AEROCOMPACT Launches A New Quick Mounting Hook
AEROCOMPACT - the international expert for PV mounting solutions - has developed a quick mounting hook for PV systems on pitched roofs. The new CompactPITCH XT35-VLOW (vlow stands for very low) is particularly suitable for Mediterranean roof types: The base plate is very flat (low) at 20 millimetres, which is why the aluminium hook can be optimally used with flat battens, e.g. with monk and nun or Portoghese tiles.
Installers save a lot of time because the new hook, unlike standard roof hooks for pitched roofs, has two positions in the vertical plane instead of the usual plates with serrations and screws. All installers have to do is push the hook from the side into the guides of the base plate - and that's it. AEROCOMPACT offers both fastening screws for simultaneous positioning and mounting and positioning screws for decentralised base plates or concrete anchors.
Fixed in place with one screw
The base plate is fastened with wood screws. Then the hook is fine-adjusted by moving it horizontally in one of the two guide levels. Only one wood screw is required for the final fastening.
Fastening the base plate decentrally can also be done quickly and easily. In this case, the cantilevered base plate is fastened to the substructure with wood screws. The roof hook is fastened decentrally using a hexagon socket (which is supplied) and a threaded pin, which is clamped in the base plate by tightening it.
The base plate can also easily be anchored in concrete. "The final fastening with a single screw is unique," says Christian Ganahl of AEROCOMPACT, who has applied for a patent for the concept.
To further reduce installation time, AEROCOMPACT offers the CE-certified roof hook optionally with a pre-mounted quick-release CL adapter. It can accommodate all X-mounting rails quickly and conveniently with the help of the innovative click mechanism. With the X40-X50 mounting rail, the framed modules can also be installed in the landscape mode. The additional horizontal rails are simply mounted directly onto the base rails with the XDL cross connector.
AEROCOMPACT has stored the roof hook in the AeroTool planning and engineering software database. The company provides a 25-year warranty.