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Need rigging data fast?  There's an app for that! Introducing iRigging from J. R. Clancy

Need rigging data fast? There's an app for that! Introducing iRigging from J. R. Clancy

iRigging on the iPhoneIt's never been easier to get the equipment data you need for proper installation and operation of manual and motorized rigging. J. R. Clancy has turned its popular rigging slide rule tool into a free iPhone app, specifically for installers and users of theatre stage rigging.

The new app is called iRigging, and it delivers instant information about wire rope, batten loading, arbors, stage ropes, motors, fabrics, fleet angles, and more in English and metric units. It's easy to install and use from an iPhone or iPod Touch.

iRigging provides wire rope data, including:

• Minimum sheave pitch diameter

• Quantity of cable clips

• Wire turnback for cable clips

• Proper torque for cable clip bolts

• Cable breaking strength

• Nicopress® sleeve crimp quantity and manual tool

Other data includes:

• Allowable fleet angles

• Uniform and midpoint batten loading

• Arbor capacity

• Weight of counterweights

• Recommended working loads for equipment

• Motor current

• Stage ropes

• Weight of stage fabrics

“We're pleased to provide a calculation tool that's so easy to use—it's the natural graduation of our popular slide rule,” said Tom Young, J. R. Clancy vice president of marketing. “Once you've used it, please let us know what improvements you'd like to see, to make this the most valuable rigging installation tool you can take to the job.”

Visit the App Store at iTunes and search on iRigging to download the tool for free.

More information about J. R. Clancy is available at, or at 800-836-1885.

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