Smartstage loading and ADA ramps, truly flexible for smart stage builders. Freedom to build in any direction, any height and over any terrain. Simple to erect, set legs, decks, rail and go go go!
Smartstage ramps have a self inherent “hexigrip” finish to provide long lasting ultimate grip to anti-slip action, even when wet.
Smart ramps can be constructed to bend in any direction and height, and we make three different styles, Fastfold, single leg, and one piece.
After your show, package it up into a Smartsage touring carts as a “kit”, and off to storage or the next show.
SMARTSTAGE BENEFITS – THE SMARTNESS OF IT ALL!
- Can bridge obstacles
- Outdoor show resistant
- Understage storage
- Can be installed un uneven terrain
- Variable height legs for uneven terrain (optional)
- Baked on black finish
- Lightweight and strong
- Heights from 6 inches to 10 feet
- Compact and attractive while stored
- Re-positioning as desired
- Years and years of proven tested durability
ADA ramp components;
Support structure is to be aluminum alloy 6061-T6, with a “scissor action” fold up feature and / or aluminum single legs preset to required height / position. Frame must have a device which sets opening position correctly. All diagonal bracing is to be integral, with no additional parts or braces. Leg loading capacity must be 6600 lbs per leg. Support frame must have four legs. Each leg will also have removable locator plates with one, two or four plastic nodes. Locator plates will guide deck into position for lock-off by tightening of deck corner tightening knob.
There are to be no loose bolts, or pins on lanyards. ADA ramp must be fully self connected with no extruding devices, leg holds where required, and solid connection to elevated platform. Ramps must contain starter plate at ground zero surface.
All open sides must have guardrail with lateral compressive strength of 150lbs, firmly connected to ramp, including landings. All changes transitions must be gap free.
Smartstage does make a simple option, a one piece, all aluminum ramp, ready to go right as it is loaded in. Solid aluminum, 3’ wide, guardrail friendly, comes in one length – 16’. For ADA, a 16’ ramp is good for a 16” high stage. For loading, you can go to 48”. If you need a longer ramp, get two – 32”, get three – 48”, need landing between each ramp. ADA states a flat landing is required for every 49494949 feet of ramp.
Smartstage experts will come to your site to oversee load in and assembly of your new system, and also train your in-house team to understand the flexibility of Smartstage, and the many combinations possible. We will stay on site until the last spot is polished. Our stages are so easy to install, we know you can do it, so we also provide phone and internet assistance as required.
Smartstage stages are engineered and laboratory tested to breaking strength. All components meet and exceed building code and OSHA code requirements for all of North America and Europe. Our factory has a three stage quality control process, certifying materials on arrival, during manufacture, and sample load testing daily during production.
Smartstage stages are largely maintenance free, always inspect for damage. Clean floor and frames with mild soap and water if and as required, surfaces are durable and contain “stain guard” properties. You can also mist and rub your entire system with WD 40 to keep it looking new, and if you ever need to touch up a scratch, use semi-gloss black spray can.
Very easy to transport, ship and load. Our special touring style carts have hanging arms, just pack your ramp and place into the rack. One rack can easily carry one whole ramp as a combination of stage decks, fastfolds, and hardware or drapery. At Smartstage, we believe attention needs to be invested into your storage needs to ensure clear movement from the venue, and optimization of your storage space whether under the stage, show to show in touring trailers, or stacked high in storage rooms by forklift.
Smartstage will accept returns on stock items, with a restocking charge, providing product remains new and not used or shows. Custom made product cannot be returned. Changes or cancellations are acceptable under similar terms to returns. If it’s a custom, we need to hold on to your deposit though to cover lost time and materials. Delays and storage. Order too early? No problem, we will help you. If your venue is not ready to accept delivery yet, we have many ways to warehouse your order for you, just let us know your situation.
Smartstage is not a bank, but we are linked in with some. We will help you in every way to fund your new Smartstage purchase, including term financing, leasebacks, and rent to buy.
How It Works
When Smartstage racks roll into the venue, one person simply sets a frame on the floor, opens it up like a pair of scissors and set your leg height.
One leg of a fastfold frame is designed to support multiple deck corners by placement of the ergonomically friendly locator plate, for one, two or four corners.
Set your decks, stairs, skirt, and you’re ready for a show.
What sizes and models do we make?
Smartstage ramps are available in multiple height or length increments from 3” up to 14’ in height.
There are three ways to build your Smartstage ramps;
- Fastfold frames
Fastfold ramps are just that, fast. Good for longer / higher ramps and where time is a factor, like on tour. They can be constructed with landings, and all configurations, typically using 4×8 decks.
- Single leg
Single leg ramps cut costs, and allow greater freedom to with lengths and unique configurations. We will help you with the design, simply plot the route and length with landings telling us what hardware you need. Once constructed, added leg and deck clams will provide further stability. Single leg ramps can have landings and guardrails.
- All aluminum one piece ramp
Smartstage does make a simple option, a one piece, all aluminum ramp, ready to go right as it is loaded in. Solid aluminum, 3’ wide, guardrail friendly, comes in one length – 16’.
Typical component list;
- Deck 4 x 8, black w/hexigrip top
- Fastfold frame legs, 4×8 2-3′, black, telescopic leg, 6″ leveling foot
- Fastfold frame legs, 4×8 3-5′ black, telescopic leg, 6″ leveling foot
- Single leg at 6″
- Single leg at 12″
- Locator plate 2 node
- Guardrail 8′ at 36″
- Deck clamp
- 2 leg clamp
They all come with black baked finish, are lightweight with all the smart features. We will make any size frame as a custom.