Light, camera, and action! NORD is live on stage. NORD provides proven solutions for almost any application in the theatre and stage industry, whether it is at the opera, in a sports arena, in an amusement park or on a cruise ship.
Systems in the theatre and stage industry require safe and flexible drive technology: curtains, podiums, rotating, lifting or traversing platforms must be moved into the correct position without being noticed by the audience and without posing a danger to performers and stage personnel.
The latest trends show that mechanical gearmotor units, which are a compact and inexpensive, are replacing older bulkier hydraulic units in the theatre and stage industry. NORD drives used on chain hoists are designed with high safety factors to ensure the utmost level of safety.
The 750 ton south grandstand of the VELTINS ARENA is moved at a speed of 5 feet per minute.
NORD provides low-noise, low-maintenance drive solutions that adapt well to the specific applications required by the theatre and stage industry. NORD’s gears are case hardened and fine tuned to ensure smooth and quiet operation. Brakemotors are practically maintenance free due to their defined air gap and friction linings. Another option is a microswitch, which indicates when the brake is released.
Moving and lifting stage props, requires precise movement and positioning. NORD drives guarantee the highest level of precision and longevity due to the UNICASE housing. All bearings and gear train components are integrated into this single piece housing, ensuring leak-free design by eliminating bolt on covers and split castings, while increasing torsional housing strength. For years NORD has provided a product range that is suitable for almost any application in the theatre and stage industry