J.R. Clancy, Inc. introduced its PowerLift™ line of motorized theatrical rigging, designed to improve backstage safety and ease of use.

PowerLift’s programmed operation allows operators to concentrate on stage activities. Added safety features detect and react to snags or overloads quickly, reducing the potential for accidents. PowerLift eliminates the need to handle counterweights to keep sets in balance. When using PowerLift in new buildings, the stage house can be smaller than is necessary for comparable manual counterweight rigging.

Appropriate for new construction or system upgrades, PowerLift is one component of a backstage safety program, which should also include user training and supervision.