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Playing an important role behind the scenes at events and performances

The Challenges

Many people probably think that hoisting equipment is used only in factories and construction, but hoists play key roles in entertainment, too. At event facilities, studios, stages, aquariums, and even theme parks, hoists work behind the scenes, and often unnoticed, in both small and large productions.

How KITO Meets the Challenge

The TNER's design makes it very versatile to a wide range of applications within the entertainment industry. Its ability to invert or be in a "motor up / motor down" orientation provides not only low headroom but also easy installation.
Hoists also do the heavy lifting at aquariums, where they are used when moving large animals, such as dolphins and killer whales, to and from different tanks. A telpher crane and electric hoist are installed on top of the tank, and Twin Hook Type hoists or Simultaneous Trolley Type hoists are used to maintain balance while transporting their delicate cargo. In these cases, specialized machinery lubricants are required so that they do not harm the animals if ingested.


Twin-unit simultaneous operation electric chain hoists are used to move a dolphin at an aquarium.


Reversible electric chain hoists are used to suspend a speaker system in a theater.


Reversible electric chain hoists are used to suspend lighting in a gym. (full view)


KITO theatrical chain hoists are used to lift up truss that holds the lighting/acoustic equipment at a musical theater.
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