FAQ - Technical questions

  1. Can I combine with brands that say they have “Prolyte compatible” truss?

    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 different parties: the user, the employer, the owner and the manufacturer/distributor. This risk is based on the effect of different legal spheres such as product safety, product liability, warranty and reliability as well as stability and load bearing capacity.


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  2. Is Prolyte certified?

    Yes, Prolyte’s complete manufacturing process is EN1090 certified. Actually, Prolyte is the first truss manufacturer to obtain the EN1090 certificate in the highest execution class, EN1090- 3 EXC3. With certificates issued by no less than two independent certifying, notified bodies, the certification procedure has been very thorough. Prolyte produces its load-bearing structures in execution class 3 (EXC3) and service class 1 (SC1) according to…

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  3. What will change with the implementation of the Eurocodes?

    The way of calculating the strength of trusses and structures made from truss.

    What will change for Prolyte users?
    Not so much in practice, the loading tables have changed slightly.
    As before, for each structure build, you need to be able to show a static calculation, according to the current applicable standard.

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  4. Can I order custom made products?

    Yes, that is possible. Prolyte supplies a broad range of standard products but is able to design and manufacture all types of custom or bespoke structures. Examples of bespoke structures can be found on the Inspiration page.
    Please contact your nearest Prolyte distributor for more information.

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  5. Can I calculate my own truss grid?

    Calculating a truss grid is complex exercise. When the structure is a 2D or 3D truss structure or suspended from more than 2 points you just can’t use the loading tables and loads cannot be calculated that easily. You are advised to call in the help of a professional rigger / engineer. Please consult the Prolyte BlackBook: technical matters on for further reading.

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  6. Can I test build my construction at Prolyte or at my location?

    When you buy a larger or complex construction an initial proof building is part of the sales, in order to guarantee your crew is sufficiently trained and competent to set up these types of constructions. This can be organised at Prolyte or at your location, depending on the circumstances. 

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  7. New calculations and loading tables for Prolyte truss explained

    Differences between the old and new calculation principles:
    Before the new Euro Codes 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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  8. Where can I get technical advice?

    Prolyte believes that safety is paramount when it comes to using truss, staging or rigging equipment. Technical advice is provided on several levels, Prolyte provides blogs, whitepapers and the BlackBook, all containing basic technical knowledge. For more advanced or specific support you can contact your nearest Prolyte distributor. If your request requires more in-depth advice,…

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  9. Can I get technical support on location?

    When your project or construction requires specified support, further to the normal work of a rigging company, Prolyte is always there to help! The entertainment market has can be quite demanding, Prolyte is aware that meeting deadlines and customers requirements is vital. So when it comes to the support for correct building instructions and implementing safe working practices you can rely on Prolyte to support you.

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  10. Can I get a Prolyte training at location?

    Prolyte has an active learning programme – the Prolyte Campus. Under the umbrella of the Prolyte Campus we offer in-house training, rigging courses, hand-on training and product training. We have a team of experienced lecturers to support your needs.



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