H & H Specialties is pleased to announce these recent improvements to our product lines as well as company updates.








When we moved to our larger facility in October 2014, part of our long term plan was to replace various pieces of machinery.  While these machine tools have served us well for many years, we now have the room to update our machinery, providing additional CNC capabilities to our manufacturing processes. 

Cubic SD-42

The SD-42 is a 7-axis Swiss Lathe with a capacity of 1-5/8 inches.  This machine tool, equipped with a magazine 12 foot bar feed, is used for our in-house manufacturing of loft block and head block shafts, special nuts, spacers and other parts used in the assembly of curtain track components and stage rigging. This workhorse with its live tooling, allows us to eliminate many secondary machining operations that were previously performed manually. 

Haas ST45

The ST45 is our latest CNC lathe with a capacity of 24 inches in diameter.  This lathe is primarily used for head block sheaves and winch drums.  The live tooling option allows us to perform many secondary machining operations on the lathe that were previously performed manually on our other machine tools. 



USITT Conference Student Scholarships

Again in 2017, H & H Specialties offered six student scholarships to the USITT Conference & Stage Expo in St. Louis, Missouri, March 8-11, 2017.  Six students who signed up before the Very Early Registration deadline for the 2017 Conference had their conference fees returned, courtesy of H & H Specialties.  The six were chosen at random by USITT Staff from all that signed up prior to the very early registration deadline.  The only qualification was that recipients must have been members of USITT for at least one year.  We congratulate Bryan Conlin, Naomi Gold, Meghan McLaughlin, Kailey Nunley, Courtney Winkelman, and Liv Witkowski. 

Several of the award recipients gathered in the H & H Specialties’ booth on the Stage Expo Floor on Friday, March 10, 2017.  From Left, Reid Neslage, President, Meghan McLaughlin, Bryan Conlin, Courtney Winkelman, Kailey Nunley, and Kathy Branconier, Customer Service. 

The United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc. Is the association of design, production, and technology professionals in the performing arts and entertainment industry. For additional information, please visit their website at:  www.usitt.org

Upcoming Trade Shows

USITT 2018
USITT Stage Expo will be held March 15-17, 2018, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  H & H Specialties will be located in Booth 2125.  If you would like a complimentary guest pass for Exhibit Hall admission, please contact our office.  Please join us in sunny Ft. Lauderdale, we look forward to seeing you there. 

LDI 2018
The Las Vegas Convention Center is again the venue for LDI 2018.  The Exhibit Hall will be open October 19-21, 2018.  H & H Specialties will be located in Booth 730.  If you would like a complimentary guest pass for Exhibit Hall admission, please contact our office.  Please join us in Las Vegas.

EZ main

Main Screen

EZ program

Program Screen

Model 488EZ, EZstop Curtain Controller

Introduced at LDI in Las Vegas at LDI in November 2013, the EZstop Curtain Controller is a user-friendly, easily programmable, 10-stop curtain machine controller.  The factory-installed option may be added to all curtain machines manufactured by H & H Specialties.  Programming of the eight intermediate stops is similar in idea to that of an automobile radio, it’s EZ.  Jog the curtain to the desired position, and hold until the indicator light flashes and the position is set. 

EZstop features simple, intuitive setup and operation.  Mechanical limit switches are provided for end-of-travel positions with eight programmable intermediate stop positions.  Control station is an industrial 7” color touchscreen with position feedback graphically displayed on screen.  Automatic coast offset provided for position accuracy as well as on-screen diagnostics.  Curtain machines equipped with EZstop may also be controlled by a third party front end with up to 99 individual EZstop addresses.  EZstop is the ideal solution for viewing rooms with multi-format projection or any application where bi-directional multi-stop control of a curtain machine is desired.  Your solution is EZstop.  Contact the factory today for additional information.



No. 451 Really Useful Carrier

The Really Useful Carrier lives up to its name!  The wheels have recently been upgraded with a shielded precision ball bearing that is custom made for our application.  This carrier has a working load of 200 pounds and can be used in a variety of applications for tracking scenery, lighting, and other elements. 

No. 451A Really Useful Carrier

How do you make a Really Useful Carrier more useful?  We add a third set of wheels installed on the body.  The third set of wheels helps prevent tipping when a potentially unbalanced load is supported by two or more carriers.  This model is also equipped with wheels that feature precision shielded ball bearings for smoother operation and longevity.

Stacking Space Estimator 

How much space does it take to stack a curtain? The H & H Specialties’ Stacking Space Estimator will calculate it for you!  A simple Excel tool is available in the “Resources” section of our website. The estimator will calculate the track hardware stacking space for you once you enter the number of carriers into the spreadsheet. Note: for heavyweight and lined curtains, additional stacking space will be required to accommodate the density of the fabric(s).




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