Among the various gizmos on hand in a rigging crew’s arsenal is the SPK-2, a bauble on its own in the form of a cold sparkular machine. Designed to hang vertically, it can produce a dazzling fountain of sparks up to seven meters long. The machine is controlled with a DMX controller or a wireless remote. It can also be controlled by outdoor special spark powder. It has a small footprint so that it can be operated with minimal effort.
Aside from the SPK-2, the rigging and machine moving industry has a host of innovative, albeit expensive, tools and equipment. From rigging crates to warehousing, MEI Rigging and Crating has what you need to get the job done. They have grown into the nation’s largest provider of rigging, machinery moving and mechanical installation services.
As far as rigging and machine moving go, it’s not as simple as it sounds. Machine movers have different responsibilities depending on the company they work for. Machine movers are also the craft professionals that entail using heavy duty equipment and lifting large objects. Some machines might be as complex as a crane while others might be more simple like a wood export shipping crate. Some companies might have an assembly line while others might have a more manual process. A few companies might be lucky enough to have a dedicated team that specializes in all things mechanical. In addition to the machine riggers sparks specialized equipment, machine movers might be required to fill out a rigging and machine moving certification form.
There are different types of movers, including full-service and self-service. Full-service movers offer full services, including moving, packing, and unpacking. Self-service movers are typically cheaper, but they do require some of the work to be done yourself. You can also rent a container or storage space from a self-service moving company.