The SERAPID solution has once again been chosen to provide dynamic stage action for the opening ceremony of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. SERAPID had previously provided an extensive stage lift system for the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, China.
The opening ceremony took place in the Pyeongchang Olympic main stadium, and was broadcast globally with pre-show estimates of nearly 400 million viewers, 35,000 of which watched live in the stadium.
Center-stage at the ceremony was the SERAPID Meridian Lift, an impressive circular lifting platform, totally supported by the robust and reliable SERAPID LinkLift actuators. “We are proud to provide the Olympic games opening ceremony a system resistant to harsh climate (-20°C approximate with wind) and safe for moving people“, said Eric Michaut, Project Manager at SERAPID Group. “We used 15 LinkLift 100 telescopic actuators rising up to 5.5 m in height to lift two different platforms, one with a diameter of 24 m and another in its center with a diameter of 9 m.“
SERAPID produces customised solutions for moving heavy loads by use of our Rigid Chain Technology (RCT). This durable, low maintenance, eco-friendly technology has found applications in diverse industries including architecture, nuclear, medical, defense, automation, manufacturing, theatre and entertainment. SERAPID has a longstanding commitment to continued innovation in product design as well as to providing leadership in the advancement of engineering applications worldwide.
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