DTS² has renovated the automated theatre installations of the World Forum in The Hague. The installations that were placed by DTS² in 2004 were outdated and therefore upgraded according to the current theatre norm EN 17206. Special detail about this project was the modernization of existing installations instead of installing new theatre automation.
During this project, DTS² renovated the entire upper- and lower machinery by changing the powertrains and the entire control system for the system of Fülling & Partner. Moreover, it is rare that the power system is built on a DC bus of 560VDC. A huge advantage is the fact that the saved and generated power in the system is immediately available for all the connected machinery. The realized solution therefore, is power efficient and sustainable.
By collaborating with Rexel, that delivered all elements for controls and cabling, the best possible end result was achieved. A tight schedule for the project was realized in close contact with the customer, by weekly discussing the delivery periods and alternative products.
A peek behind the scenes is given by Commercial Director Eeuwe Vos and Product Manager Leo Blansjaar in the article “Achter de Coulissen”(“Behind the scenes”) in the Topics Magazine of Rexel. In this article, all details about the project are given. The article focuses, for example, on the enormous safety risks of theater automation. The control of the installations carries the second highest Safety Integrity Level, Level 3, in order to cope with the safety norms. In addition to this, special attention is given to (un)controlled emergency stops. In order to fulfill the safety norms for emergency stops, DTS² has added a no-break system to the installation. This prevents an uncontrolled emergency stop at all times. Safety is guaranteed!
The article with more details can be found in the Topics Magazine (2022-8) on pages 36-39, accessible by https://over.rexel.nl/topics-magazine.