African launch of OV Truss range

African launch of OV Truss range

Stage Audio Works and Total Solutions Group showcase African launch of OV Truss range

Stage Audio Works in co-operation with Total Solutions Group has developed and engineered a product that is entirely fabricated in South Africa that conforms to the EU regulations.  Gus Barnard from Stage Audio:  Works commented ”I am very proud to say that we have exceeded expectations and standards, the product is cost effective and comparable to anything available globally and it is not subject to exchange rate fluctuations and long shipping transit times”.

Ian Hall, Sales Director at Total Solutions Group remarked:  “The Euro Code 9 standards gave us pause to re-examine our entire product line; eighteen months later we have OV Truss up and ready to go. Currently available in two forms, OV Truss is a square truss with either 30 or 40 centimetre chord centres. Where is differs is in the web, we have developed a special extrusion for the web that gives a strength gain of +15% above the Code 9 standard. Length for length it’s also lighter than anything comparable, and faster to fabricate, which is where the costs savings are made. Developing OV has allowed TSG to re-examine all the many applications to which truss is used in the modern entertainment world; by pitching the material specification to give maximum strength whatever orientation it’s suspended, we have achieved structural gains in strength while maintaining a competitive price.”

TSG will supply OV into the European, Middle Eastern and Asian markets, while Stage Audio Works in South Africa will be manufacturing the same product under licence for customers on the African continent.

As Hall indicated, OV is just the first development in what is an on-going program of reappraising the full TSG product line. “The lessons we have learned developing OV are quite profound in engineering terms. You can be sure they will be applied to all future offerings.  We will be launching the product at Mediatech in Johannesburg on 17 July on stand J28.”