H&H Specialties 400 Series Track Operation & Maintenance User Manual
400 series track, General summary of operation, Manually operated curtain track system
P.O. Box 9327
South El Monte, CA 91733
manufacturer of stage equipment
(626) 575-0776 • (800) 221-9995
Office at: 2203 Edwards Ave • South El Monte, CA 91733
Fax: (626) 575-3004 • www.hhspecialties.com
400 SERIES TRACK
Operation of any manual or motorized equipment should be accomplished only by trained personnel.
Operating personnel should be familiar with the systems installed, their operation, and suggested
maintenance intervals. In order to prevent potential damage to equipment and/or injury to personnel
these instructions must be understood and followed. If any doubt exists as to the correct operation
or maintenance of this equipment, questions should be directed to the stage equipment contractor
who installed your system, or the curtain track manufacturer, H & H Specialties Inc.
Training, experience, and common sense are integral parts of operating a theatrical curtain track
GENERAL SUMMARY OF OPERATION:
Know your system. Become familiar with the look, feel, and sound of the system
and its components. Use all of your senses and become aware of your equipment and the
Know the capacity of the system. Become familiar with the capabilities and limitations
of all the components and the systems in general.
Use common sense during the operation of the systems. A noisy or hard pulling curtain
track indicates a problem. If something doesn't look or feel right, it probably isn't.
Perform regularly scheduled inspection and maintenance procedures on the curtain track
system. A curtain track system is a machine and must be treated as such.
Follow appropriate and safe practices when operating any equipment installed in the theatre.
Don't become overconfident.
MANUALLY OPERATED CURTAIN TRACK SYSTEM
Operation of the curtain track is a simple procedure. Operating lines stage left: To open the curtain,
pull down on the downstage operating line. To close the curtain, pull down on the opposite
operating line. Operating lines stage right: To open the curtain, pull down on the upstage operating
line. To close the curtain, pull down on the opposite operating line. The stage track is equipped
with an end stop/cord support at the center overlap to stop travel of the curtain in the "CLOSE"
position. When opening the curtain, the single carriers stack against the end pulleys on each side
as the curtain is opened. Speed at which the curtain may be opened or closed is dependent on weight
of curtain and the ability of the operator to motivate it in the direction required.