Some bulb seam profiles utilize a one-piece stationary clip (or “halter”) to anchor the roof to the structure. This is typical of BEMO and Kalzip. (ZipRib generally utilizes a moveable two-piece clip.) When a stationary “halter” is used for roof attachment, the halter location must be avoided when using the S-5-Z. Alternatively, the S-5-ZH Mini can be used at halter locations, preserving roof design integrity while attaching near or directly over a halter.
The S-5-ZH Mini (“ZH” stands for Zip-Hinge) is specifically designed for round “bulb” seam configurations. Mount solar and other light-duty applications to “bulb” seams, such as BEMO, Kalzip®, Zip-Rib® and other similar profiles.
When mounted at a single-piece clip (or halter) location, the hinge design of the ZH Mini prevents the clamp from pinning the roof to the clip (halter), so roof panels slide freely over the clip (halter) preserving the roof’s freedom of thermal movement.
In like fashion to the Z-Mini, the ZH Mini can also be paired with the S-5-PVKIT for an economical, time and labor-saving rail-less (direct-attach™) solar mounting solution. Clamps and PVKITs as well as other solar racking can be placed where desired – no need to avoid clip (halter) locations.
The ZH Mini clamp attaches to the seam with a single setscrew. All Mini clamps undergo rigorous negative load normal-to-seam (uplift) testing. Please refer to our load testing for holding capacities of this clamp on different materials and seam specifics.
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