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We are looking to design an equipment stand for mini-split air conditioners that is easy and quick to assemble. It will be an outdoor stand, so it must withstand the weather, and hold up to 400lbs.

Currently the market leader is Quick Sling. This product is patented, so ours must be a different design. We are looking to improve the assembly speed, as it takes 20-30 minutes to assemble a Quick Sling QSMS1201.

Here is the Quick Sling product:

Here is the Quick Sling assembly video

We were thinking maybe it's possible to reduce assembly speed by having a stand that's folded in the box and expands when you take it out (like a folding chair or folding table). This is just one idea. All options will be considered, use your imagination!
- speed of assembly
- ease of assembly
- cost effective to manufacture
- must hold minimum 400 lbs
- must be adjustable to hold different equipment widths
- height adjustment would be a nice feature
Additional Information
We've noticed many of the designs look very similar to the Quick Sling product example.

You don't have to limit yourself to the same style design

We would like to see some designs using different style stands as well, perhaps ones that are completely collapsible like these:


These are just examples, feel free to get creative with it!


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1st Winner
#5 Easy to Assemble Equipment Stand, 400lbs rating by CDdesignSTUDIO
Sep 15, 2021 1:15
2nd Winner
#19 Easy to Assemble Equipment Stand, 400lbs rating by REDA
Sep 17, 2021 23:16
#17 Easy to Assemble Equipment Stand, 400lbs rating by CDdesignSTUDIO
Sep 17, 2021 14:00
#9 Foldable Easy to Assemble Equipment Stand, 400lbs by necipbuber
Sep 15, 2021 12:48
#31 Easy to Assemble Equipment Stand Ver.01 by insan by Insan Gunawan
Sep 23, 2021 2:47
#21 FOLDABLE STAND by kurtd
Sep 17, 2021 23:52
#56 Easy to Assemble Equipment Stand, 400lbs rating by CDdesignSTUDIO
Oct 3, 2021 16:56
#57 Equipment stand by Concadd
Oct 4, 2021 4:22
#52 Assembly 1 by ryanm2
Oct 2, 2021 6:32
#49 AC Mounting Bracket 01 by Shihab
Oct 1, 2021 11:24
#68 Conforming Stand by MAL
Oct 5, 2021 15:36
#1 Can offer click system by PI
Sep 14, 2021 19:57
#74 Equipment Stand, 400lbs rating by Mahdaoui Houcin
Oct 9, 2021 20:17
#73 Equipment Stand, 400lbs rating by Mahdaoui Houcin
Oct 8, 2021 0:42
#72 Equipment Stand, 400lbs rating by Mahdaoui Houcin
Oct 6, 2021 21:44
#71 Easy to Assemble Equipment Stand, 400lbs rating by CDdesignSTUDIO
Oct 6, 2021 10:06
#69 Easy to Assemble Equipment Stand, 400lbs rating by Hamed1
Oct 5, 2021 17:09
#66 STAND by dhanukeerthi
Oct 5, 2021 14:47
#65 Fully modular and Cheapest to manufacture by Lalchand2703
Oct 5, 2021 12:54
#61 support by Adriano Barissa MP$ by Adriano Ordoz Barissa
Oct 4, 2021 20:55
#24 Easy to Assemble Equipment Stand, 400lbs rating by CDdesignSTUDIO
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Sep 18, 2021 19:50
#6 New Structure by Ya3r.hgp
Sep 15, 2021 11:08




Tue, 05 Oct 2021 19:03:58 +0000
Anyone who gives only one or two prizes wonders how to choose from the many. Next time, give more rewards and everyone will feel a little better!
Sat, 02 Oct 2021 20:22:17 +0000
Are the mounting point consistent across various mini split ac manufacturers? I also notice that you are open to having moving joints. That being said how concerned are you about vibration? Do you know what part of the quick sling assembly process is the most time consuming? In my research thus far I have not been able to find anything definitive. Thank you - Izak van der Walt P.E.

Gregorius Giga


Sat, 25 Sep 2021 07:18:14 +0000
Please give your feedback
It will help us to improve our design

Salim Benyoucef


Thu, 23 Sep 2021 08:09:45 +0000
I published two different type of stand with all details that you need in case you'll manufacture the frame. The first one was without connector joint, however could be easily stored. The second could be easily fold. I designed the both designs in the intent what you're looking that can hold up to 400lbs and withstand to the weather.
To satisfy the constraints the design should be complex and that what I did, otherwise I could easily design frame such as scissor or similar. So far I didn't understand what you're looking for ?
Best regards



Thu, 16 Sep 2021 18:53:46 +0000
Please can you advise whether you have a preference for a metric or inch based design, i.e. for tubing section, fastener standards etc?



Thu, 16 Sep 2021 16:21:06 +0000
"...must be adjustable to hold different equipment widths..." Can you give any limits within which to make the adjustment?


Wed, 15 Sep 2021 22:58:55 +0000
Is it exclusively floor-mounted, or it's a mixed floor/wall type ?
Wed, 15 Sep 2021 12:00:18 +0000
Interesting project................................Thank you! for the contest:)



Wed, 15 Sep 2021 11:13:21 +0000
manishk3 asked: "require floor mounted for wall mounted?"

answer: Floor mounted
Wed, 15 Sep 2021 06:55:38 +0000
require floor mounted for wall mounted?

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