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English translation: stage lift; rigging system

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21:02 Sep 5, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Versenkeinrichtungen
Lowering platforms in the context of stage equipment. What would be the correct term?
Rolf Bueskens
Local time: 00:09
English translation:stage lift; rigging system
Explanation:
stage lift; rigging system

More specific term:
stage lift
Searched English pages for "stage lift". Results 1 - 10 of about 497. Search took 0.42 seconds
More general term:
[manual or motorized] rigging system [for elevating / lowering stage equipment]
Searched the web for Bühne Versenkeinrichtung OR Versenkeinrichtungen. Results 1 - 8 of about 10. Search took 0.11 seconds
Good description of systems used to move stage equipment:
(Excerpt:)
During a live performance, the demand for speed, precision, repetition and lifting heavy loads, coupled with the requirements for a silent operation and an accident-free production sequence, place huge demands on the safety of high-speed (i.e. variable speed) rigging systems that can be daunting to both initiate and maintain. Generally, when designing motorized rigging systems, the intent is to have them come to a full stop to maintain safety (i.e., a fail-safe position), but this can be in direct conflict with the demand to (1) keep a performance moving at its assigned pace; and (2) design each machine for its “worst case” (i.e., maximum load) scenario. However, there are limits to the degree of safety that can be achieved in any human-to-machine interaction.
http://www.stage-directions.com/backissues/april2001/ssfindb...

HTH Tom
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Tom Funke
Local time: 08:09
Grading comment
I am not entirely convinced, but your research seems to back you up.
Thank you.
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Summary of answers provided
na +1stage lift; rigging system
Tom Funke
nastage platform lift
Hans-Henning Judek
naLowering mechanism
Poornima Iyengar
nalowering platformzapfsully


  

Answers


15 mins
lowering platform


Explanation:
I would use "lowering platform"!

zapfsully
United States
Local time: 05:09
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
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17 mins
Lowering mechanism


Explanation:
HTH
Poornima


    Ernst Technical Dictionary
Poornima Iyengar
Local time: 18:39
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 162
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43 mins
stage platform lift


Explanation:
in general terms the above answers are right, but for stage equipment this term should be correct


    De Vries ditto
Hans-Henning Judek
Local time: 22:09
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 893
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44 mins peer agreement (net): +1
stage lift; rigging system


Explanation:
stage lift; rigging system

More specific term:
stage lift
Searched English pages for "stage lift". Results 1 - 10 of about 497. Search took 0.42 seconds
More general term:
[manual or motorized] rigging system [for elevating / lowering stage equipment]
Searched the web for Bühne Versenkeinrichtung OR Versenkeinrichtungen. Results 1 - 8 of about 10. Search took 0.11 seconds
Good description of systems used to move stage equipment:
(Excerpt:)
During a live performance, the demand for speed, precision, repetition and lifting heavy loads, coupled with the requirements for a silent operation and an accident-free production sequence, place huge demands on the safety of high-speed (i.e. variable speed) rigging systems that can be daunting to both initiate and maintain. Generally, when designing motorized rigging systems, the intent is to have them come to a full stop to maintain safety (i.e., a fail-safe position), but this can be in direct conflict with the demand to (1) keep a performance moving at its assigned pace; and (2) design each machine for its “worst case” (i.e., maximum load) scenario. However, there are limits to the degree of safety that can be achieved in any human-to-machine interaction.
http://www.stage-directions.com/backissues/april2001/ssfindb...

HTH Tom



    see above
Tom Funke
Local time: 08:09
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 2419
Grading comment
I am not entirely convinced, but your research seems to back you up.
Thank you.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Roland Grefer
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