The BroadWeigh wireless load cell monitoring system will take pride of place on the stand of its exclusive UK distributor, AC Entertainment Technologies (stand E30), at this year’s PLASA show. Visitors to the stand will not only see the system, which made its debut at PLASA 2015, in actionbut can also find out more about how the system has been put to use by Broadweigh’s customers since the launch.
Jonathan Purdue, sales manager at Broadweigh, commented: “The launch of our new wireless system in 2015 was a big stepping stone for us in the industry. We already had riggers who loved our wireless kit, but we were keen to raise the bar and so the new system, which boasts a radio module giving four times the range of the previous system, as well as improvements in the omni directional antenna, has had a significant impact on performance and has undoubtedly set a new standard in this area of technology.”
With a signal range of up to 800m, and the advantage of being able to assign shackles and base stations with a Group Key to provide increased security in busy environments, the system has already made a name for itself. It has proven its worth in numerous situations – from the Mariah Carey and Adele tours to the Ottawa Blues Festival, Massey Hall in Toronto, a Live Nation Italy event in Bari, Italy and for a major American football league.
Jonathan continued: “Increasingly, riggers use the system to ensure no stone is unturned when it comes to the safety of performers and audiences. Production companies want to be able to prove due diligence and our kit helps venues prove the accuracy of the loads being suspended – and best of all it is a quick and easy process.”
Touring productions are increasingly turning to companies like Oswestry based Load Cell Rental to help them prove due diligence.
Colin Luke, senior project manager at Load Cell Rental, explained: “The Broadweigh wireless kit has really proved its worth to us over the past year. With touring productions getting heavier and CDM regulations enforcement coming into play within the industry, there has never been a better time to invest in a reliable, robust system. Broadweigh ticks all the boxes – it is perfect for dry hire use in all live music venues, and for weight report services where time constraints are an issue at load in.”
Colin added: “Everyone who sees the Broadweigh system in action is bowled over by its capabilities. The precision of the system gives the customer total confidence that their rigging and stage is more than up to the job. The Broadweigh brand is developing a reputation as a leader in terms of load cell and we never hesitate to recommend the kit whenever appropriate.”