Sussex-based Big Foot Systems is delighted to announce that it’s new Lock ‘n’ Load frame has been shortlisted in the prestigious ACR News Awards. This innovative new product, a freestanding, non-penetrative frame designed to support mini split outdoor air conditioning units, has been nominated in the ‘Air Conditioning Ancillary Product of the Year –’ category.
The ACR News Awards 2017 winners will be announced at a glamorous gala dinner on 23rd March 2017, held at the 5* Chelsea Harbour Hotel in London. The awards celebrate innovation in the air conditioning and refrigeration sector, rewarding companies that demonstrate excellence in the way they operate or in what they produce. Established over 20 years ago, the ACR News Awards were the first magazine awards established in the ACR industry and the event is an important date on the industry calendar. Awards are hotly contested and attract a high calibre of entry, each of which are judged by a panel of industry experts.
“We are delighted to have been shortlisted in these important industry awards and to have gained recognition for this innovative new product” said Sam Birch, Product Manager at Big Foot Systems. “The Lock ‘n’ Load Frame is a great addition to our range of non-penetrative support systems and accelerates the speed of on-site air conditioning installation as well as simplifying the installation process by removing the need to fabricate a support on site.”
Joining the extensive Big Foot range of freestanding support solutions for rooftop plant, the Lock ‘n’ Load Frame is a simple AC support solution for engineers who have previously fabricated DIY supports out of struts as a quick fix on site. Offering installers an off-the-shelf support solution, the Lock ‘n’ Load is truly ground-breaking with a simple push and lock system that speeds up on site assembly, with stand set-up taking under 15 minutes. Conveniently available from local distributor branches boxed and ready to use on site, this lightweight pre-fabricated solution allows engineers to collect and carry the frame to the project site and construct it easily and simply, saving engineers time and hassle.
Designed to support mini split outdoor AC units, Big Foot Systems’ innovative Lock ‘n’ Load Frame can support AC units on both flat rooftop or ground mounted applications. The pre-fabricated frame is available ready to install and with only one tool needed to assemble the frame, there is no need to secure it to the building or floor. This allows the lightweight Lock ‘n’ Load frame to be easily moved into position once installed.
The Lock ‘n’ Load can also be used in restricted space for multiple unit installations where the frames can be used in a tower/double stack configuration and the frame allows vertical adjustment, which ensures a level finish for unit mounting. The Lock ‘n’ Load’s three height options and extension kits make it suitable for a wide range of applications, including projects which have planning height restrictions. Extremely versatile, the frame’s drop on cross bar means the cross bar can be moved with the unit in situ, before securing in place, allowing infinite cross bar adjustments along the end bar.
A non-penetrative frame, the Lock ‘n’ Load is capable of bearing up to 150kg using its renowned Big Foot feet for load spreading. It is ideal for modern lightweight single ply membrane roofs since it does not damage the delicate membrane. Robust and ideal for outside applications, the Lock ‘n’ Load is made from hot dip galvanised metal work with a 10-year guarantee.
Big Foot Systems’ products and systems are quick and easy to install ensuring project cost and time clarity, thus reducing the need for complex, time-consuming and expensive detailing. Offering improved roof aesthetics, Big Foot Systems provides engineered solutions that are innovative in design, robust and repeatable. Big Foot combines market leading products and services, which include system design and on-site support. Available to install in all weathers utilising familiar componentry, all systems are designed with safety, security and simplicity in mind. Finally Big Foot Systems offers short manufacture and delivery lead times to help a project meet its schedule and stay within budget.