Motor Stage Automation invests in Litec
Friday, 5 May 2023
motor-stage-automation-litec-investment-msa120816319MSA’s Christian Vigsø (left) and Kasper Sonberg with the new Litec systems
Denmark - Motor Stage Automation (MSA) is a new company based in Denmark, working internationally, specialising in the designing art of stage and show automation and movement elements and systems. The company is headed by Christian Vigsø, who used the downtime during the pandemic to launch this venture.
“More and more shows are using automation to make themselves stand out visually, and I saw a need for a company to facilitate straightforward, practical and cost-efficient solutions across all production sectors,” stated Christian.
One of Motor Stage Automation’s first investments was in Litec DST (Dynamic Stack Truss) products, some to help facilitate the fabrication of MSA’s own Touring Dolly systems.
The purchase included large quantities of Litec DST52 Truss Rail System - 3000 / 118 inch sections, and the new Litec STK52 MTD2KN, a 52cm DST heavy duty trolley system that can handle loads of up to 1000kg moving at 21-metres-a-minute.
“One of our strategies is to invest in the newest and best equipment we can find,” explained Christian, “and while the DST52 is for sure not the newest, it is still the best. It’s also a well-respected industry standard kit and therefore an extremely cross-rentable and generally super-reliable product.”
The DST heavy duty trolley was needed for MSA’s own new heavier duty Touring Dolly systems offering the larger weight loading.
MSA’s initial Touring Dolly system was developed in response to market demand to make flying and automation systems more accessible, tourable, practical and cost effective for all sectors, boosting the possibilities for visual creativity in the process.
All the associated automation products - hoists and beam-trolleys and other automation kit - remain inside the stackable trussing system for transportation.
This eliminates the need to dismantle all of it from the trussing for each load in and tear down, saving huge amounts of time on site and during set up, and also consuming vastly less truck space!
The initial Litec order was placed during COVID, as Christian had the forethought to get ahead of the game while they had the time. “We really wanted to be ready when the world re-opened for concerts and live performance,” he says.
As it also happened, they landed a large European arena tour via UK-based The Motion Laboratories who were coordinating the automation, and the truss actually arrived just a week before the full automation package had to be ready, which comprised two x 24-metre sections of track and a Kinesys Apex hoist system to fly various stage props and also the artist above the audience.
MSA Trolley systems have already been out on several other shows and events including the Pretty Woman Danish theatre tour, and numerous corporate events.

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