Tested holding strength of the S-5!® Clamps
S-5!® Clamps are tested on different materials and profiles by a third-party accredited lab.
To provide customers with high quality clamps combined with safety, S-5! tested the clamps intensively on a huge number of panels from many different metal producers. S-5! engineers the highest quality and most reliable metal roof attachment products on the market. One reason for the S-5! industry leadership is the extensive and rigorous testing to ensure safety and maintain the structural integrity of the roof.
S-5! use a third-party A2LA accredited lab—the highest-regarded in the industry—and follow strict ASTM standards. This type of test tests the clamp itself and the connection of the clamp to the profile under test conditions.
Tests made with load pulling parallel (shear) to seam and with load pulling normal (tensile) to seam:
The S-5!® Z- and E-Clamps families have the national technical approval by the DIBt (German Center of Competence for Civil Engineering – Authority of the German Government). DIBt No. Z-14.4-719.
For the approval each clamp was tested in all four load directions: test results proved the outstanding performance of the S-5!® clamps. The S-5!® Clamps offer reliability, permanence and holding strength unmatched by any other attachment system.
The result of all tests was that the load capacities of the clamps are higher than those of the profiles. The tests and the approval confirms the high quality and load capacity of the S-5!® clamps.
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* Allowable loads are listed utilizing a default Factor of Safety (FS) 2,0 for shear load and 3,0 for tensile load. This should be checked project related. Any loads imposed on the S-5! clamp will be transferred to the panels. Panel attachment and building structure must also be sufficient to carry these loads. It is the responsibility of the user to verify this information, or seek assistance from a qualified design professional or stress analyst, if necessary.
Mounting the clamps take care that the set screws are tightened with the right screw tension of 15-17 Nm on materials which are not steel. Please make sure that the load coming into the clamp will be taken by the structure of the roof. When planning the project the calculated loads should not only include wind, snow and planned use. The makers and supplier of S-5!® clamps make no representations with respect to these variables. It is the responsibility of the user to verify this information, or seek assistance from a qualified design professional or stress analyst, if necessary. Please note the installation instructions.
Assumption is that the determination has been made that the roof to which the S-5! clamps will be attached is structurally adequate. Any loads imposed on the S-5! clamps will be transferred to the panels. Panel seams must have sufficient flexural strength to carry these loads. Panels must also be adequately attached to the building structure, and the structure must be sufficient to carry these loads. The makers and distributor of S-5! clamps make no representations with respect to these variables. It is the responsibility of the user to verify this information, or seek assistance from a qualified design or structural professional, if necessary.
The S-5! clamp is a handy gadget for a great many uses, but will not perform miracles. PLEASE USE THE PRODUCTS RESPONSIBLY!
Any loads imposed on the S-5! clamp will be transferred to the panels. Panels must be adequately attached to building structure to resist these loads. For critical installations, inquire for specific test data of ultimate tensile load on specific panel materials and seam types. When tabled values are used, screw tensions should be verified and factors of safety should be used as appropriate. The manufacturer expresses no opinions as to the suitability of the S-5! for any specific application or project condition.
ALWAYS PROVIDE WORKER FALL PROTECTION WHEN INSTALLING S-5!
S-5! DOES NOT APPROVE PRODUCTS FOR USE IN PERSONAL FALL RESTRAINT/FALL PROTECTION APPLICATIONS. S-5! PRODUCTS MAY BE USED AS A COMPONENT IN A FALL PROTECTION SYSTEM ONLY WHEN THE SYSTEM MANUFACTURER PROVIDES APPROPRIATE APPROVALS. THE S-5! CLAMPS ARE NOT APPROVED FOR USE AS A PERSONAL FALL RESTRAINT DEVICE.
Installation instructions and and more information to download under “Information”. Futher tests and additional information are available on the homepage of S-5! under: www.s-5.com.
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S-5! products are protected by international patents of Metal Roof Innovations, Ltd.. Link to S-5! Therms of Use
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