A 35-axis Programmable Transmission System (PTS), from Quin Systems, is being used to control trucks used on the set of Martin Guerre in London.
The challenge was to set up a system to allow the open framed trucks to move and rotate in any direction under their own power.
Stage Technologies installed four mini-programmable PTSs on the trucks, linked via a radio modem to its Acrobat control desk. Infra red and ultrasonic beams are then used to operate the steerable drive units. Sensors are located on the stage to provide feedback over the Modbus radio link.