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TSE Redesigns Clew Winch Line Sets for Added Security and Performance

TSE Redesigns Clew Winch Line Sets for Added Security and Performance

Manual Clew Winch SystemOctober 12, 2009, WINONA, MN. – Thern Stage Equipment is pleased to announce the availability of its next-generation Clew Winch line sets. These improved line sets deliver the reliability theatre operators have come to expect from TSE with the addition of new features designed for superior performance and security.

Load handling is always a chief concern for theatre operators and with the new Clew Winch line sets from TSE, operation has never been more secure. These completely engineered systems eliminate the potential hazards inherent in systems using components from various suppliers that may not be designed to work together. In addition, standard clew winches now include dual compartment, grooved drums to accommodate redundant haul lines for enhanced security and load control. Winches also include a positive load holding brake and a lock-out function to provide secondary security by locking the drum to the frame when the load is stationary.

The new 2500 pound Clew Winch series, incorporates an improved gearbox design, to provide quiet and reliable performance. Worm gears are enclosed in a cast aluminum housing, and operate in a sealed oil bath to provide the dependability theatre operators require, while allowing operators the flexibility to install the winch to both horizontal and vertical surfaces. The gearbox will provide additional flexibility with a motorized option to be available soon from TSE.

With Clew Winch line sets from TSE, theatre operators receive performance, flexibility and security in one fully engineered package.

TSE engineers and sales representatives are dedicated to working with you every step of the way to configure a line set, or custom build a winch or hoist system to meet your exact project specifications. To learn more about Clew Winch line sets from TSE and start building your next theatre rigging system, call TSE at 800-553-2204 or email us at [email protected] You can also visit TSE online at

Thern Stage Equipment is a fully owned and operated division of Thern, Inc. Celebrating their 60th Anniversary in 2008, Thern, Inc. is a major manufacturer of winches, hoists and cranes for a wide variety of commercial markets, including the theatre and entertainment industry. Founded in 1948, Thern is headquartered in Winona, MN. and sells their products worldwide.

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