Case Study: Turntable for
Chamkaur Cultural Centre and Museum


The quest to bring historical events to life is a challenge that museums and cultural centers often face, especially when incorporating dynamic displays like turntables. The Chamkaur Cultural Centre and Museum embarked on an ambitious project to recreate the Chamkaur Sahib battle through a themed studio, utilizing a turntable to immerse visitors in the historical event with unparalleled realism. This case study outlines the challenges encountered, the innovative solution provided by Nandan, and the resulting benefits of this collaboration.


The project’s vision was to construct a dome-shaped themed studio that would provide visitors with a visual and immersive experience of the Chamkaur Sahib battle. The key challenges included:

  • Designing an Immersive Experience: The museum aimed to offer visitors not just a visual spectacle but a comprehensive sensory experience of the battle, making them feel as though they were part of the historical event.
  • Complex Seating Arrangement: To enhance the immersive experience, the museum wanted a seating arrangement that could move in sync with the show, allowing visitors to engage fully with the visual content.
  • Technical Integration: The solution required seamless integration with the existing DMX system and Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) to synchronize the movement of the seating with the show’s visual and auditory effects.


After a thorough analysis of the requirements, Nandan GSE proposed a solution—a custom-designed turntable for seating:

  • Customized Turntable Design: A turntable with a 7.5m diameter, capable of seating 40 people, was designed to rotate 360 degrees in both clockwise and anti-clockwise directions, fitting perfectly within the dome structure.
  • Seamless System Integration: The turntable was fully integrated with the museum’s DMX system and PLC, ensuring that the seating movement was perfectly synchronized with the show, enhancing the immersive experience for visitors.
  • Robust and Low-Profile Construction: With a capacity of 7.5 tons and a design focusing on low height for unobstructed views, the turntable was built to be both robust and aesthetically pleasing, ensuring safety and comfort for all visitors.


The collaboration with Nandan GSE yielded significant benefits for the Chamkaur Cultural Centre and Museum:

  • Trusted Advisory and Quality Solutions: Nandan emerged as a trusted advisor, providing a concept and delivering a quality solution that exceeded expectations.
  • Cost Savings: Opting for a local, customized solution from Nandan, the museum saved substantial costs compared to importing similar technology.
  • Smooth Operation: The operational smoothness of the turntable ensured that visitors were unaware of their movement, deeply engrossed in the immersive experience of the Chamkaur Sahib battle.
  • Positive Visitor Feedback: The seamless integration and innovative design of the turntable contributed to an enhanced visitor experience, making the Chamkaur Cultural Centre and Museum a landmark destination for experiencing historical events in a novel and engaging manner.


The Chamkaur Cultural Centre and Museum’s decision to collaborate with Nandan GSE for their themed studio project illustrates the power of innovative engineering solutions in transforming historical narratives into immersive experiences. Nandan GSE’s customized turntable not only met the technical and aesthetic requirements of the project but also provided a cost-effective, reliable solution, reinforcing the value of local expertise in achieving global standards of museum and cultural exhibitions.

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