Smartstage Drapery Track Systems are engineered for show business and large venue applications. Drapery motion delivering your soft goods across stages and venues on command, drapes gathered and flat, black or white.
Modular components enable the user for permanent or touring applications, all hardware easily connects to Smartstage truss systems, with modular drive and carriage systems. Multiplex wired components connect to a central remote and programmable control system.
We recommend Velour for use with all front curtain settings. It is the best looking, longest lasting fabric for stage use and is available in many different colors. If budget is a concern, the upstage curtain setting can be changed to a less expensive fabric. Stage curtain fabric must be either flame resistant (FR) or inherently flame resistant (IFR) to meet most local and national fire codes.
Complete track and hardware packages are available for manual or motorized operation. We use only high quality tracks manufactured specifically for theatrical use and size them to your specifications. H&H Specialties and Automatic Devices Company are two of the companies providing curtain track. Most tracks are custom lengths, and selection of the track is determined by the height and weight of the curtains. Tracks can be installed for straight, curved, or serpentine operation. Miscellaneous replacement hardware including rope, carriers, and hangers are also available. Smartstage offers both the sale of the individual track products or the utilization of our own crew for turn-key installations.
|Deadhung||Battens or tracks permanently suspended with chains.|
|Fire curtains||Code required curtains to seal of proscenium openings in case of fire. We specialize in the replacement of old asbestos fire curtains.|
|Counterweight||Systems which allow the flying of battens by means of counterbalancing the batten with iron weights which ride in arbors. Complete upright and underhung systems available.|
|Motorized pipes||A system that combines the batten and motor all in one unit. Cables attach to the ceiling and the motor and pipe fly together.|
|Hoists||Temporary motorized rigging typically used for touring shows. The method used to fly overhead truss systems.|
|Pipe grids||Permanently installed grid work of pipes typically used in TV studios or black box theatres.|
|Shells||Complete custom orchestra shell systems. Flown and floor supported systems.|
|Movie screens||Complete screen installations from simple roll up to full cinemascope screens.|
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.
ENGINEERING & TESTING
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.
STORAGE & TRANSPORT
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.
SERVICE & WARRANTY
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
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.
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THE SMARTNESS OF IT ALL!
Smartstage skirting, pre-pleated, luxurious black theatrical velour. Designed to quickly adhere to your Smartstage system, providing coverage and beauty on all sides, comes with adjustable tabs to match the height setting of your stage. Easy to install by simply adhering Velcro to recessed edge of stage platforms.
- Luxurious velour fabric
- Adjustability for height
- Wrinkle free
- Fire rated and certified
- Easy to wash and maintain
- Stain resistant properties
- Will not shrink
- Velcro strip for fast install and removal, no clips, no tools
- One person to set up
- Outdoor show resistant
- Can be installed on uneven terrain
- Years and years of proven tested durability
HOW IT WORKS
Simply open your skirt, and fasten it to the stage with Velcro. At the end, tear it off. If you want to adjust the height, there are special Velcro tabs on the back which allow you to set the skirt height according to your stage height. Skirting for multi-level stages is not pleated, and has Velcro strips running down each side to allow the panels to connect to each other to form one large side panel.
Stage skirt must be pre-pleated with a 50% gather. Top of skirt must align with top of stage surface, and remain stiff and vertical with backing material. Skirt must also have a built in Velcro loop strip to adhere to stage edge. Skirting must contain flameproof agent. Skirting must be manufactured using a fabric which will maintain wrinkle free performance, and non-shrinking or fading after washing.
Skirt width should be 12’ and height be either fixed at stage height exactly within ¼” tolerance. Where skirt is multi-height, an adjusting device must exist in the back of skirt, which will provide the user the option to “pull” the skirt up to be level with the floor, and remain in that position for the duration of use without risk of detachment from people.
Let’s get started! To build you a drawing for your approval, we need to know some stuff:
- Stage width, depth and height you want skirted.
- Do you need storage bins for our skirting?
- When is delivery needed?
We will be happy to draw your room, stage and doorways with your new Smartstage system in place, which will give you a nice visual. Then we tweak the design with you, ensure in meets your budget, and then move forward to build it for you. It gets assembled on site, takes a few hours, depending on size.