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igus® inc.

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East Providence

RI 02914

+1 800 521 2747
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Reliable, quiet and invisible solutions for the stage and theater technology

Setting the stage with igus® motion plastics®

Every stage is unique, which means that each and every component not only has to be powerful, durable and efficient but must also fit together perfectly. Theater and stage construction present special technical challenges. These challenges include high loads, such as those found on crossbeams, stage lighting, stage sets or entire stage platforms, which must move safely and reliably. Furthermore, technical equipment must operate quietly and out of sight, so as not to interfere with the performance. igus® offers energy supply systems, highly flexible cables and plastic bearings that meet these exact requirements. As igus® provides modular systems and a wide range of components, it is possible to implement customized applications quickly and easily.

  • Energy and data cables and hydraulic hoses guided in one system
  • Quiet - 32 dB(A) - and low vibration
  • Lightweight
  • For confined spaces or very high loads
  • High speeds and acceleration
  • Robust and easy to install
  • Simple installation and quick maintenance or repairs

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Areas of use

Above-stage equipment

Energy supply systems for lighting systems, PA speaker systems and trusses.
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Below-stage machinery

Safe, reliable energy supply to stage platforms, rotary stages, etc.
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Stage lighting technology

Maintenance-free bearing technology and quiet e-chains for stage lighting
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Bearings in stage equipment

For linear movements of cable drums on flybars or point hoists
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New products for theater and stage technology

news 2022

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Design study: Low-cost zig-zag e-chain®

Light and cost-effective

Discover all the advantages of an e-chain® with a new guide concept for travel distances of up to 10m. The system was designed for use on various shaft end supports and based on DIN EN 17206 and DGUV Principle 315-390.
  • More than 50% weight reduction and thus higher payload
  • Price reduced by up to 50% compared to the standard zig zag basket
  • Lower drive power thanks to weight reduction
Low-cost zig-zag

Motor Reeler

for theater

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Stage and theater customer applications

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Application Assistance

For further questions or product information, please contact:

Dan Thompson

Product Manager


Customer Service:

Monday to Friday from 8 am - 8 pm



The terms "igus", "Apiro", "chainflex", "CFRIP", "conprotect", "CTD", "drylin", "dry-tech", "dryspin", "easy chain", "e-chain", "e-chain systems", "e-ketten", "e-kettensysteme", "e-skin", "e-spool", "flizz", "ibow", "igear", "iglidur", "igubal", "kineKIT", "manus", "motion plastics", "pikchain", "plastics for longer life", "readychain", "readycable", "ReBeL", "speedigus", "triflex", "robolink", "xirodur", and "xiros" are legally protected trademarks of the igus® GmbH/ Cologne in the Federal Republic of Germany and where applicable in some foreign countries.

igus® GmbH points out that it does not sell any products of the companies Allen Bradley, B&R, Baumüller, Beckhoff, Lahr, Control Techniques, Danaher Motion, ELAU, FAGOR, FANUC, Festo, Heidenhain, Jetter, Lenze, LinMot, LTi DRiVES, Mitsibushi, NUM,Parker, Bosch Rexroth, SEW, Siemens, Stöber and all other drive manufacturers mention in this website. The products offered by igus® are those of igus® GmbH