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Siemens: Cirque de Soleil Show KA

When the Las Vegas based Cirque de Soleil show, “KA” was looking to maximize motion control and improve the reliability of their stage’s movements, they turned to Siemens.  Siemens drives and controls create the automation needed to provide the safety and reliability that is required for a performance of this caliber.

For three years, a Siemens engineering team worked to make this $220 million dollar show and theatre at the Las Vegas MGM Grand spectacular.  Visually, the show is like nothing you have ever seen before but reliability, flawless motion and safety was Siemens’ main objective.

The Cirque de Soleil show “KA” requires a 25 x 50 ft section of the floor to rise out of the main portion of the stage. This 6 ft thick, 80 thousand pound section of the stage provides full motion that rotates 360º and tilts 100º to become a sheer vertical, ultimately lining up perpendicular to the stationary part of the stage… with the performers still on it!  I’ll keep my job, thank you.  I think Bernard & Company needs to take a field trip to Vegas to see this in person.

Check out this video and see how Siemens’ contribution makes this stage show possible.

This article details Siemens’ part in the three year process to get the “KA” stage operating flawlessly.