LITEC has recently introduced a new concept in heavy-duty portable roofs – the MyT Folding Steroid Roof System. The MyT Folding Steroid was purpose-designed by LITEC engineers to answer the needs of live event companies that require colossal structures with extreme loading capacities, while optimizing transport costs and reducing storage requirements.
The successful debut of the MyT Steroid Folding Roof System was at the San Paolo Stadium in Naples, Italy, which served as both a test build and massive roof structure for an important live concert. The custom made 30 x 15m MyT Folding Steroid Roof System was expertly delivered and erected by Massimo Stage, one of Europe’s premier event production and rental companies that specializes in big events.
The modular, self-contained design of the MyT Folding Steroid Roof System consists of heavy duty components that are a hybrid of folding EN AW-7003 T6 aluminium truss sections, 85cm x 85cm EN AW-6082 T6 aluminium towers and key structural elements in S355 steel like modular ballast bases, sleeve block and safety block.
The folding aluminium truss sections are assembled without any welding to optimise performance and eliminate any issues relating to weld heat affected zones. The unique construction also creates a 100% serviceable truss, with any damaged or worn parts easily replaceable. With these features combined, the roof system has a remarkable capacity of up to 40-tons with free-span capabilities up to 35 metres with extremely low deflection.
A ground-breaking feature of the MyT Folding Steroid Roof System is its folding design that allows a single person to fold and store a single 3-metre section in less than 3 minutes. This unique folding feature, which reduces the width of each section by 63% (from 84cm wide to 31cm wide), greatly cuts down on storage space requirements and transport costs.
The aluminium towers have a maximum payload of 18,500 kg at 17 meters height and feature 70 x 5 mm main chords, 50 x 4 mm brace / diagonal and a steel fork connection system.
The S355 steel design elements contribute to the distinctive modular and self-contained environment of the MyT Folding Steroid system. Multi-directional sleeve blocks feature a mechanical safety lock system that secures the block from drop and lift when used in conjunction with the safety block. The Safety Block mechanical locking system contains a telescopic tube and easily accessible level mechanism. A fully integrated tower base support system features a modular steel ballast system with connections on all six sides.
Massimo Stage srl was the first company to purchase the MyT Folding Steroid Roof System after LITEC introduced them to this new structure and its unique design elements. Massimo Stage has been servicing the entertainment industry for over twenty years and takes part in a wide range of events. They offer qualitatively high-standards in the arrangement of space, with maximum safety and reliability as their company’s trademark.
LITEC sales manager Raffaella Scaccia was deeply involved in this project and worked closely with Massimo Stage in the sale, delivery and buildup of the MyT Folding Steroid Roof System. When asked about her participation, she commented, “We are pleased to have cooperated with Massimo Stage for this big project. LITEC have striven to develop a high quality and performing structure that meets our customers’ needs and deliver exceptional service.
“Our company has always been devoted to doing the best possible work for our clients to ensure creativity, innovation and design. The exchange of knowledge with our business partners is fundamental to achieving mutual success.”
With the MyT Folding Steroid Roof System now officially launched and available on the world market, LITEC looks forward to more and more events being injected with its power.