Mounting Systems, Inc. introduces all new Alpha+ and Tau+ racking systems at Solar Power International, 2013

At the Solar Power International trade show in Chicago, Mounting Systems, Inc, the California based international manufacturer will introduce two new PV racking systems. Dubbed Alpha+ (Alpha plus) and Tau+ (Tau plus), the new pitched roof racking systems employ Mounting Systems' all-new Clickstone technology. This new connection technology gives Photovoltaic system owners and installers a higher level of installation speed, simplicity and economy. An updated version of the Mounting Systems Quick Configurator planning tool with greater functionality and an improved user interface will also be introduced.

Mounting Systems, Inc. introduces all new Alpha+ and Tau+ racking systems at Solar Power International, 2013

 - Introduction of Clickstone technology – the easy to install and cost-effective successor to Quickstone
 - New Alpha+ and Tau+ on-roof systems using Clickstone technology
 - Quick Configurator with greater functionality and improved user interface
 - New products to be shown at booth 2653, October 21 through 24, 2013

West Sacramento (CA) – October 02, 2013
At the Solar Power International trade show in Chicago, Mounting Systems, Inc, the California based international manufacturer will introduce two new PV racking systems. Dubbed Alpha+ (Alpha plus) and Tau+ (Tau plus), the new pitched roof racking systems employ Mounting Systems' all-new Clickstone technology. This new connection technology gives Photovoltaic system owners and installers a higher level of installation speed, simplicity and economy. An updated version of the Mounting Systems Quick Configurator planning tool with greater functionality and an improved user interface will also be introduced.

New special adapter Clickstone for on-roof systems
Integral to the new Alpha+ and Tau+ product lines, the new Clickstone fasteners are the successors to Mounting Systems' patented Quickstone. The Clickstone works on a simple principle: click into the rail, position, tighten, done. This results in fast assembly, precise positioning and increased security during installation. The Clickstone's symmetrical design lets the installer insert the Clickstone into the rail more easily, adjust it more accurately and secure it more quickly.

Highly optimized design
Both the Alpha+ and Tau+ systems use new, economical rails to accommodate the Clickstone system components. The symmetrical rail channels contribute to speeding and simplifying system assembly and installation. The Clickstone itself takes up less room in the rail which further contributes to the overall economy.
Other important system characteristics of the new products include Mounting Systems' telescoping rail ends that eliminate cutting rails, three separate rail sizes to allow optimizing span, use and roof attachments, new Tau+ rails that make landscape mounting faster and more secure. In addition, the roof mounting hooks provide significantly enhanced positioning capability and quick height adjustment.
"With the development of the Clickstone systems and improvements to our Quick Configurator, our engineers have been able to provide three important benefits for our customers: an efficient way to plan and verify the structural integrity of their installations and to simply assemble the solar plant on site. Thirdly, our innovations offer enhanced safety over the entire life span of the solar system. That goes hand in hand with our high level of service and quality. At the same time, the customer profits from cost-savings thanks to the reduced use of material"," says Kasim Ersoy, Managing Director of Mounting Systems, Inc.

Improved Quick Configurator planning software
Additionally, Mounting Systems will present newly designed software for safe and fast planning of both the Alpha+ and the Tau+. The Quick Configurator features a user-friendly design and expanded functions such as the ability to work simultaneously on different projects. The software provides everything a customer needs: a location specific structural verification, a ready-to-order bill of material and a clear installation plan.

About Mounting Systems
Mounting Systems GmbH was founded in 1993 in Dahlewitz, Germany. With 20 years of expertise in the market, Mounting Systems is one of the foremost international developers and producers of racking systems for photovoltaic and solar thermal facilities. In September 2008, Mounting Systems GmbH began operating as an independent company and has been selling its products in the market since. Today, the racking systems, produced in Rangsdorf and West Sacramento, are delivered to customers around the world. In 2010, Mounting Systems opened a representative office in Lyon, France. Additional representative offices have since been opened in London and Tokyo.

Mounting Systems, Inc., located in West Sacramento, CA is the US-based affiliate of Mounting Systems, GmbH, headquartered in Rangsdorf, Germany. In 2010, Mounting Systems, Inc. was established in West Sacramento, California as a manufacturer of racking systems and components for the U.S. and Canadian market. Mounting Systems, Inc. is ISO 9001 certified and in 2011, was honored with the "Patriotic Employer" award for its support of the National Guard and Reserve.
Approximately 250 employees currently work for Mounting Systems worldwide. Together, Mounting Systems, Inc. and Mounting Systems GmbH have deployed nearly 3 GW of PV racking structures. Please feel free to contact us for any editorial questions or to supply you with images.

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