Doughty will be debuting a new Sixtrack drive
UK - Doughty Engineering's award winning Modular Rigging System will be making its first official appearance at this year's ABTT show. The range which is riding high on a wave of success, was first introduced as a prototype at last year's show to such acclaim that it was awarded the ABTT Award for Engineering. Since then, the product has gone global and Doughty will be exhibiting a new range of additional items, both on the stand and in the new viewing area at the show.

Mark Chorley, design engineer at Doughty explained, "Such is the success of the range, we are continually developing add on items in response to feedback from lighting designers who, for the first time are experiencing the freedom to run wild with their ideas. The latest items to join the range are the half connector with eye and half connector with cable holders which allow for the H-Frames to be flown at different heights. We hope that this year's ABTT show will be a platform for designers to come forward and present us with their wish list for the range. We feel the possibilities are endless."

With a safe working load of 100kg, the half egg conical connectors will enable lighting designers to fly the H-Frames from wire rope, giving even more creative potential. Meanwhile the half connector with cable holder provides the possibility of infinite adjustment to the wire rope, so the H-Frames can be constantly height adjusted without damaging the cable.

As well as the Modular Rigging range, Doughty will also be debuting a new Sixtrack drive. Lighter and quieter than its older brother, the new drive is a plug and play device, boasting variable speeds and seamless operation at no additional cost. Mark noted, "This new, improved drive is suitable for use by both the professional and amateur market and can be used in venues ranging from theatres to schools. We'll be demonstrating it on the stand and hope to gain positive feedback on this new addition to the range."

The Doughty team will be on hand throughout the show and while keen to use the show as an opportunity to display its product range, Julian Chiverton, sales director said, "For us a show like ABTT is as much about catching up with existing companies and meeting potential new customers as it is about showing off our products. We invest a lot of time into research and development of each and every one of our products and these shows are invaluable for giving us the chance to meet with the end-users, gather opinions and use these ideas and suggestions to develop our products even further."

(Jim Evans)

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