Harlequin Liberty Switch

Harlequin Liberty Switch is a professional multi-use floor system which transforms between a rigid theatrical floor and a sprung performance floor at the touch of a button.

It is designed for venues who regularly put on both dance and theatrical performances and so require both a sprung and a rigid floor in the same performance or rehearsal space.

Harlequin Liberty Switch enables a Harlequin Liberty sprung floor to be transformed to a rigid (unsprung) floor quickly and easily. This is achieved by using moving carriages which engage with stop blocks on the underside of the Liberty panels to create a rigid floor and disengage to create a sprung floor.

Liberty Switch is a modular multi-use floor system comprised of a base unit with the drive and control mechanism topped with a Harlequin Liberty sprung floor.

The base units house a series of moving carriages connected by rods running on a carrier rail powered by electric actuators located at the ends of each row. Each actuator and associated controller are linked to a master control unit located off-stage.

The upper panels are standard Harlequin Liberty with the addition of UHMWPE (Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) low-friction blocks on the underside.

  • Liberty Switch is a modular system that can be modified to meet any structural design requirements. The standard base units are 2m x 1m and are manufactured from 18mm birch plywood.
  • Minimum build height: between 100mm and 124mm depending on site conditions, excluding surface finish.
  • Power requirement: single phase 16 Amp.
  • Stage features: the system can be custom designed to allow for features such as traps, lifts and revolves as required.
  • Fixing: Liberty Switch can accommodate moving props up to maximum allowable load. If required, fixing to the floor is possible using custom designed plungers secured to the base battens.
  • Sub-floor: must be finished to SR1.
  • Floor depth: 100mm to 124mm depending on subfloor not including chosen performance surface.

Performance surfaces

Harlequin Liberty Switch can be used in conjunction with the following surface finishes:

Specifications
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  • Liberty Switch is a modular system that can be modified to meet any structural design requirements. The standard base units are 2m x 1m and are manufactured from 18mm birch plywood.
  • Minimum build height: between 100mm and 124mm depending on site conditions, excluding surface finish.
  • Power requirement: single phase 16 Amp.
  • Stage features: the system can be custom designed to allow for features such as traps, lifts and revolves as required.
  • Fixing: Liberty Switch can accommodate moving props up to maximum allowable load. If required, fixing to the floor is possible using custom designed plungers secured to the base battens.
  • Sub-floor: must be finished to SR1.
  • Floor depth: 100mm to 124mm depending on subfloor not including chosen performance surface.
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Performance surfaces

Harlequin Liberty Switch can be used in conjunction with the following surface finishes:

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