Lightweight, Modular Staging and Portable Risers

ExpressDeck™

Lightweight, Modular Staging and Portable Risers

ExpressDeck™ creates a professional looking stage anywhere with ease. Engineered for frequent change in location or application, ExpressDeck is designed to be the easiest staging system to transport, assemble, dismantle, and store.

Fast Easy Installation

ExpressDeck is the easiest modular staging system to assemble, connect, break down, and transport. Simply unfold the risers, line up the locking mechanisms on the riser corners with the corresponding holes on the platform, and lock using a hex key. Once platforms are assembled, they connect to each other via hidden locks and a hex key. Guard rails are easily bolted to platforms and lock to each other for added security. Skirting can be added and removed quickly with clips.

Durable Construction that Supports Heavy Weights

ExpressDeck modular staging is rugged, durable, and strong enough to support heavy equipment and vehicles. Standard 4’ x 4’ decks can support weights up to 2,300 pounds, but weigh less than 60 pounds each. Individual decks lock securely to the risers and to each other, creating a safe, stable platform that can be easily reconfigured for different events. Attach stairs anywhere, the simple connection system allows you to place and replace quickly and easily.

ExpressDeck platforms are comprised of sandwiched layers of honeycombed and high-density plywood, topped with a heavy-duty carpet surface and an aluminum frame that contains the hidden locking mechanism. The attractive gray carpet is hard-wearing, easy to maintain, reduces noise and prevents slipping.

Design Your Own Staging System

ExpressDeck features an adjustable riser system which allows for a variety of stage configurations. Use ExpressDeck to create a sturdy, flat stage for dance performances, a multi-level stage for exciting theatrical performances, or choral risers for musical performances. Easily add tiers to the stage by varying the heights of the riser legs.

ExpressDeck is completely modular so as your needs change, so can your stage. Add different levels, move and add staircases and guard rails, and completely change the configuration of platforms in a matter of minutes to create a custom designed stage. Staging kits are available in the most popular stage sizes.

Module Size

Platform: 4’ W x 4’ L x 1.25’ H (1.2m x 1.2m x .4m).

Risers: (unfolded) 8″, 16″, 24″, or 32″ height (20.3cm, 40.6cm, 61cm, 81.3cm)

Material: Layered high-density plywood

Weight

Platform: 39.7 lbs (18 kg)

Risers: 6.6, 8.4, or 10.3 lbs (3 kg, 3.8 kg, 4.7 kg)

Weight Load: 2,300 lbs (1043.3 kg)

Multiple riser heights available: 8″-32″ high

Customize an ExpressDeck™ Portable Stage or Riser with Guard Rails, Skirting, & Transport Cases

Modular Staging Kits

ExpressDeck™ staging kit are available in the most popular staging sizes for quick and easy orders. Add stairs, guard rails, skirting, flight cases, or additional platforms and risers to create a truly custom staging system.

How to Configure ExpressDeck

To configure your stage, first measure your space to ensure your stage will fit. Next sketch the layout you desire, including stair placement. Determine how many 4’ x 4’ platforms are need by dividing all of your dimensions by 4. Using Sample Layout 1, the main area of the stage is 16’ x 12’, or 4 platforms x 3 platforms. Working stairs into your design is easy. Simply order this stair kit that matches your stage height, stair rails are included in stair kits.

The example shown would be ordered as Kit #8 (16’x 12’ x 32”) plus two additional platforms and 32” risers and three stair kits for 32” stages. This stage also includes four guard rails, and eleven 32″ skirts. This stage will fit in 3 flight cases (guard railsand stair rails do not fit in cases).

Link to ExpressDeck Kits Page with Kitting Charts: http://www.expressdeckstaging.com/portable-stage-kits.php

Lightweight, Durable Stage Platforms

ExpressDeck carpeted staging platforms are available in two sizes:

  • 4’ x 4’ x 1.25”
  • 4’ x 1’ x 1.25”
  • 4’ x 4’ platform is the basic building block for an ExpressDecks staging system
  • 4’ x 1’ platforms are used to create stairs or to extend your stage dimensions in 1’ increments (8”, 16”, and 24” heights only)

Portable Staging Platform Properties

Despite their light weight (less than 50 lbs per 4’ x 4’ platform and less than 15 lbs per 4’ x 1’ platform), ExpressDeck staging modules can support up to 2,300 lbs per 4’x 4’ deck. This makes ExpressDeck the perfect display option for car shows and equipment expos, as well as theatrical performances with heavy sets and large casts.

The platforms are comprised of sandwiched layers of honeycombed and high-density plywood, topped with a heavy-duty carpet surface and an aluminum frame that contains the hidden locking mechanism. The attractive gray carpet is hard-wearing and easy to maintain, and also reduces noise and prevents slipping.

Secure Integrated Locking System

Assembled platforms lock together to create a sturdy and stable stage. Contained within each 4’ platform edge is a male or female lock component. Simply slide the corresponding locking components together and secure with a twist of a hex key.

Portable Staging Platform Specifications:

Dimensions: 4’ x 4’ x 1.25” / 4’ x 1’ x 1.25”

Weight: 44 lbs (19.96 kg) plus riser

Weight Capacity: Supports up to 2,300 lbs per 4’ x 4’ platform.

Materials: Layered high-density plywood, Aluminum

profile, Heavy-duty carpet surface

Features: Integrated interlocking system, reinforced

metal corners

Modular Staging Risers with a Simple Locking System

Expandable Riser Legs

Easily change the height of the stage or create multi-level tiers using ExpressDeck’s™ expandable riser legs. ExpressDeck’s collapsible riser legs are lightweight aluminum and fold up for convenient storage and transportation then unfold and lock to platforms and steps with a simple twist a hex key.

Lightweight Durable Construction

ExpressDeck’s risers are manufactured from copper and ABS plastic with a brushed aluminum finish. The risers are lightweight, a 24” full-sized riser weighs just 8.4 lbs, yet support up to 2,300 lbs when locked to a platform.

ExpressDeck risers are available in four heights to fit 4’ x 4’ platforms:

  • 8”
  • 16”
  • 24”
  • 32”

ExpressDeck risers are available in three heights to fit the 4’ x 1’ step platforms:

  • 8”
  • 16”
  • 24”

Simple Locking System

ExpressDeck risers lock to platforms via screws located at each corner riser leg that correspond to holes containing a hidden locking mechanism at each corner of the platform.  Simply align the screws and holes, insert the included hex key into the top of the hole and turn clockwise. Risers of different heights and step risers lock to each other with easy-to-use riser clamps.

Portable Staging Riser Specifications:

Dimensions (unfolded):

Platform Riser: 4’ x 4’ x 8”,16”, 24”, 32”

Stair Riser: 4’ x 1’ x 8”, 16”, 24”

Weight: 8.4 lbs (4’ x 4’ x 24”)

Weight Capacity: Supports up to 2,300 lbs when combined with standard 4’x4′ platform.

Materials: Copper, ABS Plastic, Brushed Aluminum Finish

Features: Universal, Collapsible

Safety Railing for ExpressDeck™

ExpressDeck Portable Staging Guard Rails and Hand Rails

Make safety a priority with ExpressDeck™ guard rails and hand rails. Guard rails attach easily to 4’ x 4’ stage platforms and hand rails attach to 4’ x 1’ step modules, locking to platforms and each other for extra security. ExpressDeck guard rails feature a chair-stop rail designed for applications like graduations, awards ceremonies, and orchestral performances.

Easy Installation

After determining the placement of the safety rails on the portable stage and staircases, drill through the platforms with a 7/16” or 11mm drill bit at the pre-marked guide holes. Align rail feet with holes and secure with the included bolts. Lock guard rails to each other using rail-to-rail connector hardware and corner connector hardware at corners.

Noise Reducing, Anti Slip Carpet Steps, and Safe Hand Railing

Access your ExpressDeck portable stage with convenient and easy-to-assemble stair kits. Attach as many staircases to the perimeter of the stage as you need. Stairs are comprised of carpeted platforms, collapsible risers, and hand rails, and are assembled in the same manner as the stage modules.

Modular Staging Staircase Kits

For your convenience, stairs can be ordered in all-inclusive kits or as individual components. We recommend ordering stair kits to ensure you receive all the modules your projects require.

Stairs are comprised of:

  • 4’ x 1’ x’ 1.25” noise-reducing anti-slip carpeted platforms
  • 4’ x 1’ x 8”, 16”, and 24” collapsible risers
  • 1’ x 4’ x 3” hand rails

Simple Staging Staircase Assembly

Risers lock to platforms via screws located at each corner riser leg that correspond to holes containing a hidden locking mechanism at each corner of the platform. Simply align the screws and holes, insert the included hex key into the top of the hole and turn clockwise.

Risers lock to each other with easy-to-use riser clamps. Loosen the bolts and tighten around one leg of a riser and one leg of another riser.

After determining the placement of your hand rails, drill through the platforms with a 7/16” or 11mm drill bit at the pre-marked guide holes. Align rail feet with holes and secure with the included bolts.

Link to full assembly page:

http://www.expressdeckstaging.com/how-to-make-modular-staging.php#stairs

Portable Staging Staircase Specifications:

Dimensions: Platforms: 4’ x 1’ x 1.25”

Risers (unfolded): 4’ x 1’ x 8”, 16”, 24”, 32”

Weight Capacity: Supports up to 740 lbs each.

Materials: Copper, ABS Plastic, Brushed Aluminum Finish (Risers) Plywood, Heavy-Duty Carpet, Aluminum (Platforms)

Features: Available in convenient kits or as individual module

Link to chart: http://www.expressdeckstaging.com/stairs-for-portable-stages.php

Staging Skirts and Portable Stage Flight Cases

Modular Stage Skirting

Complete the professional look of your stage with attractive black skirting. All skirts are 4’ wide, and are available in the same lengths as stage risers, 8”, 16”, 24”, and 32”. Simply clip on to the front edge of your modular stage

Specifications:

Dimensions: 4’ x 8”, 16”, 24”, 32”

Materials: Black flame-resistant fabric

Features: Easy-to-use clips

 

Portable Staging Flight Case

Flight cases make it easier than ever to take the show on the road. Designed specifically to simplify transportation and storage of the ExpressDeck portable staging system, each case can accommodate up to six 4’ x 4’ platforms, six risers of any height, hardware, and skirting. Heavy-duty construction featuring double-anchor industrial rivets, reinforced corners, and industrial grade rubber feet, earned this case an ATA 300 rating for transit cases. Stackable ball corners allow for safe, orderly, and space-saving storage.

Specifications:

Dimensions: L: 4’3″ W: 1’8″ H: 4’9″

Weight: 97 lbs (empty)

Materials: Premium 3/8 Vinyl Laminated Plywood, Aluminum edging

Features: 4 Heavy-Duty Casters with Brakes, Dounbe-

Anchor Industrial Rivets, Recessed Industrial Grade

Latches and Handles, Industrial Grade Rubber Feet, ATA

300 Rating

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