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.