What it does: Vortek® from Hoffend & Sons, Inc. is the first standard, fully automated rigging system designed to eliminate and replace counterweight rigging. In the past, most automated rigging systems consisted of a lot of custom work, especially at the control end. With Vortek, Hoffend has essentially made automated rigging a box product, albeit a very large box. “It really is the first off-the-shelf control system,” says Peter Hoffend, president, Hoffend and Sons, Inc. By using ...

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