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TURNING SET

Feb 2019 | Theater

By integrating our ARMAZ Flat motors into a custom turntable, magic happens when a cube smoothly spin during show or blackout. The Comédie de Saint-Étienne asked ExMachina to design and motorize this two-floors house set, J’ai Pris Mon Père Sur Mes Épaules by Fabrice Melquiot and staged by Arnaud Meunier.

The challenge was here to friction drive a 6x6x6m cube with a total weight of 7.5 tons. Three ARMAZ Flat motors are necessary for this application. If we push them at their maximum capacity, 1 turn of the house is done in 27 secs. In addition to the perfect reliability of friction drive, the unique touchpad control is very well appreciated.

The full set was designed with Onshape, modern web-based CAD tool. The model sharing and interactivity facilitate communication between designers and constructors.
Show will be on tour during 2019 all around France, and we consider touring expectations in our designs of course!