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Types of Track Movement

Buyer's Guide Technics

Get your curtains on the right track!

Stage drape movement just got more exciting! Use the illustrated curtain/scenery effect guide to pick the type of movement and features you desire. All systems can be manually, rope, or motor operated, and DMX controlled.

Let's take a look at 'the basics': Singletrack solutions

The most uncomplicated track solution is probably the WIPE EFFECT, where the one-piece curtain travels on and off stage with the curtain gathering at the front. Once the curtain is secured offstage, it's tucked away pleated. If you prefer a flattened and straight travelling curtain, discover the REARFOLD WIPE EFFECT.

What if you're using two curtains on a single track? The CENTRAL OVERLAP allows you to overlap them by using specially designed overlap arms connected to the master carrier. This makes the opening drapes to overlap for a perfect closure. But please note: this solution is not recommended when using heavier and higher drapes. 

Is there an option for curved setups? Absolutely! CURVED TRACK WITH CENTRAL OVERLAP creates an uncomplicated set up travelling curtains to gather at the front of the (stage) opening. 

Did you know that these multifunctional tracks can even be used for hanging moving decoration elements or video screens? Let your imagination run wild in designing the perfect set!

Going the extra mile? Check out the Double track solutions

The most common assembly is featured in this guide. Main house curtains mainly use this basic set up making the DOUBLE TRACK WITH CENTRAL OVERLAP, for overlapping two curtains in the middle. 

You're all set and ready to choose the perfect track for your curtain set up. Now, let’s choose the right curtain out of the full range of high-quality fabrics!

 

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 HAND OPERATED

Straight + Central overlap

Curved + Central overlap

 

wipe effect

rearfold single track double track single track double track

Compact Plus 

 H100

 Showpipe

 Showtrack

 Chaintrack

 

 MANUAL ROPE OPERATED

Straight + Central overlap

Curved + Central overlap

 

wipe effect

rearfold single track double track single track double track

 Compact Plus

 H100

 Showpipe

 Showtrack

 Chaintrack

 

 MOTOR OPERATED

Straight + Central overlap

Curved + Central overlap

 

wipe effect

rearfold single track double track single track double track

 Compact Plus

 H100

 Showpipe

 Showtrack

 Chaintrack