PL+S 2018: Doughty debuts lightweight stand

Doughty’s Lightweight Lighting Stand will make its Prolight & Sound debut this year. Visitors to Hall 3.0 stand E11 can see the new stand, which is currently in prototype format and takes the principles of a Tank Trap but packages them into a neater, more aesthetically pleasing model.

Dan Phillips, project sales co-ordinator at Doughty, comments: “The new Lightweight Lighting Stand comprises a flat, round plate and slim tube, slotted at each end to allow cables to run unseen inside it. A 28mm receiver is incorporated in the top of the stand which will take an industry standard 28mm spigot. When used in conjunction with a spigot adapter, the stand can also be used to hold small speakers. This robust piece of kit has a sleeker appearance than the standard Tank Trap and comes with a stacking slot which allows for the stands to be stacked together as well as a carry handle. We’re delighted to be bringing this prototype to Frankfurt to get feedback from everyone who attends.”

The Three Position Tank Trap will also feature on this year’s stand. Following its debut in 2017, it went on to win the ABTT Engineering Product of the Year. This piece of kit enables rigging to be built close to a wall, in the corner of a room or near to an obstruction. It has a detachable receiver suitable for 48mm barrel, which may be fitted to any of the three mounting points, which are located in the centre as per a standard tank trap, at the edge and in the corner.

In addition the Tank Trap Trolley will receive its Frankfurt debut. Designed by Doughty as a result of feedback from its customers at last year’s show, this compact trolley can transport and store ten Three Position Tank Traps. Receivers slot in between the Tank Traps and are captivated by a retaining plate.

The Space Saver Omega will make its first appearance on stand E11. Launched in Q4 of 2017, the Omega version of the Space Saver sees one of Doughty’s Omega clamps permanently fitted to a luminaire with a hinge that locks into place. In the closed position, the luminaire can be put in its flight case neatly and easily without having to dismantle all the pieces, thus eliminating the chance that pieces are lost or mislaid when moving from one location to another.

Phillips adds: “Not only is it a more ergonomic solution, but it also speeds things up for the lighting technician who might find himself having to move lights into difference locations on a rig, or for the touring lighting professional for whom time is always of the essence.”

Laurence Dyer, UK sales representative at Doughty, says: “We’ll also have our Pole Operated Yoke and of course our wide range of clamps and a selection of items from our extensive product range.”


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