Doughty Engineering Ltd
- Rigging & Staging
- Live Production
Established in 1970, Doughty Engineering is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of grip, rigging and suspension equipment, supplying products to film and TV studios, theatres, concert halls and other performance venues. Doughty employs over 60 staff at its headquarters in Ringwood, Hampshire where all Doughty branded products are manufactured giving the company full control over the quality and production. Doughty is fully supported by a network of distributors for all their products in over 50 countries throughout the world.
Doughty consistently invests in state of the art plant and machinery, enabling the company to turn its hand to almost anything - whether working from a freehand sketch or full engineering drawings. In addition to its specialist engineering skills, Doughty also offers in-house CAD design and 3D modelling facilities.
The company has been a member of the Professional Light and Sound Association (PLASA) since 1989 and adheres strictly to the standards of trading expected by the PLASA organisation.
Doughty's Studio Rail is a neat and inexpensive track for smaller studios. The extruded aluminium rail system has been designed specifically for quick and easy installation without the need for special tools. Available in natural aluminium or anodised black, Studio Rail comes in kit form offering a choice of 12 track lengths, from 4m up to 15m. Standard rail lengths are kept in stock, so additional rails can be bought without delay. The rails can be cut to length on site and a selection of curves increases the track's versatility even further.
Doughty's new Fifty Clamp has TUV approval, a safe working load of 50kg and has been designed to fit tube diameter 38mm-51mm. Made from pressure die cast aluminium ensures it prevents damage to thin wall truss. It is captive with M10 or M12 bolts and comes supplied with an M10 fixing kit.
The Pole Operated Yoke is modular in design and can be made exactly to customer specification from existing stock. Designed to stretch and shorten to fit any sized light, the yoke is fitted to a light with two cups which pan and tilt - and being pole operated, this enables the operator to make any adjustments from the ground - taking away the need to have ladders cluttering up the set and posing potential safety hazards.
The Lightweight Lighting Stand is a lighter, aesthetically simpler version of the Doughty Tank Trap. It comprises a flat, round plate and slim tube which can power a light and also a speaker. A 28mm receiver sits in the top of it which will take an industry standard 28mm spigot.
The Space Saver Omega sees one of Doughty’s Omega clamps permanently fitted to a lumiere with a hinge that locks into place. In the closed position, the lumiere can be put in its flight case neatly and easily without having to dismantle all the pieces, thus eliminating the chances that pieces are lost or mislaid when moving a lumiere from one location or venue to another.