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Lighting Truss Systems

Stage Concepts supply aluminium lighting truss from all the major manufacturers such as Milos, Duratruss, Global truss, Alustage and Prolyte. We also offer our own custom UK truss manufacturing facilities. Therefore we can provide specialist and non standard truss designs under our SC Pro brand.

We can advise you through the different grades of stage truss available and its suitability for whatever your requirement or situation may be, from a lightweight shop truss system to heavy duty industrial stage truss rigging.

Trussing is simply an invaluable tool for quickly creating a defined display area which is strong enough to support heavy equipment, and for providing secure mounting for curtains and advertising banners.

Often hidden away behind screens and drapes, truss is the backbone of theatre and television production due to its flexibility and its ability to be altered quickly on the spot.

Truss Structure

Lighting truss is found everywhere in our daily lives from fashion catwalks, car showrooms, exhibitions, live events, nightclubs, sporting events and just about every rock and pop stage show ever put on.

Standard and custom truss joining pieces, corner systems and intersections allow structures to be completely catered to fit your exact needs, be it an elaborate design or one that has to fit into a designated space.

Stage Truss Design

We can advise you through the different grades and ratings of truss available and the suitability of its usage for whatever your requirement may be. From a lightweight shop system to heavy duty industrial lighting truss rigging that needs to be capable of supporting hundreds of kilograms worth of lighting and line array sound system.

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Frequently Asked…

What is lighting truss?

Lighting truss is an aluminium framework used to support a range of equipment across a stage area. It is commonly used to mount lighting, audio and visual equipment, curtains and advertising banners. Lighting truss can be seen everywhere, including; stage and television productions, concerts, exhibitions, clubs, fashion catwalks and shops. It can either be installed permanently or transported between venues, and a range of types are available to suit all requirements.

What types of lighting truss are available?

There are many different types of lighting truss available to suit various needs. These include, ladder, triangle and quad truss. We also offer pre-packaged truss systems which provide everything needed for set up. Each type of truss is suitable for different purposes, for instance ladder truss is perfect for lightweight systems, such as supporting displays at an exhibition. While quad truss is ideal for heavy duty rigging, so would be perfect for a stage production, and supporting extensive lighting and sound equipment.

What is the best type of lighting truss?

The best type of lighting truss will depend on your requirements, for instance; weight load, size, portability, and usage. We provide truss from major manufacturers, including Milos, Duratruss, Global truss, Alustage and Prolyte, and we also offer custom UK truss manufacturing facilities. Our team at Stage Concepts would be happy to advise you on the different types of truss so you can find the best system for your needs.

How do you connect lights to truss?

Lighting equipment can be easily clamped to truss, using a suitable truss lighting clamp. We provide many variations of clamps and couplers to suit all truss types and loads of up to 500kg. Our range includes simple G-clamps, half couplers, and more specialist swivel couplers. These clamps and couplers can easily fasten a variety of equipment to a trussing system.

How do you assemble lighting truss?

The process of assembling lighting truss varies depending on the brand and type. The majority of truss fits together using conical connections, with a locking pin and clip system to hold them in place. Start by building the top section of your truss at ground level to create a frame. Next add the legs in sections to raise the frame up. To minimise the need for height access equipment, try to keep connections at a low level.

How much weight can lighting truss hold?

The weight load of lighting truss will vary significantly depending on the type of truss being used. For instance ladder truss is designed for lightweight equipment, while quad truss is suitable for heavy weight loading, and can support hundreds of kilograms worth of equipment. Please contact our team at Stage Concepts for more information on weight loading.

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