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Description:
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:
www.quick-sling.com/qsms1201

Here is the Quick Sling assembly video
www.youtube.com/watch

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!
Wants:
- 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
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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:

precisesports.com/carrom-accessories/carrom-folding-stands.html

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
Heavy duty stand
Easy for installation
Easy for storage
regards
Armin
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Sep 15, 2021 1:15
2nd Winner
#19 Easy to Assemble Equipment Stand, 400lbs rating by REDA
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Sep 17, 2021 23:16
#39 Easy to Assemble Equipment Stand01 by rayenb
good day to you sir,i hope you are doing well, we have designed this equipment stand that may meets your requirements.it is simple ,and yet easy to assemble ,
all feedbacks are welcome
I will be more than pleased to remodify this design if needed. and make more designs
best regards
Rayen
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Sep 24, 2021 16:51
#17 Easy to Assemble Equipment Stand, 400lbs rating by CDdesignSTUDIO
new concept
regards
Armin
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Sep 17, 2021 14:00
#36 Easy to Assemble Equipment Stand Ver.02 by insan by Insan Gunawan
Hi chrisc5
This is additional information for my design which I have submitted previously.
I attached 3D Model-STEP file format for your review.
Cheers,
insan
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Sep 24, 2021 1:22
#23 Easy to Assemble Equipment Stand, 400lbs rating by CDdesignSTUDIO
new concept
regards
Armin
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Sep 18, 2021 14:45
#9 Foldable Easy to Assemble Equipment Stand, 400lbs by necipbuber
Hi,
I would like to say thanks for the constest. I added solidworks files and step file of the semi_concept design and some screenshots in the rar file. When you check the design, you will see a foldable equipment stand. it is easy to assemble you just need to assemble one screew on both side. that is it. You can see folded and unfolded positions of the stand. I added semi concept design. there could be minor changes upon your request. It is easy to make manufature ready the parts.
in this design you just need couple of manufacture techniques such as: sheet metal laser cut and bending, profile laser cut and bending and some welding for the foots. that is it. it is very cost effective.
Lastly like your request the length , width and height of the stand are adjustable. If you choose my design, we can work on the design togather for your requests, then I can make manufacture ready the parts. I will not need much time. On the other hand I can make some analysis for the weight as well upon request.
Thank you
Regards.
Necip
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Sep 15, 2021 12:48
#31 Easy to Assemble Equipment Stand Ver.01 by insan by Insan Gunawan
Hi chrisc5
Please review my design brief. Your value feedback will make it better
Feel free to let me know what you think.
Cheers
Insan
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Sep 23, 2021 2:47
#21 FOLDABLE STAND by kurtd
Folding stand, Tube steel
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Sep 17, 2021 23:52
#56 Easy to Assemble Equipment Stand, 400lbs rating by CDdesignSTUDIO
New concept
regards
Armin
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Oct 3, 2021 16:56
#57 Equipment stand by Concadd
This assembly can be assembled in a compact format and packaged. It can be adjusted to height and length. Ones assembled it can be stretched to the required size both height wise and length wise.
The assembly can be adjusted telescopically and the pushpin can be used to fix the length (push pin not shown).
Please check the video file as to how the assembly can be stretched and folded.
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Oct 4, 2021 4:22
#55 Equipment Stand_RichardS by richards
Please find attached 3D CAD STEP file, Design Description presentation and Strength Calculations spreadsheet as my submission for the contest.
Regards,
Richard
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Oct 3, 2021 12:34
#54 Easy to Assemble Equipment Stand03 by rayenb
good day to you sir,i hope you are doing well, a new design for the equipment stand
I will be more than pleased to remodify this design if needed. and make more designs
best regards
Rayen
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Oct 2, 2021 23:33
#52 Assembly 1 by ryanm2
This design doesn't require any painting, welding, forming, stamping or drilling (In house). The design utilizes components which are already mass produced. Design folds for easy shipment and quick assembly onsite. Other design options are possible but may require additional manufacturing capital costs and impact the unit cost depending on total quantities. We have reviewed the relevant patent claims and dont expect this design to infringe.
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Oct 2, 2021 6:32
#51 New Concept Fastest locking system by Steven wijay
I already thinks several concept, and then after choose one them, i decided to choose this mechanism for your mechanism. i hope this idea can give what you expected.
Best regard
steven
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Oct 1, 2021 18:05
#49 AC Mounting Bracket 01 by Shihab
Hi Chris,
This is a production ready design. Following things are kept in mind while designing this stand:
-> Cost effective manufacturing.
-> Adjustable Length, Width and Height.
-> Weather condition (Stainless Steel and Water Drain Hole).
-> Strength. It can withstand heavy load (way more than 400 lbs).
-> Easy of assembly. Only 6 different types of main parts to assemble.
-> Compact design. Will not take too much space outside of the AC Unit.
-> Small packaging box. Easy to store and transport. Only about 25" x 4.7" x 4.2" box can contain the full set.
All the related files are in the ZIP file. Please have a look. If you have something to say, feel free to reply.
Regards,
Shihab
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Oct 1, 2021 11:24
#68 Conforming Stand by Leafgren
Made entirely from HDPE (recycled milk jugs) and burr-pins.
Snaps together.
Adjusts to uneven or sinking ground.
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Oct 5, 2021 15:36
#1 Can offer click system by PI
Hello!
I think, you can use a laser cut pipe construction. On this way you can eliminate almost all screws.
If you like to work in this direction, you can contact me.
Kind regards
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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
New concept
regards
Armin
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Oct 6, 2021 10:06
#70 Easy to Assemble Equipment Stand05 by rayenb
good day to you sir,i hope you are doing well, a new modification for the design
I will be more than pleased to remodify this design if needed.
best regards
Rayen
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Oct 5, 2021 21:15
#69 Easy to Assemble Equipment Stand, 400lbs rating by Hamed1
Brief drawing file and step file of my design.
Regards.
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Oct 5, 2021 17:09
#58 Equipment Stand, 400lbs. Version3 by Salim Benyoucef
This is my third design that I submitted here, I could provide you with more details moreover I could follow with you the process of manufacturing.
You need only four screw to fully mounting the stand, I didn't include here the sheet that will hold up the unit.
The stand can be adjustable in the height.
I can provide you with more details about this design.
Best regards
Salim
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Oct 4, 2021 18:01
#67 Easy to Assemble Equipment Stand04 by rayenb
good day to you sir,i hope you are doing well, a new modification for the previous design
I will be more than pleased to remodify this design if needed.
best regards
Rayen
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Oct 5, 2021 15:31
#66 STAND by dhanukeerthi
Oct 5, 2021 14:47
#65 Fully modular and Cheapest to manufacture by Lalchand2703
Please go through attached PDF file. You can manufacture this in Steel or Plastic, I'd suggest to fabricate it in plastic. Also I can manufacture and Test Strength + assembly time of this stand under 60$ once you like this design. If needed, please contact for All assembly files.
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Oct 5, 2021 12:54
#63 Stand AC-Folding Leg and Beam_r1 by irawan.alc
The legs and beam can be folded together and are one component, except for the ac mount beam is its own component. Even so everything can be packaged compactly and easy to carry. (This drawing is previous update)
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Oct 5, 2021 8:53
#59 Stand AC-Folding Leg and Beam by irawan.alc
The legs and beam can be folded together and are one component, except for the ac mount beam is its own component. Even so everything can be packaged compactly and easy to carry.
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Oct 4, 2021 20:23
#24 Easy to Assemble Equipment Stand, 400lbs rating by CDdesignSTUDIO
New concept
regards
Armin
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Sep 18, 2021 19:50
#2 adjustable stand by Kadir
I design and find on this web site. multi aim design. if you want to I will similar structure design and less connections also it will show similar shape , its easy to pack and fast assembly has and high adjustable but if i design manufacturing and company may change. i am not working this company here has a ready parts.Last one i didnt control the 400 lbs lift.
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Sep 14, 2021 21:50
#3 stand by Kadir
I design and find on this web site. multi aim design. if you want to I will similar structure design and less connections also it will show similar shape , its easy to pack and fast assembly has and high adjustable but if i design manufacturing and company may change. i am not working this company here has a ready parts.Last one i didn't control the 400 lbs lift.Sorry for mistake.
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Sep 14, 2021 22:09
#4 stand by Kadir
I design and find on this web site. multi aim design. if you want to I will similar structure design and less connections also it will show similar shape , its easy to pack and fast assembly has and high adjustable but if i design manufacturing and company may change. i am not working this company here has a ready parts.Last one i didn't control the 400 lbs lift.Sorry for mistake. Clamp and without
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Sep 14, 2021 22:38
#6 New Structure by Ya3r.hgp
In this plan, I tried to make changes to the use of this assembly by observing all the requirements and adding a few small factors, but for this performance, the changes are a little significant because the whole structure is based on this institution.
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Sep 15, 2021 11:08

Discussion

Sava

Designer

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

Designer

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

Salim Benyoucef

Designer

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 08:09:45 +0000
Hello,
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
Salim.

richards

Designer

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?

Sava

Designer

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?

P3N

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:)

chrisc5

Buyer

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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