Handling Specialty custom designed and manufactured an understage tilting system for the Lion King’s traveling musical for its tour in North America. 

Performance requirements guided the unit design. In terms of noise, the actuator system was required to perform under 80 decibels within three feet of the unit.  A comprehensive test plan was run at Handling Specialty prior to shipment to simulate performance conditions.



  • System is comprised of two cam-style actuators and an HPU (located 150’ from actuators)
  • The footprint for each actuator is 34" wide x 120" long x 11" high
  • Oversized base plates distribute load over a larger area of the supporting substructure
  • Quick disconnect fittings for an interface-ready installation


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