Test Protocols

We Prove Real Holding Strength of ACTUAL Production Parts on ACTUAL Roof Materials.

Our testing is extensive because the holding strength of a clamp or bracket varies widely with what it is attached to. Metal panel profiles and substrates (even though they may look the same) are actually different in gauge, geometry, dimension, material type and material properties. Although a single S-5! part may “fit” multiple profiles and materials, its holding strength may be widely varied. So, we test them all according to those variables.

 

Explore the ways we test below.

 

CLAMPS

Tensile Pull Test (Load Parallel-to-Panel Seam)

This testing involves pulling the S-5! product along the seam to demonstrate drag load.

To perform this testing, the following elements are required:

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Universal or tensile testing machine, having a test bed of at least 14 in. sq., and travel of not less than 30″; capacity of 6,000 pounds or greater; speed of .25 inch per minute.

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CLAMPS

Tensile Pull Test (Load Normal-to-Panel Seam)

This perpendicular (pull-up) testing assesses the S-5! product's connection to the roof vertically.

To perform this testing, the following elements are required:

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Universal or tensile testing machine having a test bed of at least 14 in. sq. and travel of not less than 12”; capacity of 6,000 pounds or greater; speed of .25 inch per minute.

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BRACKETS

Tensile Pull Test (Load Parallel-to-Mounting Surface of S-5! Bracket)

This testing involves pulling the S-5! product along the seam to demonstrate drag load.

To perform this testing, the following elements are required:

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Panel Sheeting Only

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Panel Sheeting & Substrate

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Universal or tensile testing machine, having a test bed of at least 24 in. sq., and travel of not less than 36″; capacity of 6,000 pounds or greater; speed between .2 and .25 inch per minute.

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BRACKETS

Tensile Pull Test (Load Normal-to-Mounting Surface of S-5 Bracket)

This perpendicular (pull-up) testing assesses the S-5! product's connection to the roof vertically.

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Panel Sheeting Only

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Panel Sheeting & Substrate

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Reporting

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*Failure

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Universal or tensile testing machine, having a test bed of at least 24 in. sq., and travel of not less than 36″; capacity of 6,000 pounds or greater; speed between .2 and .25 inch per minute.

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