Knowledgebase: Common Terms
Rigging hardware designed and engineered to suspend equipment from operable air wall track systems without the risk of damage to the facility, equipment or injury to personnel.
Articulating Boom Lift
Electric or Diesel powered lift having multiple sections with “joints” in between them. It can unfold in ways that let the user go over and around obstacles in a tight space.
Lights used to illuminate both big indoor or outdoor open spaces by using a high intensity light. Perfect for concerts and shows.
See Sand Bag
A mechanical support used to attach a hanger rod to top flange of a beam or bar joist. They can attach to the top flange up to 1-1/4” thickness. There are numerous types, such as small mouth, large mouth, purlin, center-load, c-clamp, and light duty steel.
Rigging technique to suspend a chain motor or pick point between two existing points using steel aircraft cables or gacflex.
For clamping a pipe to a pipe. Fixed cheeseboro for right angle junctions, swivel for all other angles.
Rigging, Phrase, Clamp
Heavy-duty tripod, used by lighting and camera departments to carry out simple, temporary mounting or rigging applications
Gear, Camera, Terminology
AKA pipe clamp, is used to attach a larger piece of hardware, such as a lighting instrument, a speaker, or a dimmer, to a pipe or batten. Newer c-clamps tend to be constructed of aluminum, although steel is also available.
Gear, Rigging, Clamp
AKA an adjustable spanner or adjustable wrench, it is an open-end wrench with a movable jaw, allowing it to be used with different sizes of fastener head rather than just one fastener size, as with a conventional fixed spanner
Tool, Lights, Terminology
Large Heavy Duty Road Case
Gear, Audio, Case
Considered the workhorse of the entertainment and live events industries, it is ideal for lifting and securing truss systems for lighting and sound rigs.