What is ModTruss?

ModTruss is similar to conventional lighting truss, but it can be used for so much more. This unique building component is capable of making anything including stages, trusses, video wall supports, step units and complex scenic structures. When it comes down to it, any structure you can imagine can be easily realized by using ModTruss.

ModTruss is made from aluminum plates that have been precision laser cut, formed and welded into a patented design.  The innovative hole pattern allows sections to be bolted together in straight lines or 90 degree angles, as well as allowing any accessory or other scenic display elements to attach quickly and easily, using simple bolts.  The holes also create extreme design flexibility by giving ModTruss the ability to be bolted on in 3″ increments in any direction.

ModTuss is exclusively rented in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania by Showman Fabricators.

What Can ModTruss Do?

Almost anything, but here are  the basics:

  • ModTruss can be bolted end to end to create a section that spans any length.
  • Need a 90 degree corner, a Tee, 4-way, 5-way or 6-way corners?  Take a section and bolt it anywhere along the truss in 3” increments.
  • Need to bolt together at custom angles?  Easy, either use an adjustable hinge joint, or we can custom cut splice plates for the top and bottom faces to give you a fixed angle.
  • How about decking for stages and bridges?  No problem, either use ModDecks, which are fully compatible with ModTruss, or make your structure from ModTruss and bolt ¾” or 1” ply, using the holes.

 

 

Comparison of ModTruss vs. Conventional Truss

ModTruss

Conventional Truss

Advantage

Stock Lengths 1’ to 10’ in 1’ increments Usually just 5’, 8’ and 10’

ModTruss

Special Lengths Just use the nearest 1’ length and we can make a 1” to 11” special block even in fractions of an inch Need to custom fabricate the entire length needed

ModTruss

Right Angle Connection Just bolt-on where desired.  No added expense Requires special 2-way, 3-way, 4-way, 5-way or 6-way corner blocks that are very expensive

ModTruss

Spacing of Right Angle Connections Any 3” increment Only at the ends of the stock truss

ModTruss

Accessories Full line of hinges, levelers, railings, etc. Very Limited

ModTruss

Strength of 12” Truss ModTruss is stronger than all 12” conventional truss with half as much deflection Not as strong as ModTruss with more deflection

ModTruss

Strength of 6” Truss
6” ModTruss is stronger than every available 6” truss on the market Decorative only.  Very low strength

ModTruss

Laminating Trusses Together for Higher Strength / Longer Spans Easy, just bolt together.  Can far exceed 20.5” and 30” truss Impossible!  If you needed a stronger truss or longer span you need to get larger truss

ModTruss

Joining 6” Truss to 12” Truss Easy, just bolt together Impossible or special connections are needed

ModTruss

Supporting Decks from Truss Easy, just bolt together Special connections needed

ModTruss

Hanging Scenic Elements from Truss Easy, use bolts or threaded rod from any hole Need straps to span sling around truss or pipe clamps

ModTruss

Self-Climbing Truss Available Available

Both

Use as a Standard Lighting Truss Bolt lights through holes or use adapter plates to add on pipe Conventional Truss may be a better choice

Conventional Truss

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