Custom Solutions . Australian Manufacturing
ITE provide a range of services for Theatre's, Performing Arts Centre's, Schools, Stage Shows, Performance Venues and Drama Spaces.
ITE supplies, manufactures, and installs all types of stage machinery equipment including but not limited to counterweight systems, SERAPID orchestra lifts, entertainment chain hoists, motorized stage hoists, motorized stage platforms, customized steel work, entertainment chain hoists, curtain tracks, rigging points, pulley systems, motorized battens, theatre counterweight systems, stage maker chain hoists and fire curtain safety systems.
Whether you are seeking a fly tower to enable scenery elements to be flown in and out, or a completely automated stage machinery system in a world-class theatrical venue, ITE have over 40 years of experience in ensuring each project exceeds client expectations.
And with ITE’s ongoing maintenance program, our dedicated Stage Machinery support service, our clients can have confidence in their system’s ongoing functionality and know that support is only a call away.
ITE LX Ultra Lighting Bar
The ITE LX Ultra is a Theatrical Lighting Bar, purpose built in Australia to suit industry standard lighting fixtures. It features separate power and data partitions along the full length of the bar to prevent inductive noise. The bar is lightweight at a mere 8kg/m (without cabling) but is reliably capable of working load limits up to 500kg with a working load limit up to 500kg / 75kg/m. The bar can also be modified to form a truss for projects requiring heavier loads up to 1 tonne. The bars can be fixed, motorized, or counterweighted. For more information, please see below link.
ITE Multi-Purpose Truss Batten
The ITE Truss Batten is purpose built in Australia to suit industry standard lighting fixtures & scenery elements. The ITE truss batten is lightweight (6kg/m) in comparison to industry standard battens such as the 48.03od steel CHS (5.6kg/m) or 75x50x5 RHS (8.3kg/m). The bar is also engineered to minimize horizontal deflection for straight installation. Joins are seamless allowing a pipe trolley to move freely along the length of the batten. Due to the high strength of the truss, these battens are the perfect alternative to the industry standard counterweight system battens that generally require 3m spans or less. ITE also provides a range of accessories to suit the batten including; curtain tracking and fixings, hook clamps, pipe trolleys-with or without brake, lighting ladders, teasers and tormentors, scenery clamps and any other custom fixing on request. For more information, please see below link.
ITE Rigging Points
The ITE Rigging Point was invented as hotels in-particular began requesting discrete, heavy duty rigging infrastructure currently not available in Australia. These spaces required the rigging points to be discrete and disappear into the ceiling when not in use. The ITE Rigging Point is purpose built to suit spaces that require rigging infrastructure that is easily removable when not in use. They can be deployed quickly and easily and allow loads between 250kg - 500kg per rigging point. Each Rigging Point is designed to be flexible and allow multiple types of attachment using industry standard rigging equipment such as scaffold clamps, eye bolts, shackles, and slings. Truss or Pipe can also be used to span between the rigging points. For more information, please see below link.
ITE Lighting & General-Purpose Grids
ITE Lighting & General-Purpose Grids are multi-functional and flexible. Spaces such as studios and drama areas require the flexibility to place lighting, scenery, speakers or any other type of suspended structure in any location and height around the room depending on the ever-changing performance requirements. ITE grids are generally engineered to allow loads of 50kg/m, however in cases where these capabilities are insufficient, grids can be engineered to support loads that well exceed 50kg/m. Generally, power/data/DMX is ceiling mounted however they can be integrated into the grid if required via cable duct. The grid is designed to allow multiple types of attachment using industry standard rigging equipment. For more information, please see below link.
ITE Motorised Truss Grids
Many theatre’s, drama areas and spaces requiring frequent mounting position changes opt for motorized grids in lieu of standard Lighting Bars. ITE truss grids allow complete flexibility to mount and move fixtures, cameras and other elements in different locations around the space quickly and easily. Purpose built in Australia to suit industry standard lighting & other fixtures. ITE motorized truss grids can be flown via ITE Elevate Pile Winding Hoists or chain hoists as required. All truss grids also feature separate power and data partitions along the full length of the grids to prevent inductive noise and a fully integrated energy chain system to allow for minimum bend radius when raising and lowering the grids. For more information, please see below link.
ITE Elevate Pile Winding Hoists
The ITE Elevative Pile Winding Hoists are the benchmark in multi-drop hoists in Australia. Elevate hosits are purpose built in Australia to fly industry standard battens, lighting bars, trusses or any other suspended load. The most popular variations are the Elevate 500kg & 650kg. All hoists are engineered with safety at their core and include overtravel limits in addition to upper and lower limits, dual failsafe braking, slow start and stop, dead man control, error reporting multi-functional indicators & e-stops as required. For accesible hoists, cages are fitted to prevent injury. Hoists can be controlled in an number of ways such as via a simple wall mounted control station, hand pendant, TP panels, or an AV system. For more information, please see below link.
ITE Stage & Orchestra Lifts
ITE Entertainemnt lifts are the benchmark in Stage, Orchestra and General Purpose Lifts. Platforms can be engineered in any shape, weight capacity and stroke height depending on project requirements. ITE have been working in partnership with European Linklift manufacturer SERAPID since 2000 and have since installed lifts in every state of Australia. Components besides the Linklifts are engineered and sourced from within Australia. All manufacturing is underaken by ITE in Melbourne. All lifts are engineered with safety at their core and include overtravel limits in addition to upper and lower limits, dual failsafe braking, slow start and stop, e-stop systems, dead man control, error reporting and troubleshooting, safe edge integration to all shearing edges & interlocked balustrades where required. Systems can be controlled in a number of ways such as via a simple wall mounted control station and hand pendant. For more information, please see below link.
ITE Theatre Counterweight Systems
ITE Counterweight Systems are the cornerstone of theatre fly systems. ITE have been installing these systems since our begginings in 1980 and have continually refined our methods and equipment. Although simple in design, there are a number of crucial elements to the system that, if overlooked, can impact the user friendlines of the system dramatically. ITE manufacturers and sources all counterweight system components in Australia including the sheaves, pulleys, rope locks, wire rope terminations, guides and guide shoes, battens and lock rails. Understanding the system nuances is a key reason why ITE is known for providing the benchmark in Australian Counterweight Systems.
ITE Motorised Outdoor Screens
ITE Motorized Outdoor Screens, a new technology available in Australia, is at the forefront of engineering and innovation. ITE are able to design, manufacture and install outdoor screens that can pivot out from a building or other structure up to 45 degrees to create a ‘show’ position. This flexibility allows large audiences to enjoy optimal viewing positions for movies or presentations at night and during the day. The screen can then be stowed away in the closed position when not in use. All screens feature integral safety systems such as over travel limits, wind sensing and safety movement in the event of extreme weather and sirens upon movement. Control of these screens can be via an AV control system, wireless receivers or simple wall mounted control.
Orchestra Pit Lifts
Motorised Acoustic Banners
Manufacturing of Custom Steel/Aluminum Equipment
Pile Winding Winch Systems
Motorized Indoor/outdoor LED screens
Custom Lighting Bar Truss
Custom netting for sports centres
Counterweight System Safety Mesh Systems
Drum Winch Systems
Cable Management/Reticulation Systems
Entertainment Chain Hoists
Stage Maker Chain Hoists
ReelTech Light Lifter Solutions
Fire Curtain Systems
Maintenance and Servicing
Motorised Projectors and Screens
TV & Music Studio Rigging