Stage Machinery Working Group - Chairpersons & Publications
Niscon, Inc./Show Distribution Group, Inc.
- ANSI E1.42 – 2018, Entertainment Technology – Design, Installation, and Use of Orchestra Pit Lifts. This standard covers the design, construction, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, alteration and repair of permanently installed orchestra pit lifts and their associated parts, rooms, spaces, enclosures and hoistways, where located in a theatre or a similar place of public entertainment.
- ANSI E1.44 – 2014 (R2019), Common Show File Exchange Format for Entertainment Industry Automation Control Systems - Stage Machinery. This standard addresses common show file requirements for automated stage machinery control systems used in entertainment venues. It establishes a minimum level of design and performance guidelines for the integrated software design of processor based machinery control equipment. The purpose of this guidance is to ensure that users will be able to transfer, modify and customize a 'least common denominator' show file for the data required to tour entertainment productions from one facility to another, even when the facilities' physical conditions, hoist inventories, and placements, and the machinery control consoles and data topology differ.
- ANSI E1.72 – 2023, Powered Floor Machinery. This standard establishes requirements for the design, manufacture, installation, inspection, operation and maintenance of powered Stage Floor Machinery for performance, presentation, and theatrical production. It addresses the machinery, mechanisms, machine safety devices, and control interface requirements for equipment and systems, installed permanently or temporarily. Examples include wagons, turntables, treadmills, slip stages and trap covers.
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