The Ron StageMaster was the winner of the “best debuting product of the year” in the stage and rigging field at the LDI 2007 show, held in Orlando, Florida, US.


The load cells are “extremely small and enable minimum headroom loss,” according to Eilon Engineering. “They are the only fully wireless multi load cell systems on the market,” it added.

Hanging heavy loads of sound and lighting equipment above stage workers, spectators and performers, naturally, presents a serious safety issue.

Eilon Engineering has been supplying load cells, dynamometers and crane scales to the industrial segment for the past three decades with customers including NASA, Boeing, Pratt & Whitney and the US Air Force.

The unit offers multi load cells (up to 32 load cells per system) and a laptop-based, real time load-map monitoring that can be overlaid on stage-plan layout (AutoCAD etc).

Units also come with a battery life of 1,000-1,500 hours on common disposable batteries, with optional 110/220VAC operation, and a set point for alarming and/or stopping the hoists in over- or under-load, at a 5:1 or 10:1 safety factor.

The Ron StageMaster comes in 2t capacity as standard, with a range of capacities from 0.5t and higher.

The unit has enjoyed high-profile recognition recently, with appearances at the Grammy Awards in Hollywood (by Kish Rigging), Orlando Orange County Convention Center, Cirque du Soleil, Celine Dion, Kylie Minogue, Holiday on Ice and Mamma Mia, among others.

Don’t forget to drop by booth L76 at PLASA. For more information, visit the Eilon Engineering website. Link below.