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Entertainment Rigging for the 21st Century by Bill Sapsis

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Stage Automation

SCOTT FISHER

The What and Why of Automation

What is Automation?

Automation is the mechanization and control of motion tasks or operations that require precision, safety, and repeatability, or are difficult or impossible to accomplish by direct human operation, or all of the above. Automation involves the connection of machinery to the object being moved, controlling that machinery via motion-control computers and safety devices, and providing operators and programmers with the means to alter the parameters of that motion as well as the timing of execution and the coordination with other motions.

Why Automate?

There are several compelling reasons to automate the stage and rigging machinery in a theatre or production. These include: ...

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