Spotline V2

Raising the bar

Getting Started

This state-of-the-art hoist is designed to take your lifting game to new heights. With its exceptional vertical lifting capabilities, the Spotline V2 effortlessly raises and suspends a wide range of objects, from scenery and props to LED screens and even people!

Machine Overview

Packed with an array of impressive features, this machine is truly a game-changer. The integrated load cell ensures precise and accurate weight monitoring, while the redundant brakes, limits, and built-in cross groove detection provide an added layer of safety and reliability. The square tube frame makes mounting a breeze, whether it's on the floor, grid, or truss. You'll love seamless integration with various setups. Rest assured, the Spotline V2 complies with the stringent standards of ANSI E1.6-1 2021 for Powered Hoists Systems and ANSI E1.43-2016 for Performer Flying Systems. To guarantee the utmost quality, our machine has undergone rigorous reviews by third-party engineers. Get ready to be amazed by the Spotline V2 - the epitome of cutting-edge hoisting technology!

  1. Integrated Load Sensing

  2. Redundant Brakes

  3. Cross Groove Detection

  4. Initial and Ultimate Limits

  5. Square Tube Framing for easy mounting

  6. 3rd Party Engineering Review

If you need help along the way, contact us!

Main Functions

  • Vertical lifting for scenery, curtains, props, LED screens, people, and more

  • Making your linesets smart: Counterweight Assist Hoisting

  • Moving scenery left & right with the Spotline Tensioner

Capabilities

  • Lift 750lbs at 36”/sec

  • Lift 375lbs at 72”/sec

  • 100’ of Travel with 1/4" wire rope

Safety Compliance

Optional Accessories

  • Spotline Tensioner

  • Zero Fleet Sled

  • Additional cable keepers

  • Drums grooved for 3/16" wire rope

A word about safety

The Spotline V2 hoist is a versatile and powerful machine for moving scenery and performers in a vertical application. Such power requires a great deal of respect and attentiveness as the repercussions could be hazardous to the equipment and more importantly people. Proper rigging techniques should be understood and practiced when installing, rigging, and operating the Spotline.

ANSI E1.6-2021

The Spotline V2 conforms to ANSI E1.6-2012 Entertainment Technology – Powered Hoist Systems. It is built with:

  • Redundant Brakes

  • Redundant Limit Switches

  • When used with the Stagehand Pro, can detect an overspeed condition and safely stop the hoist if the motor or encoder fail to operate properly

Lifting scenery directly above people is inherently dangerous. Even though the Spotline V2 has been rigorously engineered by Creative Conners and reviewed by third-party engineers, you should take every reasonable precaution to keep performers and technicians safe on stage. During a fullspeed, downward movement, the sensing technology in the Stagehand Pro control may take several inches to recognize that an overspeed condition has occurred and stop the hoist.

Consider a cue that is supposed to lower 750 pounds of scenery and stop just an inch above a performer’s head. If the encoder, the sensor that measures the distance the hoist has traveled, fails right before the hoist reaches position the hoist will overspeed for several inches before the safety circuitry detects the problem and triggers both brakes on the hoist for an abrupt stop. Even though the possibility of this particular failure is incredibly small, the tolerance for failure is zero since a failure would result in serious injury or death. Is this risk avoidable? Of course, simply re-block the action on stage so that the performer is not standing underneath the moving load.

The risk analysis outlined above should be considered anytime you are moving scenery that could pose a danger. The ANSI Specification mentioned above has an excellent section describing a formal process for risk analysis. It is not a magical process, rather it relies on competent people discussing the possible risks in the performance and ways to reduce those risks. For general use, we recommend never moving a load that is suspended directly above people. The risk of equipment failure is small, but the result of such failure would be terrible and can be almost always easily avoided with good planning. When the load is stopped, it is very safely held in place by two mechanical, spring-set, fail-safe brakes. The risk grows greater once those safety brakes are released and the load begins to move. If you have a performance that requires moving a load directly above people, please contact us so that we can assist in the risk analysis and engineer a solution with you to keep your production safe.

ANSI E1.43-2016

The Spotline V2 conforms to ANSI E1.43-2016 Entertainment Technology – Performer Flying Systems. When using the Spotline V2 to lift performers, every precaution must be taken to ensure the safety of the performer and to mitigate the effects of a Category β€˜0’ Stop.

A performer weighing 125lbs is traveling at the maximum speed will result in force on their harness & body of 569lbs.

The best approach to mitigate these issues is to consult a Performer Flying Specialist.

System Requirements

The Spotline is very simple to connect into your automation system with only two (2) different cable connections.

Check out Stagehand Pro: Making The Connections before connecting the Stagehand to the Spotline if you need help getting the Stagehand and other controls set up.

Required Devices

  1. 208-230VAC 3 Phase Power

  2. Network Switch

Required Cables

Motor and Brake Cable

  • Motor Power (U, V, W, GND): 220VAC 3 Phase

  • Motor Brake Power and fast switch signal: 220VAC

  • Load Brake Power and fast switch signal: 220VAC

For more detailed information, check out the Stagehand Pro Motor/Brake Output

Signal Cable

  • Discreet Forward and Reverse Initial Limits: +24VDC

  • Forward and Reverse Ultimate Limits (single circuit for both): +24VDC

  • Cross-Groove Detection: +24vDC

  • Load Cell Signal: +24VDC

  • Speed Encoder Signal (duplicate signal of Position Encoder): +24VDC

  • Position Encoder Signal: +24VDC

For more detailed information, check out the Stagehand Pro Sensor Input

Next Steps

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