Determine how to position the clamp and which side of the clamp to load the setscrews into. When attaching to machine-folded seams (regardless of panel profile and geometry), S-5!® clamps are designed to engage the seam as shown (4). For horizontal seam applications, the setscrews must be accessible from the top for tightening (1). On many snap-together type seams, the setscrews are opposite the open (or overlap) side of the seam (2). On some seams, this aspect of clamp orientation is not critical (3,5).
Some S-5! clamps have up to four setscrew locations to make the clamp more versatile. Only two setscrews are used per clamp.
Take care that:
- the bolt hole is in the desired (upslope or downslope) orientation.
- the setscrews are on the correct side of the seam.
Position the clamps appropriately on the panel seam. Both setscrews should be in the same side of the clamp.
When installing clamps on roof panels which utilize a two-piece panel attachment clip, the clamp may be installed at a clip location if desired. When the panel system utilizes a one-piece clip, installing at clip locations should be avoided.
NOTE: Some horizontal seams may require additional hand crimping at the clamp location. Consult your S-5! distributor for tool information.