Most industrial grade screwguns are rated at 115 inch-pounds tightening torque and deliver between 115 and 150 in-lbs (13-17Nm) at the highest torque setting. Please see the entry for "Ultimate" on our load table to determine the proper screw tensions. The table may also give cautionary notes for your projects' panel seams.
Some horizontal seams may require hand crimping at the clamp location. Consult your S-5!® distributor for crimping tool information.
Attachment requires a 3/16" allen-wrench attachment tip for a 1/4" drive screwgun, These screwgun tips are available from your S-5!® distributor.
On low seam profiles, a 4" bit extension facilitates this work.
Determine how to position the clamp and which side of the clamp to load the set screws into. When attaching clamps to machine folded seams (regardless of panel profile and geometry), the S-5-U clamp is designed to engage the seam as shown (4). For horizontal seam applications, the set screws must be accessible from the top for tightening (1). On many snap-together type seams, the set screws are opposite the open (or overlap) side of the seam (2). On some seams, this aspect of clamp orientation is not critical (3, 5).
BOTH SCREWS SHOULD BE ON THE SAME SIDE OF THE CLAMP.
NOTE: The S-5-U has four set screw locations to make the clamp more versatile. Only two set screws are used per clamp.
NOTE: Some horizontal seams may required additional hand crimping at the clamp location. Consult your S-5! distributor for tool information.
Assemble both set screws on the same side of the clamp. Take care that:
- The bolt hole is in the desired (upslope or downslope) orientation.
- The set screws are on the correct side of the seam.
Position the clamps appropriately on the panel seam.
Using a 3/16" allen-wrench attachment tip (on a 1/4" drive screwgun), tighten and retighten set screws as the seam material compresses.
- Battery-operated guns may not deliver consistent screw tension.
- Drywall guns may not deliver adequate tension.