SONOSS launches ALTIMATE, its brand of smart lifting control

When Sonoss began marketing its digital motor remote controls with group memories and its hybrid contactor controllers (at GL Event in 2021 for the Grand Palais Éphémère), it bore (just like its classic remote controls) the Sonoss brand.

To commercially separate its activities as a distributor (Luminex, SGM, etc.) and manufacturer, Philippe Coudyser, CEO of Sonoss, has filed a separate brand covering its range of lifting controls, developed and manufactured in Lille. Altimate was born, ready to take on the world.

Manuel Lauwerier, technical director of Sonoss, presents the range of products here:

Altimate is distributed in France by Sonoss and will be distributed throughout the world via interested distributors based on contacts made at international trade shows where the brand will exhibit, including Prolight+Sound in March.

Ugo Knaff, head of Marketing, took the opportunity to suggest identifying the products in 3 ranges with simple and easy-to-remember names.

The entire Altimate range.

– Altimotion range for smart remote controls and hybrid contactor motor controllers. The remote previously referenced RT72-20G-W-WL now bears the MotionPad reference and its number of channels

– Altivision range for the scale and its accessories

– Classic range for analog remote controls and controllers

Here the MotionPad 24 channel remote control, using HF via the receiver/transmitter MotionControl or hardwired to the motor controllers for complete control.

Remote for permanent installations, the MotionHall.

The VisionCell scale measures weight at the rigging point in real-time. It is autonomous, can be used with any type of lifting device, connected to a digital Altimate remote it makes work easier than ever.

Let’s get back to how this innovative brand has developed an entire autonomous eco-system for lifting. After the range of group memory remote controls and its hybrid contactor controllers, the team launched a VisionCell connected scale.

An HF transmitter/receiver, between the remote control and the scale, ensures dialogue for optimized lifting management. The connection can also be hardwired.

With the desire to facilitate the work for rigging technicians, several announced functions are now implemented. The Identify function allows you to locate the load cells attached to the trusses and to change their assignment using the remote control. They respond with a light signal.

The scale is powered by a lithium battery which is automatically recharged in dedicated cases; a relief for the technician who no longer has to manage batteries and their replacement. In a kit including a large number of rigging points, the time saved is significant.

From the remote control, it is also possible to define an underload or overload alarm for a large number of load cells to identify a problem, always by emitting a light signal.
The load cell, designed to be waterproof, is awaiting its IP54 certification.

Visit their website to find out more about Altimate and its control solutions for stage rigging


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Text & photos: MC – Video: Allison Cussigh – Translation and subtitles: Ted Hall

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