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170 Besteel® Series Stage Track Systems

 

BESTEEL® is the most famous name in medium-duty stage curtain tracks. The Model 170(270) is used on the majority of stage installations with medium or light weight curtains with lengths up to about 40’. On slightly heavier installations Models 171-N (271-N) or 171-R(271-R) can be used.

Model 260(360 ) BESTEEL® is identical to Model 170 except special master carriers with extension arms are used to overlap the curtain for a single track system.

Model 173 (273) BESTEEL®, is for “walk-along” cyclorama and gym divider curtains can be outfitted with pre-manufactured curved sections.

Model 260 (360) FENSTEEL® Model 260(360) is identical to Model 170 except that it operates as a single-sectioned bi-part unit (vs. double-sectioned). No. 2602 Master Carriers (self-lapping) are used instead of No. 1702.

Model BESTEEL® 270P employs 1701P & 1702P carriers which have larger diameter wheels and steel ball- bearings. The use of these carriers in addition to the 2803BL and 2804BL Live and Dead-End pulleys, which have larger diameter sheaves than the standard units, helps provide an easier hand operation on larger systems. This track system is only available with a black finish.

(Model numbers in parenthesis indicate a black finish on the track and its components)

Specifications are listed below.

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SPECIFICATIONS:

BESTEEL® Model 170 (270) Curtain Tracks: Curtain tracks Model 1700(1700BL) shall be of 14 gauge galvanized steel construction (1700ABL - 12 gauge aluminum) entirely enclosed except for slot in bottom, each half to be in one continuous piece except where splicing clamps are required. Each curtain carrier (Model 1701(BL)) shall be spaced on 12” centers and shall be of plated steel construction with two polyethylene wheels held to the steel block by a rust-proof nickel plated rivet, such wheels rolling on two separate parallel treads. Each curtain carrier shall consist of a free-moving plated swivel to accommodate curtain snap hook. Live-End (Model 1703(BL)) and Dead-End (Model 1704(BL)) pulleys shall be adjustable and shall be equipped with 1-13/16” diameter sleeve-bearing wheels adequately guarded. The manufacturer shall furnish two End Stops (Model 1709(BL)) for placement at each track end and a tension Floor Pulley (Model 2865(BL)) for increasing cord tension. Stretch-resistant operating cord (Model 1728) for hand operated track systems, shall have synthetic center and shall be of 1/4” diameter, extra quality yarn. Machine operated tracks shall use 3/16” diameter wire center cable (Model 3529). Model 170(270) as manufactured by Automatic Devices Company of Allentown, PA.

BESTEEL® Model 171-N (271-N) Curtain Tracks: Curtain tracks Model 1700(1700BL) shall be of 14 gauge galvanized steel construction (1700ABL- 12 gauge aluminum) entirely enclosed except for slot in bottom, each half to be in one continuous piece except where splicing clamps are required. Each curtain carrier (Model 1737(BL)) shall be spaced on 12” centers and shall be of plated steel construction with two nylon-tired ball-bearing wheels held to the steel block by a rust-proof nickel plated rivet, such wheels rolling on two separate parallel treads. Each curtain carrier shall consist of a free-moving plated swivel to accommodate curtain snap hook. Live-End (Model 1703(BL)) and Dead-End (Model 1704(BL)) pulleys shall be adjustable and shall be equipped with 1-13/16” diameter sleeve-bearing wheels adequately guarded. The manufacturer shall furnish two End Stops (Model 1709(BL)) for placement at each track end and a tension Floor Pulley (Model 2865(BL)) for increasing cord tension. Stretch-resistant operating cord (Model 1728), for hand operated track systems, shall have synthetic center and shall be of 1/4” diameter, extra quality yarn. Machine operated tracks shall use 3/16” diameter wire center cable (Model 3529). Model 171-N(271-N) as manufactured by Automatic Devices Company of Allentown, PA.

BESTEEL® Model 171-R (271-R) Curtain Tracks: Curtain tracks Model 1700(1700BL) shall be of 14 gauge galvanized steel construction (1700ABL - 12 gauge aluminum) entirely enclosed except for slot in bottom, each half to be in one continuous piece except where splicing clamps are required. Each curtain carrier (Model 1749(BL)) shall be spaced on 12” centers and shall be of plated steel construction with two neoprene-tired ball-bearing wheels held to the steel block by a rust-proof nickel plated rivet, such wheels rolling on two separate parallel treads. Each curtain carrier shall consist of a free-moving plated swivel to accommodate curtain snap hook. Live-End (Model 1703(BL)) and Dead-End (Model 1704(BL)) pulleys shall be adjustable and shall be equipped with 1-13/16” diameter sleeve-bearing wheels adequately guarded. The manufacturer shall furnish two End Stops (Model 1709(BL)) for placement at each track end an a tension floor pulley (Model 2865(BL)) for increasing cord tension. Stretch-resistant operating cord (Model 1728), for hand operated track systems, shall have synthetic center and shall be of 1/4” diameter, extra quality yarn. Machine operated tracks shall use 3/16” diameter wire center cable (Model 3529). Model 171-R (271-R) as manufactured by Automatic Devices Company of Allentown, PA.

BESTEEL® Model 172 (272) Curtain Tracks: Curtain tracks Model 1700(1700BL) shall be of 14 gauge galvanized steel construction (1700ABL - 12 gauge aluminum) entirely enclosed except for slot in bottom, each half to be in one continuous piece except where splicing clamps are required. Each curtain carrier (Model 1701(BL)) shall be spaced on 12” centers and shall be of plated steel construction with two polyethylene wheels held to the steel block by a rust-proof nickel plated rivet, such wheels rolling on two separate parallel treads. Each curtain carrier shall consist of a free-moving plated swivel to accommodate curtain snap hook. Live-End (Model 2803(BL)) and Dead-End (Model 2804(BL)) pulleys shall be adjustable and shall be equipped with 3” diameter sleeve-bearing wheels adequately guarded. The manufacturer shall furnish two End Stops (Model 1709(BL)) for placement at each track end and a tension Floor Pulley (Model 2865(BL)) for increasing cord tension. Stretch-resistant operating cord (Model 1730) for hand operated track systems, shall have synthetic center and shall be of 5/16” diameter, extra quality yarn. Machine operated tracks shall use 3/16” diameter wire center cable (Model 3529). Model 172(272) as manufactured by Automatic Devices Company of Allentown, PA.

BESTEEL® Model 173 (273) Curtain Tracks (Walk-Along Track System): Curtain tracks Model 1700(1700BL) shall be of 14 gauge galvanized steel construction (1700ABL - 12 gauge aluminum) entirely enclosed except for slot in bottom, each half to be in one continuous piece except where splicing clamps are required. Each curtain carrier (Model 1701(BL)) shall be spaced on 12” centers and shall be of plated steel construction with two polyethylene wheels held to the steel block by a rust-proof nickel plated rivet, such wheels rolling on two separate parallel treads. Each curtain carrier shall consist of a free-moving plated swivel to accommodate curtain snap hook. The manufacturer shall furnish four End Stops (Model 1709(BL)) for placement at each track end. This model track system is for walk-along operation only and does not include pulleys or other operating hardware. Model 173(273) as manufactured by Automatic Devices Company of Allentown, PA.

BESTEEL® Model 173-N (273-N) Curtain Tracks (Walk-Along Track System): Curtain tracks Model 1700(1700BL) shall be of 14 gauge galvanized steel construction (1700ABL - 12 gauge aluminum) entirely enclosed except for slot in bottom, each half to be in one continuous piece except where splicing clamps are required. Each curtain carrier (Model 1737(BL)) shall be spaced on 12” centers and shall be of plated steel construction with two nylon-tired ball bearing wheels held to the steel block by a rust-proof nickel-plated rivet, such wheels rolling on two separate parallel treads. Each curtain carrier shall consist of a free-moving plated swivel to accommodate curtain snap hook. The manufacturer shall furnish four End Stops (Model 1709(BL)) for placement at each track end. This model track system is for walk-along operation only and does not include pulleys or other operating hardware.Model 173-N(273-N) as manufactured by Automatic Devices Company of Allentown, PA.

BESTEEL® Model 173-R (273-R) Curtain Tracks (Walk-Along Track System): Curtain tracks Model 1700(1700BL) shall be of 14 gauge galvanized steel construction (1700ABL - 12 gauge aluminum) entirely enclosed except for slot in bottom, each half to be in one continuous piece except where splicing clamps are required. Each curtain carrier (Model 1749(BL)) shall be spaced on 12” centers and shall be of plated steel construction with two neoprene-tired ball-bearing wheels held to the steel block by a rust-proof nickel plated rivet, such wheels rolling on two separate parallel treads. Each curtain carrier shall consist of a free-moving plated swivel to accommodate curtain snap hook. The manufacturer shall furnish four End Stops (Model 1709(BL)) for placement at each track end. This model track system is for walk-along operation only and does not include pulleys or other operating hardware. Model 173-R(273-R) as manufactured by Automatic Devices Company of Allentown, PA.

FENESTEEL® Model 260 (360) Curtain Tracks: Curtain tracks Model 1700(1700BL) shall be of 14 gauge galvanized steel construction (1700ABL - 12 gauge aluminum) entirely enclosed except for slot in bottom, in one continuous piece except where splicing clamps are required. Each curtain carrier (Model 1701(BL)) shall be spaced on12” centers and shall be of plated steel construction with two polyethylene wheels held to the steel block by a rust-proof nickel plated rivet, such wheels rolling on two separate parallel treads. Each curtain carrier shall consist of a free-moving plated swivel to accommodate curtain snap hook. Master carriers (Model 2602) shall include 8-1/2” steel overlapping arms to provide a 17” curtain overlap on a single section track system. Live-End (Model 1703(BL)) and Dead-End (Model1704(BL)) pulleys shall be adjustable and shall be equipped with 1-13/16” diameter sleeve-bearing wheels adequately guarded. The manufacturer shall furnish two end stops (Model1709(BL)) for placement at each track end and a tension Floor Pulley (Model 2865(BL)) for increasing cord tension. Stretch-resistant operating cord (Model 1728), for hand operated track systems, shall have synthetic center and shall be of 1/4” diameter, extra quality yarn. Machine operated tracks shall use 3/16” diameter wire center cable (Model 3529).Model 260(360) as manufactured by Automatic Devices Company of Allentown, PA.

BESTEEL® Model 270P Curtain Tracks: Curtain tracks Model 1700BL shall be of 14 gauge black poweder coated dsteel construction entirely enclosed except for slot in bottom, each half to be in one continuous piece except where splicing clamps are required. Each curtain carrier (Model 1701P) shall be spaced on 12” centers and shall be of nylon construction with two polyethylene wheels held to block by a steel ball-bearing molded into the block and by a rust-proof nickel plated rivet. Each curtain carrier shall include a free-moving plated swivel and trim chain to accommodate curtain S-hook. Live-End (Model 2803BL) and Dead-End (Model 2804BL) pulleys shall be adjustable and shall be equipped with oil-impregnated sleeve-bearing nylon wheels adequately guarded. The manufacturer shall furnish two End Stops (Model 1709BL) for placement at each track end and a tension Floor Pulley (Model 2865BL) for increasing cord tension. Stretch-resistant #12 operating cord (Model 2828), for hand operated track systems,shall have synthetic center, extra quality yarn. Machine operated tracks shall use 3/16” diameter wire center cable (Model 3529). Model 270P as manufactured by Automatic Devices Company of Allentown, PA.

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