This table represents tensile loads applied to the clamp in a direction parallel to the panel seam. Panels must be adequately attached to the structure at their point of fixity to resist these loads. Allowable loads are listed utilizing a default Factor of Safety (FS) = 2.0. Actual factor of safety is the responsibility of the designer and should be employed as appropriate. Enter desired Factor of Safety and reset/re-tabulate.
All tabled values are dependent upon setscrew tension. Load testing of S-5!® clamps is conducted with setscrews tensioned at 150 inch pounds (22 gauge steel profiles) or 115 inch pounds (24 gauge steel and all other metals). When relying upon published load values, setscrews should be tensioned and verified using a calibrated torque wrench between 160 and 180 inch pounds when used on 22ga steel and between 130 and 150 inch pounds for all other metals and thinner gauges of steel.
For a copy of a lab test report, contact Technical Support.