Thern Announces Development of New Theatre Winch

8dgh2.jpg8DGH Series Curtain Winch Designed for Automated Curtain Systems

September 12, 2008, WINONA, MN. – Entertainment and theatre operators will soon have another option for automated curtain systems. Thern and Hall Stage North America are pleased to announce the introduction of the North American version of the Hall Stage DGH variable speed curtain winch.

The 8DGH Series curtain winch is based on the popular DGH series by Hall Stage Limited, a manufacturer of stage rigging equipment located in the UK. With standard winch features including a ¾ hp UL motor with control, 4-pole rotary limit switch, grooved drum for up to 65 feet of 1/8 inch wire rope on a closed loop and drum guard, it is an attractive and robust option for operators with small to medium sized venues looking for automated curtain control.

The 8DGH also supports low voltage remote control options giving it the added versatility desired by operators. Customers will have a range of customization options available to them including variable voltage packages, motors with brakes, handles for manual operation, and DMX control interface. Factory modification capabilities will also be available to address line speed changes and increased drum capacity to support greater travel distances when required.

Ideal for use in smaller venues, including school auditoriums and stages, churches and municipal theatres, the 8DGH provides reliable performance that can be tailored to an end-user's specific application requirements. The 8DGH Series Curtain Winches are currently available for order.

Celebrating its 60th Anniversary in 2008, Thern, Inc. is a major designer and manufacturer of winches, cranes and hoists for virtually any industrial application. Founded in 1948, Thern is headquartered in Winona, MN and markets its products worldwide. Learn more about Thern products at www.thern.com or contact us via email at info@thern.com or call 1-800-843-7648.

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For more information, contact:

Brooke Zachman Liv Tollefson

Thern, Inc. Linnihan Foy Advertising

Phone: 507.454.2996 x248 Phone: 612.238.3003

bzachman@thern.com liv@linnihanfoy.com

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