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Technical Design Solutions for Theatre by Don Harvey, Ben Sammler

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Richard Gold

Quiet Heavy-Duty Traveler Track

Standard traveler track manufactured for the theatre industry, such as ADC Models 170 and 280, perform their intended functions of providing for the movement of soft goods across the stage quite well. However, when heavy scenic elements must effect similar motions, these tracks may not perform satisfactorily. Common problems include excessive noise, loads exceeding the track’s design, and sagging draw cables. Further, the hardware typically available for these tracks is designed for ½″ or ⅝″ rope operation, making the connection of ⅛″ or ch50_page105-01.gif aircraft cable for winch-driven operation difficult and cumbersome. ...

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