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Quiet and Accurate linear motion

Tackle trapdoors, pop-up props, or sliding steps without wrestling with another air hose or hissing valve.

Trickline is a belt-driven linear actuatore that is available with travel distances between 4ft to 32ft.

It is super quiet, accurate, and compact to fit in small spaces even near audiences members. Use it with curtain track to move drapes, flats, projection screens, LED panels, or futuristic Star Trek doors.
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Strong 

Trickline boasts 150lbs of line pull and the integral linear bearing is rated for 150lbs of dynamic load.


That’s enough power to actuate a 4ft x 8ft trap door or sunroof. Or use it as a counterweight assist device and make a draw bridge or murphy bed pivot into position.

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Fast

Trickline runs at a brisk 15 in/sec at 60Hz (30 in/sec oversped). Custom motor options are available. Fast enough for an automated prop or piece of scenery to keep pace with an actor.


Mary Poppins can have a bit more magic in her bag when all the furniture is rigged to Tricklines to move “by itslef”.

Safe & Easy

Trickline integrates with the Showstopper 3 system to ensure that all effects can be halted in an instant if problems arise. Running a linear actuator with an electric motor eliminates the hassle of running hydraulics and offers better control than pneumatics.


Just as important as emergency stopping is the Trickline’s accurate and repeatable movement. Whether its curtains or beefier scenery, Trickline can hit its mark within a fraction of an inch every time.

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Plug and Play

Set up is painless and simple. Trickline comes pre-wired to connect to our 1-2hp Stagehand Apprentice, so you can start writing cues quickly.


The body of the Trickline can be mounted in almost any orientation. The moving head is attached to the scenery to drive the motion.


All can be set up and ready to move in a couple of hours or less.

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Specifications

Size & Weight

  • 10" x 16"wide at the motor (8" wide elsewhere). 
  • The overall length is determined based on your needs.
  • Trickline weights 95 lbs. with 48" of travel channel.

Performance
  • 150 lbs of line pull
  • 15 inches per second @ 60 Hz
Motor & Gearbox

1/2 HP motor

Power

  • 110V 1-Phase input power

Kits

  • Starter Kit

Trickline

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Friction drive turntable machine

Stagehand Apprentice (110 V)

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Automation controller for lateral movement

Showstopper 3 Basae

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Emergency stop circuitry for up to eight axis

Showstopper 3 Consolette

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Remote station to execute cues, jog motors, and e-stop button

Spikemark License

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Software to program and visualize all your scenic moves

Electrical Cables

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  • 50ft Power Cable

  • 50ft Ethernet Cable

  • 10ft Ethernet Cable

  • Ethernet switch

  • 50ft Showstopper Cable

  • 10 Showstopper Accessory Device Cable

  • Add On Kit

Trickline

 

Friction drive turntable machine

Stagehand Apprentice (110 V)

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Automation controller for lateral movement

Spikemark License

 

Software to program and visualize all your scenic moves

Electrical Cables

  • 50ft Power Cable

  • 50ft Ethernet Cable

  • 50ft Showstopper Cable

$ 6500
Trickline Machine Only

1/2 hp electric linear actuator with 48″ of travel. Additional length available for $325/ft, up to 20 ft maximum.

$ 15250
Trickline Starter Kit

The simplest automation kit for linear movement. Everything you need for the stage, studio, or classroom.

$ 11500
Trickline Add-On Kit

Only the parts you need to add a Trickline to your inventory. Just the machine and the Stagehand.

Want to Rent a Trickline?

Rent a complete Trickline kit or just the components you need when you need it. (Most rental kits average $650 per week)

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