MINNEAPOLIS, MARCH 21, 2017– Staging Concepts, an industry leader in custom staging solutions, is proud to introduce its second generation Uplift® Stage. Reconstructed with a completely new design, the product now requires no manual lifting and is 100% drill operated.
This revolutionary platform is a scissor stage that is raised and lowered with an electric drill, allowing users to setup quickly, efficiently, and with the least amount of effort. The versatile stage platforms can be built into custom shapes and sizes to meet the needs of any venue, meanwhile eliminating any storage requirements. The Uplift is a break-through solution for seating risers, pit fillers and performance stage.
“With the goal of improved ergonomics and safety, we are pleased to offer the Uplift Stage that mechanically raises and lowers to the specific needs of our clients. We believe this advancement in kinetic staging enables another level of flexibility for live performance venues,” says John Lewis, CEO of Staging Concepts.
The Uplift’s shape, heights and sizes are modifiable, but the standard 8 foot platforms range in height from 11 inches to 44 inches, and can be raised and lowered in around one minute. Permanent anchoring and sturdy leveling at any point along the platform’s path makes this product the perfect solution for multipurpose venues. Most importantly, the product is simple and consistently easy to operate – platforms are built to lock into adjacent Uplift platforms to provide a flat, uniform surface, but can also stand alone as an independent system.
The Uplift is engineered to support 150 pounds/square foot (732.4 kilograms/square meter) with additional loading options available for special situations. Surfaces are offered in standard black polypropylene, commercial grade carpet, painted plywood or Plyron® (tempered hardboard). A variety of other surface options are also available upon request. The product is fully compatible with all other Staging Concepts equipment. A patent is pending on this product.