Dimensions for a Perfect Fit Dimensions for a Perfect Fit
Most seaming problems can be avoided by forming panels with the correct dimensions. For years there has been a misconception about the proper height of seam legs.

 
Measuring Rise Over Run Measuring Rise Over Run
Roof pitch is measured "rise over run". This is measured by taking a level and placing it at any point on the slope of the roof. Now take a measuring tape (or scale) and measure straight down to the roof at the 12" mark on the level.

Ewald's Advice Ewald's Advice on Portable Rollforming
Portable Rollforming Equipment has found welcomed acceptance in today's thriving metal roofing industry. Many roofers find this equipment to be as as indispensable as a pair of 'snips'. In the past ten years, this type of machinery has matured and kept pace with today's demands.

 
Power Seamers vs Hand Seamers Power Seamer vs. Hand Seamer
Power seamers can double lock as fast as 30 feet per minute (fpm) and single lock as fast as 45 fpm. Why, then, would it be necessary to use a hand seamer? There are several conditions where hand seaming is appropriate or preferred.

Expansion and Contraction Explained: Expansion and Contraction
Details the different temperature considerations when installing panels.

 
UL Testing Explained: UL Testing
The reason why a machine manufacturer cannot provide UL90 (wind uplift) testing.

Myths of Expansion and Contraction Myths of Expansion and Contraction
Standing seam roofing has been around for about 1500 years - so has this misconception: you must use tapered legs to compensate for expansion of material.

 
SMACNA Testing Explained: SMACNA Testing
Defines the Static Water Penetration Test, Dynamic Water Penetration Test and Uniform Structural Load & Deflection Test.

Panel Directory Directory of Profiles
A collection of panel dimensions from various machine manufacturers. Includes information on what tools are available for each panel.
   
Brake Forming a Valley

 
Forming a Double Lock with Hardy Tool
Illustrated instructions for forming a double lock standing seam using the ESE 002 Hardy Tool.

Brake Forming a Valley with Center Rib

 
Preparing a Seam for the Power Seamer
Hand seaming steps done before clamping the K9 Power Seamer onto a seam.

Brake Forming a Double Hook Valley

 
Setting Up a Decoiler
Instructions on how to load a coil onto a Decoiler using a strap and forklift.

Brake Forming a Double Hook Valley with Rib


 

Using the 099 or 099HD
How to complete the 180 degree (or double lock) bend using the 099 or 099HD hand seamer.

 


Brake Forming a Drip Edge

 
Brake Forming a 1" Standing Seam Panel

Parts List: ESE 001 Parts List: ESE 001
 
Parts List: ESE 001Classic Parts List: ESE 001Classic
Parts List: ESE 001-562 Parts List: ESE 001-562
 
Parts List: ESE 001-562Classic Parts List: ESE 001-562Classic
Parts List: ESE 001-625 Parts List: ESE 001-625
 
Parts List: ESE 001-700 Parts List: ESE 001-700
Parts List: ESE 001-750 Parts List: ESE 001-750
 
Parts List: ESE 001-812 Parts List: ESE 001-812
Parts List: ESE 001-812 SU Parts List: ESE 001-812 SU
 
Parts List: ESE 001-875 Parts List: ESE 001-875
Parts List: ESE 099 Parts List: ESE 099
 
Parts List: ESE 099 Parts List: ESE 099HD
Parts List: ESE 099-700
 
Parts List: ESE 099-750
Parts List: ESE 099-812
 
Parts List: ESE 099-875
Parts List: K9 Power Seamer - Main Parts List: K9 Power Seamer - Main
 
Parts List: K9 Power Seamer - Motor Parts List: K9 Power Seamer - Motor
Parts List: K9 Power Seamer - Front Parts List: K9 Power Seamer - Front
 
Parts List: K9 Power Seamer - Back Parts List: K9 Power Seamer - Back
Parts List: K9 Power Seamer - Main Block Parts List: K9 Power Seamer - Main Block
 
Parts List: K9 Power Seamer - Sliding Block Parts List: K9 Power Seamer - Sliding Block
Parts List: K9 Power Seamer - Drive Shaft Parts List: K9 Power Seamer - Drive Shaft
 
Parts List: K9 Power Seamer - Lock Handle Parts List: K9 Power Seamer - Lock Handle
     
Parts List: Decoiler - Standard Parts List: Decoiler - Standard
 
Parts List: Decoiler - Heavy Duty Parts List: Decoiler - Heavy Duty
Adjusting the Seaming Pressure Adjusting the Seaming Pressure
Behind each spring rod there are 3 disc spring washers (part# K9286 / Locking Handle Assembly). These spring rods can be used to increase or decrease seaming pressure.

 
Preparing for the K9 Preparing the Seam for the K9 Seamer
In order to use a power seamer the panels must be prepared at the beginning of each seam. This can be done with hand seamers.

Single Lock Conversion Single Lock Conversion
The ESE K9 Power Seamer comes from the factory set to form a double lock standing seam.
In order to do a single (fascia) lock with the K9 seamer optional rolls must be installed to replace R3 and R4.

 
Troubleshooting: Boxed Seam Troubleshooting: Boxed Seam
Improper panel dimensions can lead to a boxed seam instead of a double lock standing seam. This may also cause the seamer to climb, pop or jump off of the seam.

Adjusting Seamer Height Adjusting Seamer Height 1" or 1-1/2"
The seamer can be adjusted to seam panels with 1" or 1-1/2" high legs. The adjustmet can be made by changing the height of the outrigger legs.

 
Troubleshooting: Boxed Seam Troubleshooting: Boxed Seam
Tapering your panel legs to accomodate expansion is not only unnecessary, it could inhibit proper seaming.

Converting for .040 Aluminum Converting for .040 Aluminum
The ESE K9 Power Seamer comes from the factory set with clearance for .032 Aluminum maximum. However, the K9 can be converted to run .040 Aluminum.

 
Troubleshooting: Flat Seam

Troubleshooting: Flat Seam
Improper panel dimensions can lead to a flat seam when the female downleg is too long. This may also cause the seamer to climb, pop or jump off of the seam.

 


Expansion Charts Expansion Charts
Information on the rate of expansion and contraction. Covers various materials at different temperature changes.

 
Using Cleats Using Cleats: Amount and Spacing
Guidelines on how many cleats should be used and correct spacing.

Installing Cleats Expansion Cleat Installation
To minimize movement of roofing panels a combination of fixed cleats and expansion cleats are required. The top part of an expansion cleat can slide back and forth in the base allowing the metal to expand and contract.

   
Adjusting the Shear Width Adjusting the Shear Width
Information on adjusting the shear to cut efficiently. The cut-off shear should be set according to the width of the coil.
 
Forming Roll and Shear Lubrication
Proper lubricants when running galvanized or lead coated coil. Also, proper lubrication of shear blades.
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