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Magic Moments with Movecat

Magic Moments with Movecat

Europe – In 2018 the Ehrlich Brothers are once again touring large arenas in Germany, Luxemburg, Austria and Switzerland with their latest show "Fascination". The two brothers, Andreas and Chris Ehrlich, have developed a spectacular show featuring illusions seen nowhere else in the world, in which high-tech stage equipment plays a major role and that is packing some of Europe‘s largest halls and stadiums. On their current tour, for example, the Ehrlich Brothers are making an eight-ton, 2,000 BHP monster truck materialise on stage out of nothing as well as bursting the boundaries of physics by "teleporting" individual spectators right across the hall.

To realise a production of such complexity, the Ehrlich Brothers have been relying this year upon chain hoist systems and controllers from Movecat. To replace in their entirety the kinetic systems previously used, Ehrlich Entertainment GmbH invested in Movecat‘s VMKS chain hoists, V-Motion-E variable motion controllers and I-Motion Basic-C show controllers.

The Movecat VMK-S chain hoists, which comply with BGV C1, DIN 56950:2012- 05 and EN 61508 SIL 3, are notable for their innovative technology and ultra-flexible handling whilst meeting the highest safety standards. Henceforth, Ehrlich Brothers productions will employ seven special versions of the VMK-S-1000 model as climbing hoists capable of lifting loads of up to 1,000kg safely through distances up to 24 metres.

In combination with the VMK-S chain hoists, the Ehrlich Brothers are relying on seven Movecat V-Motion- 40-E-SIL3 variable motion controllers in their "E" configuration. Unlike the basic version, these are equipped with special integrated network and motor filters and a dual processor for scenic runs over people in mobile, decentralised operation as defined by SIL3-EN 61508.

The I-Motion Basic-C II show controller functions as a compact system controller for the systemic control of kinetic drives. The intelligent controller console is equipped with an integrated 12" touchscreen, a key-based input unit, a user ID card reader, a speed ratio encoder and a drive lever with a "dead man" function, for the dynamic control of runs performed by up to 24 VMK-S chain hoists in conjunction with the V-Motion controllers.

7th February 2018

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