Residential standing seam metal roof (SSMR) solar installation praised by city building inspector
PLAINVILLE, Conn. (September 3, 2014) – An AceClamp® roof fastener system from AceClamp®/PMC Industries was recently used for a standing seam metal roof (SSMR) installation at the Morin Corporation’s manufacturing site in Connecticut. Morin is one of the industry’s most versatile manufacturers of single element metal wall and roof panel systems. Besides Connecticut, Morin has plants in California and Florida.
The Connecticut installation went so well that Morin CEO Ilhan Eser used the AceClamp® A2® Solar Kit fastening system to install solar panels at his own home in California. The city’s building inspector there remarked it was “the best system he had seen so far.”
The AceClamp® A2® roofing clamp recently passed UL’s 2703 requirements and is now UL Listed. The AceClamp® A2® and Solar Mounting Kit is also Evaluated to UL 467 for its integral ground-lug function.
The AceClamp® A2® Solar Mounting Kit offers the PV market one of the strongest roof clamp systems in the industry, compared with single set screw roof clamp systems. The kit comes fully assembled with round stainless steel serrated top and bottom flanges that capture the PV panel and bond the solar panels frame-to-frame, providing electrical continuity so that no additional copper ground wire is needed. The AceClamp® A2® roof clamp has a distinctive “push-pin” design that prevents torque back-out, caused by wind flutter or constant seismic vibration. The innovative fastener will not scratch roof panel surfaces or damage roof coatings, preserving manufacturers’ warranties.
For solar racking systems, AceClamp®/PMC’s new L-Foot is a lower profile, L-shaped bracket that makes installing these solar panel systems easier than ever. Solar installers no longer have to contend with wide brackets that prevent complete access to mounting roof clamp fasteners.
The new L-Foot does not impede access to the AceClamp® A2® roofing clamp side bolt, making any adjustment or re-torquing quick and easy. The bracket’s shorter foot allows complete access to the roof clamp’s built-in grounding cable channel, so the bracket doesn’t have to be removed to install the grounding wires.
About AceClamp®/PMC Industries
AceClamp®/PMC Industries Inc. is a “Made-in-the-U.S.A.” company that prides itself on its strong R&D and current manufacturing techniques to take ideas from concept to finished product. With its decades-long experience in the bearing and seal market for aerospace and automotive applications, the company has expanded into the solar and snow retention roofing industry offering time-saving, patented, installation products. Besides aerospace, automotive and metal roofing, AceClamp®/PMC serves the appliance, construction, medical device, military, and transportation industries. For more information, call 860.200.3787 or visit: www.aceclamp.com.