Parker takes the stage

Last week’s feature on the Royal Opera House’s new stage and scenery management system inadvertently omitted to mention Parker Hannifin’s role as the key supplier of the hydraulic systems. The new staging, which cost over £1m, uses Parker Hannifin cylinders and piston pumps. The equipment had to meet an Opera House requirement that no hydraulic […]

Last week’s feature on the Royal Opera House’s new stage and scenery management system inadvertently omitted to mention Parker Hannifin’s role as the key supplier of the hydraulic systems.

The new staging, which cost over £1m, uses Parker Hannifin cylinders and piston pumps. The equipment had to meet an Opera House requirement that no hydraulic fluid could leak on to the floor surface – extremely important when the slightest slip could injure a performer, or even threaten their career.