CTL - Attach to the rear of PL-11 / PL-12 to accept interconnects and accessories.
7.6 lbs / pr.
CGF - Multiple attachment points for aiming the entire hang.
16 lbs / pr.
Solid steel, color-coded, angled bars to build the required hanging configuration.
EHL - For anchoring or setting extreme up or down angles
4.2 lbs / pr.
QPL - Universal Quick-pin lock for securing all Tectonic rigging elements
The Tectonic rigging system is a light to medium duty modular exo-skeleton for lifting or flying up to five PL-12s or ten PL-11s. All components are designed by Tectonic and manufactured & certified by ATM.
This modular system is based on rigging tubes, angled connector bars and accessories with quick-pin connection onto which PL series panels are bolted. Rigging tubes accept all accessory mounting and interconnect bars to create lifts for virtually any coverage situation.
All Tectonic rigging elements are designed by Tectonic and engineered & certified by ATM™ Flyware.
The entire load is borne by the Tectonic rigging system. At no time is any load placed on the PL panels themselves; they merely bolt to this rugged and configurable frame. Each rigging element is rated to over 200% of actual recommended usage.
This ‘pick-and-click’ system lets you pull a four-by-four panel per side rig for up to 5,000 seats from a pair of Tectonic Toaster Cases™ in minutes. Typically, portable PL-series speaker systems have CTL rigging tubes permanently attached for quick and easy mounting.
Every hang starts with a certified HS cross-bar capable of mating with standard lifts and chain-hoists.
The first PL panel's CTL rigging tubes are fitted with Center-Of-Gravity (CGF) heads and secured via QPL quick-pins. Your choice of attachment points on the CGFs are secured to the HS cross-bars with load-rated shackles to allow for just the right aiming of the eventual hang.
Subsequent PL panels are attached by their own CTL rigging tubes with CBL connector bars in 0⁰, 3⁰, 5⁰, 7⁰, 10⁰ and 15⁰ angles and QPL quick-pins. The final panel in the hang can be fitted with an EHL eye-hook adapter for extreme up or down angles.
Given the extremely wide 165⁰ horizontal and vertical dispersion of PL panels’ DMLs, selecting the number of panels to hang and the degree of curve is determined by aiming each panel’s HF module' 120⁰ W x 15⁰ H pattern .
The key to designing and aiming a Tectonic PL Series system is to manage the HF ribbons. If the number and aiming of the ribbons achieves the desired HF vertical coverage, the panels are properly placed.
Aiming PL panels is ‘Line-of-Sight’. If you can look into the HF ribbon’s shallow horn, the panel is correctly aimed. Walk the house side to side and top to bottom to judge what you need.
Determine the final angle of the entire array by pre-selecting the appropriate attachment point on the Center of Gravity head. That mounting point is attached to the span bar via shackles per rated rigging standards.
As the array is built, use an appropriate selection of angle bars (0, 3, 5, or 7 degrees) so that the rest of the array covers the seating area; with the bottom of the HF dispersion pattern aimed at the feet of the front row.
Use the 10⁰ or 15⁰ angle bars to manage any balcony fascia that do not require continuous coverage. It is possible to even skip connecting a panel to the exo-skeleton for a section that would not provide any needed coverage.
Remember that PL panels are not connected to each other. They are connected to the Tectonic rigging exoskeleton such that the panels themselves carry no load. This design meets the requirements of the ANSI E1-8-2012 - Entertainment Technology—Loudspeaker Enclosures Intended for Overhead Suspension—Classification, Manufacture and Structural Testing standard.
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