KEB offers a full theatre and live automation portfolio ranging from hoist brakes to HMI touchscreen displays. KEB products allow the design of precise stage machinery that is repeatable and reliable, show after show. Our products have been used on a variety of designs across a wide range of applications.
Theatre & Stage
COMBISTOP Spring-set Brake
Brakes can be noisy. Especially large brakes. KEB’s theatre brakes are specially designed for reduced noise – rated for < 65dB @ 1 meter. KEB theater brakes are spring-set designed and engage without power. KEB brakes are offered with ratings up to 2700Nm.
Scalable EtherCAT controls
KEB offers a family of EtherCAT controls that are suitable for a single hoist or an entire line of synchronized hoists. Discrete wiring is replaced by networked control which reduces commissioning times and increases diagnostics. Safety is paramount and KEB's Safety PLC and IO are certified to SIL3 by TUV.
Quality and Performance
KEB gearmotors move turntables, lifts, winches, and hoists. They are offered in either right angle or inline configurations. Our brake technology stands out and we offer noise-reduced versions.
Set the Stage for Artistic Innovation
Technical innovation and motion control are changing the creative landscape for stage production. Theatres use VFDs (variable frequency drives), HMI displays, and high-efficiency gearmotors to create more complex, dynamic moving sets. This technology offers completely new storytelling tools for productions, enhancing their mood, style, and emotional impact.
KEB leads the way in automation and control for theater and stage equipment. We bring precise, repeatable solutions to ensure your production excels and delights, show after show.
HMIs & Panel IPCs
Industrial grade HMIs and Panel IPCs are built to endure in even the most demanding stage environments. These tools provide versatile touch technology screens for theatre productions, both on-stage and behind the scenes. KEB HMIs have beautiful displays available in a range of sizes and formats to meet the unique needs of your production.
Stage Brakes & Spring-Set Brakes
KEB offers high-quality stage brakes capable of dynamic and holding applications. Our spring-set brakes have multiple springs rated for 10+ million cycles and are designed for tough stage applications. KEB stage brakes come in different versions to accommodate diverse applications, including static (holding), emergency stops, and even regular brake engagements at high speeds.
Electrical & Control
KEB’s COMBIVERT F5 inverters and S6 servo drives are ideal for high-performance theatre applications, including coordinated positioning of hoists, turntables, winches, lifts, and more. These electrical solutions integrate with our scalable EtherCAT controls to ensure safe, dependable performance for theater and stage equipment.
Redefine Performance with KEB Automation
KEB has supported the theatre and stage industry with automation and control offerings for over 40 years. From spring-set brakes to gearmotors for deck winches, turntables, and line shaft hoists, we have excellent products to help take your stage productions to new heights. Unlock the next level of performance with smart, scalable automation technology, purpose-built for your theater and stage equipment.
KEB has helped our customers solve many automation challenges. Let’s discuss your challenges and goals and see how we can help.