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Installing a large projection screen from a high ceiling can be difficult and expensive. It requires a lot of extra fabric (a.k.a. extra drop) to get the viewing surface down to viewable height. This can create surface flatness issues, plus you have a distracting piece of black fabric hanging down into the room above the image.

Draper’s new Acrobat is designed to raise and lower a wide range of products, including projection screens commonly used in large hotel ballrooms, convention centers, and on stages in gymnasiums, churches, and other venues.

Acrobat can lower projection screens and other equipment up to 34 feet, eliminating the need for an extensive amount of black drop. The 1,000-pound lifting capacity allows Acrobat to easily handle other AV products, including:

  • Lighting
  • Speakers
  • Backdrops
  • Background sets
  • Scenery
  • Draperies
  • Curtains
  • Scrims
  • Signs
  • Banners
  • Flags
  • Chandeliers

Each cable drop is provided with its own safety feature.

Acrobat’s simplified design makes it easier to order and install. It can be ordered as a complete assembly or in select sub-assemblies to address unique jobsite requirements. Each Acrobat is made to order with the drive pipe cut to size. Universal mounting brackets can be mounted parallel or perpendicular to steel beams or using 4” diameter steel pipe. Only two cable drops are required when attaching electric projection screens.

Safety is at the top of the design list for anything heavy mounted high above people. Each end of the Acrobat assembly is fitted with a safety belt to keep the screen or other equipment from falling in the unlikely event that the aircraft cable fail.

Control options range from a basic wall switch to contact closure for tying into third-party control systems.

Pricing and information on the new Acrobat is available in the recently-released 2018 AV price list. Click here to login to the Draper Pro Portal and access your copy of the price list.

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