Underwater Stage Lift System for Cruise Ships

aquadome stages in action

Overview This underwater stage lift system was designed, manufactured, and installed on Icon of the Seas. Situated within the Icon’s Aquadome neighborhood, this seven-piece, hydraulic underwater stage lift system includes two diving board tilter devices and an HPU system to run the lifts. Handling Specialty’s engineering team worked directly with the Royal Caribbean team to […]

Multi Stage Hydraulic Scissor Lift

Overview This is a purchase order from a return client for a multi-stage hydraulic scissor lift to assist in an animatronic display. Features This scissor lift will be used in a popular hotel’s front feature, which includes a waterfall. The scissor lift will be attached to a cart which will be used to move a […]

Music Conservatory Lift

Overview The University of Cincinnati’s Music Conservatory contacted Handling Specialty to custom design and manufacture a hydraulic scissor lift to convey props/set pieces to the conservatory’s upper level while also being used as a 10,000 lb capacity rollover access to the stage in the lowered position.  When not in use, this pit-mounted lift remains in […]

Portable Scissor Lifts for Theater

Overview Handling Specialty custom engineered and manufactured custom lifts for a travelling stage production of Mamma Mia!, a major musical that appeared in New York, Toronto, and San Francisco. Features Four scissor lifts with various-sized platforms are used in a serpentine pattern to lift and lower sections of the stage. Actuated by double-acting hydraulic cylinders, […]

Circular Theater Stage with Rotating Rings

How Does a Circular Theater Stage Work? Handling Specialty was approached by the technical director of the Pacific Repertory Theater in Carmel, CA,  to engineer and manufacture a rotating circular stage (double revolving stage) that included both an inner and an outer ring. Both rings on the circular theatre rotate clockwise and counter-clockwise and can […]

Scissor Lifts for Theater

Overview Handling Specialty custom designed and manufactured two direct thrust hydraulic Stage lifts to lift and hold performers at a theme park. The pit-mounted lifts are operated in unison or independently and are situated on either side of an arc-shaped stage area. Two sets of scissors were used on each lift to reduce the differential […]