­tio­nie­rungs­mög­lich­keit für einen siche­ren Betrieb von gro­ßer Bedeu­tung. Ein wei­te­rer Vor­teil besteht natür­lich auch dar­in, dass die Ket­ten­zü­ge äußerst fle­xi­bel ein­setz­bar sind und sich an vie­len Posi­tio­nen im Saal ein­set­zen las­sen. Damit kön­nen wir sicher­stel­len, dass über­all im Saal Last­mit­tel zur Ver­fü­gung ste­hen.“

2111, 2013

Training Schedule

21.11.2013
Training Schedule

Cur­rent infor­ma­ti­on and sche­du­les on our trai­ning pro­gram can be found at the fol­lo­wing link:
www.chainmaster.de

Par­ti­ci­pants will recei­ve an over­view of cur­rent stan­dards, the pro­per hand­ling and main­ten­an­ce and tes­ting of elec­tric chain hoists.
He learns the theo­ry and prac­tice to know the gene­ral struc­tu­re of Chain­Mas­ter elec­tric chain hoists.
He con­duc­ts tests and adjust­ment of safe­ty devices by. Moreo­ver, he recei­ves know­ledge in choo­sing the right elec­tric chain hoists and their con­trols for the various app­li­ca­ti­ons.
After suc­cess­ful­ly pas­sing the test par­ti­ci­pants per­so­nal cer­ti­fi­ca­tes will be han­ded out.
Next trai­ning con­tent we offer glad­ly on request.