Horizontal scenery transport SCT Silent Chain Theatre

This horizontal transfer system makes it possible to move scenery wagons fast and almost silently.
The chain magazines can be placed vertically or horizontally above or below the stage. This product line is composed of 2 types of chain, SCT40 and SCT60 adapted to different load capacities. They include modular elements that are ready to connect to each other and thus create an easy-to-install linear transfer system.
Each system can be used to push or pull a scenery wagon of a maximum of 35 tonnes over several dozen metres.  Positioned at 90°, these systems offer the possibility of cross transfers. When one of the chains is retracted it releases the perpendicular sheath, thereby allowing another chain to be deployed.
• Fast: up to 1 m / sec. (200 ft / min.)
• The chain guides are also used to guide the wagons
• Working load of up to 35 tonnes per chain

key for the diagram of a system installed on a theatre stage:
A : wagon A being transferred
B : wagon B in a forward to back movement
C : compensator in the high position
D : chain guides
E : chain storage
F : drive guards and return guards
Since the chains pass underneath the wagons, the system can be used to move wagon A while leaving wagon B in position.