The Salamander Quad Pro is the latest flame unit to be launched by Le Maitre and follows on from the successful Salamander, extending Le Maitre’s flame family offering.
The Salamander Quad Pro is a larger, more versatile system than the Salamander. A four canister system, it can be operated with each canister being fired independently and the option of multiple colours being loaded to provide a truly stunning visual display from a single machine. Firing the canisters sequentially can also be used to increase the duration of the effect, with up to 120 hits in total and each flame reaching around 3.5m/12ft in height. Alternatively, all four canisters can be fired at the same time to produce a much bigger single flame reaching up to a spectacular 7.5m/25ft – terrific for stadiums!
The new unit also retains a number of key features and benefits from the original Salamander design, including:
A unique firing system eliminates internal valves and accumulators, thus minimising the chance of the system becoming blocked or leaking.
Canister-based fluids, offer an ideal solution for anyone wanting to create a propane-style flame without the headaches. These eliminate the need for inconvenient external propane tanks, trailing pipes and multiple valves, enabling quick set-up and at a fraction of the cost.
A choice of colours – natural, red and green as well as a choice of fuels – butane/propane (natural canisters) and where the use of propane isn’t permitted, ethanol/methanol (red and green canisters), provide a great alternative solution.
A number of safety features including a safety tilt sensor as well as ignitor monitoring are also incorporated. The unit is operated through DMX, 5 channels (Ignitor plus 4 Fire Channels), and Ignitor Channel Address can be set independently from fire channels (e.g. Fire: 2, 3, 4, 5; Ignitor: 12).
A key feature of the original Salamander is its small footprint at just 204x170x433mm, and despite housing 4 canisters the new Salamander Quad Pro is almost as compact at just 260 x330x433mm.
The Salamander Quad Pro was previewed by the public for the first time ever at Prolight & Sound in Frankfurt, Germany in April this year, where visitors were able to watch the spectacular 25ft high flames at the daily Festhalle shows.