As part of the 4-day Ems Festival, which took place for the
20th time in the city of Rheine from 28 to 31 July 2022, a varied programme of
exclusive live shows and music from various decades awaited the spectators. The
focal point of the event this year was once again the floating stage directly
on the banks of the Ems.
The special thing about this floating show stage is that it
is used on flowing water, which is unique in all of Europe. Also special this
year – the first-time use of our CHAINMASTER electric chain hoists.
Perfect sound GmbH with project manager Marco Ahmann, was
responsible for the set-up and dismantling as well as the operation of the show
stage during the festival. 6x CHAINMASTER D8Plus Ultra 500 kg models with 25 m
chain were used on the stage. In this special application, special attention
was paid to the IP protection class. IP66 was deliberately chosen as it is
ideal for use in the open air. “The D8Plus Ultra series from CHAINMASTER
convinced us with its compact design and the fact that it can also be used in
the rain without any problems. That was an important knock-out criterion for
such an event,” says stage and lighting manager Marco Ahmann enthusiastically.
The entire stage is subject to elaborate construction and
constant monitoring, as it has to be lowered when the water level reaches a
certain level or when the flow velocity of the Ems reaches 0.5 m/s. This
requires that the stage used has to be able to withstand the rain. This
requires that the electric chain hoists used must be ready for use at all times
to ensure safety. “Under these conditions, the first choice was clearly
CHAINMASTER products,” says Marco Ahmann.
Looking back, perfect sound GmbH realised a great project here with our CHAINMASTER products and was able to give the open-air festival an unforgettable charm. “We are looking forward to further joint projects!”, says Nikos Böttcher, Sales CHAINMASTER GmbH.
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