The Polecam Wire Strut System (WSS) works in harmony with any new or existing Polecam crane system; the system provides even greater stability whilst working at any length in any environment.
The system delivers additional rigidity and reduces vibration during rapid movement, vehicle deployment and even outside in challenging weather conditions. The WSS can be used on a single pole rig, through to a full Seventh Heaven setup at 26ft / 8m. Great for music and similar events where rapid crane movement is used.
The Polecam ethos of highly portable, highly manoeuvrable, long reach and low profile cranes is maintained by the very low profile of the WSS, which enhances rigidity and stability during location or studio work. Many shoots benefit, whether based within a studio, or those more typically found in any of the extreme environments and locations found from Pole to Pole, which always present new challenges to the Camera operator. The WSS provides the Production, the Director and the Cameramen with even greater flexibility than ever before in gaining those ever needed super steady shots that are increasingly demanded by today’s program makers and viewers
The WSS comprises of 2No low profile carbon fibre rods with boom clamp, 2No 10metre 2.5mm marine grade stainless steel wire cables with adjustment and tensioning collars, protected stainless steel boom and saddle yoke loops, malion – all supplied in a compact rigging case with easy to follow step by step setup guide.
A brilliant and cost effective upgrade for all Polecam rigs, particularly effective with older Polecam carbon fibre poles. The Polecam Wires Strut System (WSS) delivers additional rigidity and reduces vibration during rapid movement, vehicle deployment and even outside in challenging weather conditions. The WSS can be used on a single pole rig, through to a full 7th Heaven setup at 8m (26′). Great for music and similar events where rapid crane movement is used.
The Polecam WSS has been developed using two Polecam Owner Operators to field test and recommend changes; the resulting finished product is simplicity itself!
The system has two main wires that are fully adjustable to your chosen length up to the maximum Polecam 7 sections (7th Heaven) which is 8m (26′). The main wires are attached with a simple loop wire at the head end, then they connect to the struts (a connecting wire links the struts to each other) which are fixed to a clamp positioned near the monitor on the Polecam rig and finally they are routed to the rear section where another loop wire connects the system. Fine tuning of the wire tension is done with the special adjusters fitted to the wires. No tools are required.
Fitting the Polecam WSS takes less than 5 minutes and is easily adjusted when you want to relocate or change your reach.
The system is supplied in a handy Cordura bag designed to keep everything neat and tidy as well as be tough enough to last.
In use the Polecam Wire Strut System instils great confidence as it makes the Polecam rig really stiff and so easy to use because flex, bounce and snake is eliminated. Now the impressive 8m (26′) Polecam 7th Heaven is accessible to everyone.
All this for the price of a single piece of Polecam carbon Fibre!
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What’s in the box?
- 2 off 10m x 2.5 mm
- 2 off 300mm x 2.5mm
- 1 off 800mm x 2.5mm
Safe working load (SWL) 45Kgs.
Breaking load 225Kgs
- 1 off 37mm x 3.5mm
Carbon Fibre Rods:
- 2 off 500mm x 10mm
Clamp for carbon fibre rods should be fitted between 90cm and 110cm from the end of the aluminium pole and preferably located behind the Monitor (if fitted)