Standing Seam Solar Clamps Feature Non-Penetrating Design

AceClamp A2 along with the Solar Kit The AceClamp A2 along with the Solar Kit offers a low-cost alternative to secure photovoltaic (PV) panels to standing seam metal roofs. According to the company, the unique non-penetrating sliding pin design helps preserve the panel warranty by avoiding the types of damage that can happen from set screws. The clamps work with or without racking system, and the adjust to fit PV panels. The AceClamp can also be used with an L-Foot bracket design for mounting of rail systems used in other types of PV installations.

The AceClamp Solar Kit is fully assembled ready to be installed, minimizing labor costs. There is no bag of loose bolts, nuts or washers. The patented designs allow installation at any point on the seam. According to the manufacturer, the product installs easily and quickly, and can be adjusted even after accessories have been installed. The stainless steel serrated top and bottom flanges capture the PV panel and “bond” the panels frame-to-frame.

For more information, visit www.aceclamp.com.

Snow-Retention System Utilizes Snap-Fit Design

AceClamp ColosSnapAceClamp offers the Color Snap, a patented snow-retention system that utilizes a snap-fit design. The product ships to roofers with fully assembled, ready-to-install components and snap-in ice clips. The product is available for either standing seam metal roofing or membrane roofing with a variant of the product known as Color Snap-M. According to the company, both varieties offer greater installation flexibility, are easier to install, and help to reduce labor costs by minimizing preparatory tasks.

“We aimed to reduce setup, installation times and labor costs significantly and we’ve had an overwhelming response from our clients on just how cost-saving the Color Snap product can be. We’re happy to let roofers, architects, and engineers know that Color Snap is now available for delivery and that they can count on AceClamp to continue producing innovative solutions and clever products for the greater roofing industry.”

For more information, visit www.aceclamp.com.

Snow Retention Manufacturer Receives New Patent

PMC Industries announced that the United States Patent Office issued a patent for the company’s snow-retention product, the AceClamp Color Snap, on December 26, 2017. Alan Wasley, CEO of PMC Industries, the parent company of AceClamp, stated, “Our design approach is completely new and addresses many of the pain points that professional roofers struggle with most in the field, most notably of which are the lengthy setup times and labor costs roofers experience when installing competitive products.”

The Color Snap product ships to roofers with fully assembled, ready-to-install components and snap-in ice clips. Color Snap is available for either standing seam metal roofing or membrane roofing with a variant of the product known as Color Snap-M. According to AceClamp, both varieties offer greater installation flexibility, are easier to install, and help to reduce labor costs by minimizing preparatory tasks.

“We aimed to reduce setup, installation times and labor costs significantly, and we’ve had an overwhelming response from our clients on just how cost-saving the Color Snap product can be,” said Wasley. “We’re happy to let roofers, architects, and engineers know that Color Snap is now available for delivery and that they can count on AceClamp® to continue producing innovative solutions and clever products for the greater roofing industry.”

For more information, visit www.AceClamp.com.

Snow Retention System Matches Roof Color

AceClamp/PMC Industries Inc. has released its COLOR Snap snow-retention system that matches the color of a standing-seam roof.

AceClamp/PMC Industries Inc. has released its COLOR Snap snow-retention system that matches the color of a standing-seam roof.

AceClamp/PMC Industries Inc. has released its COLOR Snap snow-retention system that matches the color of a standing-seam roof. The system’s retention bar snaps into retaining clips that have been pre-installed on AceClamp’s SSMR fasteners. Installers then tighten the bolts on the clips to secure the bar in place. A color-matching, 2-inch-wide metal strip is then inserted into the bar’s front-facing groove, blending the rail system into the color scheme of the roof.

Access Mounting Clamp Fasteners on Solar Installations More Easily

L-Foot from AceClamp/PMC Industries

L-Foot from AceClamp/PMC Industries

The new L-Foot from AceClamp/PMC Industries makes installing solar racking systems easier than ever. Installers no longer have to contend with wide, L-shaped brackets that prevent complete access to mounting clamp fasteners.

The new L-Foot does not cover the top-mounted bolt on the AceClamp ML or impede access to the AceClamp A2 side bolt, making any adjustment or re-torquing quick and easy. The bracket’s shorter foot allows complete access to the clamp’s grounding cable channel, so the bracket doesn’t have to be removed to install the grounding wire.

The FM-Approved AceClamp ML is a standing seam metal roof (SSMR) clamp system that can accommodate almost any application or roof seam profile. It is UL 2703 compliant. Its two-piece design allows installation at any point on the seam with one of the tightest vibration tested grips in the industry. The single fastening screw is top-loaded, providing easy, quick access for the contractor, completing installation in less than half the time of conventional side-mounting systems.

The AceClamp A2 is one of the strongest clamps tested, compared with single set-screw clamps, in the SSMR market. It is UL 467 and 2703 compliant. Its unique design virtually eliminates the need for periodically re-torquing clamps. The A2’s innovative solution prevents torque back-out by employing a distinctive “push-pin” design that locks two stainless steel pins onto the roof panel to secure the clamp. The A2 also saves time and money where grounding cables are used, as the clamp is designed with a grounding cable groove incorporated into the clamp itself. A stainless steel sleeve and set-screw kit securely hold the grounding wire in place. For the installer, this feature eliminates the need for a separate grounding attachment. Like the AceClamp ML, the A2 does not penetrate or scratch the roof’s surface, preserving manufacturers’ warranties.

Projects: Retail

KOOPMAN LUMBER & HARDWARE, SHARON, MASS.

The FM-Approved AceClamp ML was used to install a 200-kW solar-power system on the facility.

The FM-Approved AceClamp ML was used to install a 200-kW solar-power system on the facility.

TEAM

Solar Installer: Cotuit Solar, Cotuit, Mass.
Roof-clamp Manufacturer: AceClamp/PMC

ROOF MATERIALS

The AceClamp ML is a standing-seam metal roofclamp system that can accommodate almost any application or roof seam. Its two-piece design allows installation at any point on the seam with a tight vibration-tested grip. All mounting holes are top-loaded, providing easy, quick access for the contractor, completing installation in less than half the time of conventional side-mounting systems. The AceClamp ML also does not penetrate or scratch the roof’s surface, preserving manufacturers’ warranties.

The AceClamp ML also does not penetrate or scratch the roof’s surface, preserving manufacturers’ warranties.

The AceClamp ML also does not penetrate or scratch the roof’s surface, preserving manufacturers’ warranties.

ROOF REPORT

Koopman Lumber & Hardware, a Massachusetts retailer of lumber, hardware and other building materials and equipment, recently opened its newest location in Sharon. It offers equipment rental, tools, paint and decorating, a kitchen design center, building materials and more.

PHOTOS: AceClamp/PMC

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AceClamp/PMC Industries Can Apply the UL Mark to Roof Fasteners and Solar Kits

AceClamp/PMC Industries has received authorization to apply the UL Mark to its AceClamp non-penetrating, standing-seam metal roof fasteners and solar kits. This stamp of approval indicates a product has passed stringent testing for code requirements and performance.

The AceClamp A2 and Solar Kit and AceCamp ML and Solar Kit were tested for Mechanical Loading and Bonding Evaluation in accordance with UL 2703. The AceClamp A2 and Solar Kit was also evaluated to UL 467 for its integral ground-lug function.

UL 2703 covers rack mounting systems, mounting grounding/bonding components, and clamping/retention devices for specific flat-plate photovoltaic modules and panels. UL 467 applies to grounding and bonding equipment in accordance with national electrical codes.

To meet UL 2703 requirements, mounting and clamping devices are submitted to rigorous testing methods to confirm the products will withstand most any environment and maintain electrical conductivity.