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Nook products are routinely used in a multitude of entertainment applications that require very heavy to very light loads with highly accurate positioning and reliability.

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The show goes on with Nook linear motion.

For more than 50+ years, Nook continues to been the go-to resource for anything that needs to move in order to provide entertainment. We have successfully supported countless small and large scale projects for television, film, performing arts, concerts and sports stadium venues. 

Typical Applications

  • Concert Halls
  • Sports Stadiums
  • Stage & Screen
  • Animatronics
  • Theme Parks

Sound and Lighting

Highly reliable and safe.

Stage lighting applies to the production of theater, dance, music, and other performance arts (and sports). Modern stage lighting can also include special effects, such as lasers and fog machines. 

Cabling, dimmers, lighting instruments, controllers) are used in applications, including corporate events, concerts, trade shows, broadcast television, film production, and photographic studios. Overhead structures require compact, lightweight designs so they can be attached above the stage in a multitude of locations (and save shipping costs). In addition, they must be 

Nook linear motion systems are a highly effective solution for this application due to their high force capabilities, superior repeatability and reliable performance. For added safety, they can also come equipped with geared reduction boxes that stop movement  in case of complete power loss. Their compact retracted size allows for efficient transportation. 


  • Maximum Safety 
  • Compact Space 
  • Reliable Performance 

Stages, Platforms and Lifts

Many highly respected leaders in the development of theatrical, entertainment, and studio systems have counted on Nook for their most challenging applications. This includes the ability to provide multiple ways to reveal guests, bands, or special sets with the ability to support numerous stage configurations with great flexibility and striking appearance.


  • Long Travel in a Small Footprint
  • Lifting and moving extremely heavy loads over long travel lengths
  • Dampened Vibration and Resonance
  • Fast lift speeds with steep pitch thread pattern

Scoreboards and Monitors

Nook linear solutions offer the ability to meet all the challenges associated with this application. We also offer a wide range of accessories that are ideal for highly accurate positioning and control.

scoreboard displays the score and other information in a game or other event. Most levels of sport from high school and above use at least one scoreboard for keeping score, measuring time, and displaying statistics. Most modern scoreboards use electromechanical or electronic means of displaying the score. In these, digits are often composed of large dot-matrix or seven-segment displays made of incandescent bulbs, LED's, or electromechanical flip segments. Typically, an official or neutral person will operate the scoreboard, using a control panel.

Scoreboards must be raised, lowered, or moved to allow pedestrian foot traffic or equipment to be moved into and out of the stadium. Some are more than 30 feet high and 30 feet wide while weighing several thousand pounds. They must also be synchronized to raised and lowered levels or they may become damaged. Outdoor stadiums and venues require water tight enclosures and connectors.