Technical Blogs

  • Prolyte Campus at Palm India: Creating awareness as a process

    30/06/2015

    Creating awareness on safety and a constructive attitude towards health and safety issues is a process that needs patience and continuous training

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  • Unbalanced, Asymmetric or Uneven Loading?

    29/06/2015

    Many audio techs and electricians will think: Ah, Okay, I know about that. But in rigging and trussing the word does not seem to be as familiar as it should.

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  • Leatherman or Weather app?

    09/06/2015

    The effect that wind can have on an outdoor structure is immense – people do not always realise how large the impact of wind force on any structure can be.

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  • Better get insurance

    04/03/2015

    There are sometimes good reasons to doubt the quality of a manufacturer, especially if they manufacture, not hindered by any knowledge, 5 or more different types of connection systems.

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  • New calculations and loading tables for Prolyte truss explained

    05/02/2015

    Before the Eurocodes were implemented, calculations for truss and truss structures were made according to the ASD (Allowable Stress Design) calculation method. The principles of these calculations were written in the DIN standard. This standard provided all the figures for the maximum allowable stress for different Aluminium alloys in non-welded and welded positions.

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  • Can I combine with “Prolyte compatible” truss?

    05/01/2015

    From a distance all trusses look the same. On closer examination, however, differences become apparent. Joining together trusses from different manufacturers places a high risk of liability on both the user, the employer, the owner and the manufacturer/distributor.

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  • Uniqueness of lifting shackles

    25/11/2014

    The first one that comes to mind, reading shackles will be the common type used in the entertainment business, known as: screw pin anchor shackle, and also referred to as screw pin bow shackle. The following remark however is just as valid for this one: the screw pin chain shackle, or D-shackle.

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  • Identification of lifting shackles

    25/11/2014

    All lifting components that can be affected in their safety as a result of use, abuse, wear and so forth shall be inspected at least once a year. Thus no sense in denying shackles shouldn’t be.

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  • Slinging methods: Do we know 'm all?

    25/11/2014

    Slinging of trusses is of course not the most common cause of accidents that involve truss structures. Beyond any doubt that would be overloading of the truss span itself or overloading of a chain motor. Negligence in planning or maintenance does play a role.

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  • Shackles inspection

    06/11/2014

    Notified Body inspectors barely do a serious job in checking your shackles, because they don’t need to. But they still send you an invoice, so you might be better off to do the job yourself. Don’t waste your money on some inspection company to check your shackles if you can easy learn to do it yourself.

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Prolyte StageDex are light, super strong and easily manageable, and the fact that DWR can supply me with whatever I need to add or bolt on is a bonus

Kyle Nel AVS, South Africa