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Doughty Engineering

Doughty Engineering, founded in 1985, has been a top UK manufacturer of rigging, suspension, and lifting equipment for film/TV, theatre and concert halls. Their recent projects include BBC Transmission Tower at Alexandra Palace (London, UK), Youtube's studio, Financial Times TV studio in London (UK) and Edinburgh University's Argyle House.

We stock Doughty Clamps, Stands, Studio Rail, Lighting Accessories and the award-winning Doughty Tank Trap. Our best sellers are :

Doughty Truss Clamp - Stage Lighting Clamp

We stock a wide range of truss clamps with different capacities, widths, diameters and finishes to suit your unique live productions.
• Half Coupler (or Wrap-Around clamp): Provides a greater grip to the tube as it fully wraps a tube ranging from 24mm to 63mm
• Hook Clamp (or C clamp): An affordable and traditional light-to-medium-duty steel clamp that allows one-person operation
• Trigger Clamp- Combination of hook clamp and half coupler: Allows one-person operation when rigging a heavy light
• Quick Trigger Clamp: Mounts on any point on a truss piece without obstruction due to the knob position, and allow one-person operation


Stage Curtain Track & Studio Rail- Come in Straight and Curved Sections

• Six Track: Available in walk-along and line-operated* system, these curtain track kits provide a quick, flexible and professional solution to a stage. Custom track lengths are possible by cutting sections off onsite. Accessories can be ordered separately. *Manual and motorized operations are available.
• Doughty Rail: It is a compact, low-profile walkalong system, ideal for small venues where space is a concern for track installation. A range of accessories is available for multiple configurations.
• Studio Rail: Besides mounting a curtain, it is ideal to suspend other studio equipment. Standard and heavy-duty studio rails are available. Like Doughty Rail and Six Track, it has many accessories to suit unique track installations.


Doughty Tank Trap - Best Lighting Boom Base

• Regular Doughty Tank Trap: Fitted with a long 48mm receiver, this sturdy steel boom base can support a 48mm tube/pole very securely for side lighting. Easy to carry and store.
• 3-Position Tank Trap: Not only is the receiver long, but also detachable for other positions. It means you can secure the pole in different positions - edge, centre and corner - for lighting requirements. The steel plate can also be inverted for attaching truss pieces.


FAQ

  • + WHAT DOES LIFETIME WARRANTY ON THE SEAMS MEAN?
  • If the seams of a garment split, the manufacturer will repair or replace it. The warranty does not cover seams that split due to mechanical damage that tears or cuts the seam because of contact with sharp edges or tools, or if the fabric is otherwise worn out from general wear. If you need an exchange, please contact us via chat.
  • + WHICH KNEE PADS ARE RIGHT FOR ME?
  • Some factors to consider when choosing knee pads:
    • How uneven the surface is?
    • How long you will be kneeling?
    • How long you will be kneeling?
    • What trousers you are wearing? etc
    If you work frequently and for prolonged periods on your knees, we recommend heavy-duty knee pads like the 4027 (narrower) and 4032 (wider) because they are thicker and offer enchanced protection enhanced protection when kneeling on uneven surfaces.
  • + HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHANGE KNEE PADS?
  • It is time to change them when they start to look compressed and worn out. It is important that you check your knee pads regularly if you spend a lot of your work time on your knees.
  • + HOW LONG DOES A PAIR OF WORK TROUSERS LAST?
  • It depends but we have 3 best tips for extending the life of the Blaklader garments:
    • Choose the RIGHT size.
    • Follow the washing instructions.
    • Wash your work trousers regularly. It will for sure give them a longer life.