Germany - Triple E is launching the 'universal building system', ModTruss, Europe-wide at Prolight + Sound Frankfurt 2016 in Hall 3, Level 0, Booth 19.
The team launched the US-designed ModTruss in the UK in June 2015, immediately winning 'Engineering Product of the Year' at the ABTT Theatre Show Awards in London.
Best described as full size Meccano, the ModTruss system features a lightweight aluminium construction and a repeating hole pattern, meaning applications are practically unlimited.
"When I first saw ModTruss at LDI in Las Vegas I was immediately inspired by its potential," says Triple E's Managing Director, David Edelstein. "We've put a lot of hard work in to bring this product to the European market and are extremely excited about what it can achieve for the industry. ModTruss is now available exclusively from Triple E and interest is incredible. There is nothing else like it on the market."
Recently, ModTruss provided a strong and versatile solution to fly a powerfully bright 18kW Arrimax HMI head in an arc over the stage for the world premiere of Morgen und Abend at London's Royal Opera House. The opera moves to Deutsche Oper Berlin, premiering in April, using the same ModTruss structure. ModTruss is being utilised as training and rigging structures and used to build stages at events including PLASA London.
ModTruss is also available in steel for additional strength and greater spanning capabilities. The ModTruss product line lends itself to create endless configurations using standard accessories, ensuring ideas that once took extensive custom design and fabrication to be constructed easily and fast.
A unique feature of ModTruss is its ability to form laminated beams, bolting Modtruss sections one on top of the other increases its load carrying capacity by a factor of eight and enables it to create long spans between supports.
Triple E is exhibiting ModTruss for the first time at Prolight + Sound where they will demonstrate its versatility and many applications. Videos from recent projects will also be shown on stand to show this ability.
"We're extremely excited about the possibilities of ModTruss - it really is rare to be able to offer a product of such simplicity-yet-genius that has the power to truly change the way our industry approaches set building, event structures and any application that tubular truss is currently used for". Edelstein continues. "There's an unwelcome amount of wastage in our industry - using ModTruss as the backbone of scenic construction and being able to re-configure the components in a new application for the next show is a totally new concept in our world. The product can serve for years as a kit of parts for building supporting and articulating successive shows for any size of stage or event."
ModTruss components can be reused, repurposed, and re-configured and in the process reduce waste, allowing designers, production managers and producers real cost savings coupled with enormous flexibility for creative design.
Triple E is in Hall 3, Level 0, Booth 19 at the Messe Frankfurt from 5-8 April 2016.