AEROCOMPACT releases sliding solar mount for standing seam rooftops

Solar racking system manufacturer AEROCOMPACT has added three sliding seam clamps to its COMPACTMETAL product range to enable roofers and installers to mount framed solar modules of any length and width without needing to penetrate the roof on almost all types of standing seam roofs. The compact, CE-certified, pre-assembled mounts are available worldwide as of today.


The TMRD08, TMK1508 and TMK2008 models can be installed on artisanal seam sheet roofs or industrial system standing seam roofs made of coated steel, aluminum and other materials. They are also suitable for copper roofs with the optional stainless steel saddle because the attachment prevents the aluminum clamps from reacting with the copper and corroding.

Installed with a click

Solar modules can be mounted directly to AEROCOMPACT’s click clamp with integrated grounding pins allows. The height of the system-wide universal clamp can be adjusted between 30 and 46 mm.

The clamp can be “clicked” into the connection profile of the standing seam clamp or — when mounted in portrait format — into a rail system. For the rail option, AEROCOMPACT offers the X40/50 mounting rail from the CompactPITCH modular system. It is attached directly to the standing seam clamp with an XPN cross connector. The company’s planning software “AEROtool” can be used to design different system variants and generate a structural analysis report.

“Thanks to the new sliding seam clamps, we are completing our product family. Whether Domico, Zambelli or Klip-lok –– we now have a compatible solution in our range for every brand of roof,” explains Christian Ganahl, CTO at AEROCOMPACT.

The current standing seam clamp range includes double seam clamps, angle and snap seam clamps and round seam clamps. All clamp types have been extensively tested on sheet metal panels.

The clamps can withstand wind loads of around 137 mph (220 kph). All measured values were tested by an independent certification institute in test series on different types of roofs. AEROCOMPACT offers a 25-year warranty.

AEROCOMPACT will be exhibiting the clamps and other new products this September at Solar Power International in New Orleans.

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