A pitched roof system that has been developed to include new profile geometries and connecting elements, promises to be lighter, more load-bearing and easier to install.
The new product line has been launched in Europe and will be available to international markets in the near future.
International solar installation manufacturer Schletter Group highlights the newly developed installation profile of its ProLine system as a major feature. Its optimised geometry means that less material is used than with existing standard profiles and it has a higher loadbearing capacity. The profile is available in three versions: 35 mm high for lower spans, 50 mm high for medium and large spans and 70 mm high for large spans.
The new EcoA and RapidA roof hooks provide the connection to the roof and require only one Torx T40 plate head screw to fix them to the rafters. This fixes the base plate to the roof rafter and the base plate is reinforced with cross ribs on the underside to prevent twisting. If necessary, spacer plates under the base can be used to adjust the height.
The roof hook is clicked in with a unique mechanism and the position of the roof hook can be adjusted on the cross-axis if necessary. This allows the hooks to be affixed to the roof structure flexibly and quickly.
The universal Rapid Pro module clamp is matched to the new profiles and is also characterised by its simple, fast installation. Following the principle of “one size fits all”, it can be used to fix all standard module sizes with frame heights of between 30 mm to 47 mm. The completely preassembled clamp is clipped into the upper groove of the profile and then fixed with an M8x40 screw. The clamp is available in aluminium and black anodised options.
“Improving yields continues to be the driving force in the solar photovoltaic sector. For installation systems, this means less material with the same or better load-bearing capacity, and simpler planning and handling on site to give shorter installation times,” explains Schletter Group sales manager roof products Manuel Schwarzmaier. “With these goals in mind, we have developed a new pitched roof system from scratch.”