Y-Frame Ceiling Mount Structures
With eight optional styles to choose from and attachment point heights up to 36’, IPI can provide virtually any sports facility with rigid, safe and easy to operate and maintain basketball systems. All IPI Y-Frame fabricated steel components carry an industry leading limited lifetime warranty and will likely last longer than the gym itself with periodic inspection and maintenance.
All Y-Frame center drop tubes are constructed of 6” OD, 11 ga. mechanical tube which provides 35% more structural steel than 6 5/8”, 14 ga. tubing used by some other manufacturers. Diagonal side supports are constructed of 2 3/8” OD structural tube and intersects the 6” drop tube no more than 30” above the top of the backboard to insure maximum rigidity. The top horizontal cross member is 2” x 3”, 11 ga. rectangular steel tubing.
Entire Y-Frame is welded with extra gusseting at critical connecting points on structures when the floor to attachment point heights are under 28’. Heights over 28’ bolt together with ½” grade 5 hardware and have additional diagonal bracing for added integrity. Our 1” threaded adjustment hanger bolts allow perfect alignment and installation and are safer than smaller adjustment bolts provided by others. Y-Frames are suspended by 3” schedule 40 pipe for spans up to 16’ and with 3 ½” OD and 1 7/8” OD structural pipe welded bridge trusses on greater spans.
All steel parts including Y-Frames, hanger brackets and overhead pipes have a polyester powder coated finish available in a wide range of colors including a primer suitable for field painting. 7,000# breaking strength, ¼” diameter aircraft cables run through 2 ½” diameter solid steel pulleys to insure safe and reliable electric hoist or manual winch operation. ¾ HP or 1 HP, 115 volt, single phase hoists can be operated by a wide variety of control devices including traditional 3 position key switch, wireless handheld controller or programmable 4” monochrome or 7” color hardwired control panel.
IP1350FF Forward Fold, Rear Braced One of the most common designs. Suitable for gyms where there is limited unobstructed overhead space behind the required backboard position but enough space to allow rear bracing.
IP1360FF Forward Fold, Front Braced When the distance from the wall to the backboard is extremely limited, front bracing and front folding is the best option despite the possibility that the front brace may occasionally interfere with play.
IP1370FF Forward Fold, Offset Y, Front Braced The offset Y frame design results in greater structural rigidity and allows the front bracing to be closer to the backboard position reducing possible interference during play. Also ideal for attachment heights above 28’. Requires more distance from wall to backboard than IP1360FF.
IP1345BF Backward Fold, Rear Braced The perfect design for gyms where there is significant unobstructed space behind the desired backboard position. No bracing, cables or other structural members are in front of the backboard at any height to negatively impact play.
IP1345SF Side Fold, Side Braced A good choice when there are concerns about avoiding interference with volleyball courts but the backboard position is too close to the wall for backward folding structures or if ceiling heights are below ideal levels.
IP1345CW Stationary, Wall Braced When folding structure is not required and backboard is no more than 10’ from the wall, this system will provide the most affordable and rigid option available.
IP1345FRBF Forward Roll, Backward Fold, Rear Braced Unique design allows the upper portion of the Y Frame to roll forward toward the court so that the backboard can fold backward to the ceiling. Ideal when space behind backboard location is limited.
IP1345CS Stationary, Ceiling Braced Similar stationary structure as IP1345CW to the left except for use when wall to backboard distance is more than 10’ or wall attachment is impossible or undesirable so that either forward or rear bracing is substituted for wall bracing.