Arbor & Arbor Traps

Benefits

Our revolutionary Front-Loading Arbor, Arbor Trap and integrated SuperArbor systems have reinvented theatre rigging for the 21st century, offering unprecedented leaps in safety and ease of access. By replacing the rods and spreader plates of conventional rod arbors with shelves, we have eliminated the dangerous need for stagehands to bend or climb into the arbor well to load bricks. No technology has existed to successfully mitigate the actual occurrence of runaway arbors — until now.

Considerations

We are one of a small number of partners that can provide arbor and arbor traps. We look forward to working with you with this revolutionary technology. Here are some things to keep in mind:

Safety

The Arbor Trap is the first in a new category of counterweight safety devices. Available as a stand-alone device which can be retrofit into existing installations, it also comes integrated with our SuperArbor for complete retrofit and new projects.

Ergonomics

Our Front-Loading Arbor has changed the counterweight rigging ball game through design. By replacing the rods and spreader plates of conventional rod arbors with shelves, we have eliminated the dangerous need for stagehands to bend or climb into the arbor well to load bricks.

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Considerations

The SuperArbor

The SuperArbor brings our must-have innovations, the Front-Loading Arbor and the Arbor Trap, together; the way they were meant to be.

Key features:

  • Front-Loading design for superior ergonomics and safety
  • Gated shelves replace cumbersome locking collars and spreader plates
  • Compact design for more weight in less space
  • Safety rail-friendly to help you comply with code
  • Arbor Trap prevents runaways in the case of imbalance
  • Mounts to existing guide wall systems

The Arbor Trap

The Arbor Trap is the first technology to mitigate the occurrence of runaways by literally trapping any out-of-balance arbor. A full set of Arbor Traps offers a level of protection to its users unavailable with any other product. Protect your theatre and your workers with Arbor Trap.

The Front-Loading Arbor

Our patented Front-Loading Arbor has revolutionized theatre safety through ergonomics by alleviating the need for stagehands to awkwardly bend or climb into the arbor well to load bricks.

Key features:

  • Front-load bricks for both safety and speed
  • Loading bins and shelves eliminate spreader plates
  • Compact design holds more weight in less space
  • Closable gate to hold bricks securely within the arbor
  • Supports line sets 6″ or 8″ on centre
  • Mounts to existing guide wall systems

Runaway Arbor Mitigation

The Arbor Trap works by detecting imbalance, either when load is removed or counterweight added. As the arbor becomes heavier than the load, the arbor settles into the trap. The trap prevents the release of the arbor until the lineset is rebalanced, at which time the trap can be released and the lineset operated normally.