Getting Started

Congratulations on your purchase of the Rotator from Creative Conners, Inc. The Rotator is a center driven, rotating machine that is designed to meet the demands of scenic automation in non-lifting applications. Perfect for turntables, periaktos, or install it on a wagon and pair it with our Pushstick Deck Winch to make a turtle). To get started, simply connect the Rotator to an accompanying Stagehand controller that is connected to a Showstopper Base and you will be ready to Make It Move!

This manual will direct you through:

  1. Unpacking

  2. Installing & Testing

  3. Operation Procedures

If you need help along the way, contact us on our website (, via email (, or by phone (401-289-2942 x2). We want your automation to succeed and we are eager to help you through any head-scratching issues.

A Word About Safety

The Rotator is constructed to be a rugged and versatile machine used for rotary motion applications. Do not let the small footprint fool you. The Rotator can move incredible loads at fast speeds. It is the responsibility of the operator to ensure a safe environment when moving scenery around on stage. The Rotator is not intended for lifting, so don’t install it sideways or at an angle with an imbalanced load (e.g. a turntable with a large scenic element located on the perimeter). If you have any questions or need help integrating the Rotator for your scenery application please reach out to

What’s included

  1. Just the Rotator, no need to keep track of other accessories.

Required Tools

  1. 15/16” Open End Wrench or Sockets


  • Max Axial Load @ Center: 10,000 lbs

  • Max Torque: 8,140 ft-lbs

  • Stock Speed: 9 degrees/sec (1.5 RPM)

  • Max Speed: 16.5 degrees/sec (2.75 RPM)

    • Overspeed your Stagehand controller to get to the max speed


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