H & H Specialties is pleased to
announce these recent improvements to our product lines as well as company
In October 2014, H & H
Specialties moved to our new facility in City of Industry, California.
We are now integrated into one large, 58,000 foot facility instead of
spread out in four separate buildings as we were in South El Monte. If
you are in the Los Angeles area, please stop by and we would love to
give you the tour.
|Upcoming Trade Shows
USITT Stage Expo will be held
at the Duke Energy Center, Cincinnati, OH. Stage Expo exhibit days are
March 19-21, 2015. H & H Specialties will be located in Booth 1127. If
you would like a complimentary guest pass for Exhibit Hall admission,
please contact our office. We look forward to seeing you in Cincinnati.
For the fourth year, the Las Vegas Convention Center
will be the site of LDI in 2015. The Exhibit Hall will be open October
23-25, 2015. H & H Specialties will be located in Booth 333. If you would
like a complimentary guest pass for Exhibit Hall admission, please
contact our office. Please join us in Las Vegas.
USITT Conference Student Scholarships
Again this year, H & H Specialties has offered student
scholarships to the USITT Conference & Stage Expo March 18-21, 2015, in
Cincinnati, OH. Six students who signed up before the Very Early
Registration deadline this year will have their conference fees returned
courtesy of H & H Specialties. The six were chosen at random by USITT
staff from all that signed up before the deadline. The only
qualification was that recipients must have been members of USITT for at
least one year. This year we congratulate John Hobson, Kiah Kayser,
Alexandra Mauch, Michael Mellul, Timothy Strickland, and Courtney
The United States Institute of Theatre Technology, Inc.
is the association of design, production and technology professionals in
the performing arts and entertainment industry. For additional
information please visit USITT.
Model 488EZ, EZstop Curtain Controller
Introduced at LDI in Las Vegas at
LDI in November 2013, the EZstop Curtain Controller is a
user-friendly, easily programmable, 10-stop curtain machine controller.
The factory-installed option may be added to all curtain machines
manufactured by H & H Specialties. Programming of the eight
intermediate stops is similar in idea to that of an automobile radio,
it’s EZ. Jog the curtain to the desired position, and hold until
the indicator light flashes and the position is set.
features simple, intuitive setup and operation. Mechanical limit
switches are provided for end-of-travel positions with eight
programmable intermediate stop positions. Control station is an
industrial 7” color touchscreen with position feedback graphically
displayed on screen. Automatic coast offset provided for position
accuracy as well as on-screen diagnostics. Curtain machines equipped
with EZstop may also be controlled by a third party front end
with up to 99 individual EZstop addresses. EZstop is the
ideal solution for viewing rooms with multi-format projection or any
application where bi-directional multi-stop control of a curtain machine
is desired. Your solution is EZstop. Contact the factory today
for additional information.
No. 451 Really Useful Carrier
The Really Useful Carrier lives up to its name! The wheels have recently
been upgraded with a shielded precision ball bearing that is custom made for
our application. This carrier has a working load of 200 pounds and can be
used in a variety of applications for tracking scenery, lighting, and other
No. 451A Really Useful Carrier
How do you make a Really Useful Carrier more
useful? We add a third set of wheels installed on the body. The third
set of wheels helps prevent tipping when a potentially unbalanced load
is supported by two or more carriers. This model is also equipped with
wheels that feature precision shielded ball bearings for smoother
operation and longevity.
Model 228 Carrier
H & H Specialties introduces our new
Model 228 Black Single Carrier. With the popularity of the
urethane-tired wheels for the 400 Series and 500 Series tracks, a new
urethane-tired carrier has been developed for the 200 Series. The
urethane tire allows the carrier to roll smoothly and quiet while
accommodating a heavier curtain. This carrier has a recommended
working load of 10 pounds.
|Stacking Space Estimator
How much space does it take to stack a
curtain? The H & H Specialties’ Stacking Space Estimator will
for you! A simple Excel tool is available in the “Resources” section
of our website. The estimator will calculate the track hardware stacking
space for you once you enter the number of carriers into the spreadsheet. Note: for heavyweight and lined curtains, additional stacking space will be
required to accommodate the density of the fabric(s).
Catalog Sixteen is now available. After years of development, the new catalog of stage curtain tracks,
electric curtain machines and light duty rigging is complete. The catalog
has been expanded to include many new products.
There are many updated charts and other
useful information on product application. Of special note is the
Recommended Track Hanger Spacing chart of page 4.
The Model 459 Draw Curtain Machine has been a popular item
the past thirty years. This traction drive curtain machine can be used on
very long tracks or where the machine must be located a short vertical
distance between it and the curtain track.
Our latest version is a result of
requests from many Consultants to provide curtain machines for variable
acoustic tracks in theatres and concert halls. The unit is equipped with a
special gear reducer that is filled with synthetic lubricant and sealed
for life, therefore, future maintenance is reduced. The machine base is
also designed with an integral drip pan and tension device enclosure/drapery
deflector. For acoustical curtains, we have two popular speeds: 31 and 41
feet per minute. Other speeds are available, please consult the factory. We also offer the options of magnetic disc brakes, encoders, variable speed
drives, three phase motors, and low voltage DC control circuits. Unit shown
has the optional encoder and three phase motor installed.
We like this design so much that all of our
459 Draw Curtain Machines are now manufactured with these improved features
at no added cost. For machines used with performance curtains we still
offer faster operating speeds per our catalog.
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