For solar installers most familiar with comp shingle or tile roofs, encountering a metal roof can

For solar installers most familiar with comp shingle or tile roofs, encountering a metal roof can be challenging. Besides just the many different types of metal, there are also different metal roofing systems. If the structure has a standing seam roof, solar installation is somewhat easier. Panel mounts clamp to the seam without penetrations. Trapezoidal and corrugated metal roofs, though, often require a direct attachment to the roofing structure. Flashing can’t be slid underneath, so waterproofing is especially important. “The profile of a corrugated roof is not strong enough to support the mounting system, so the roof attachments are required to penetrate the roof material and attach to the structural member,” said Cody Norman, senior applications engineer with SnapNrack Solar Mounting Solutions. SnapNrack’s Corrugated Straddle Block can be used on sinusoidal corrugated and trapezoidal metal roofs To further complicate things, there are several variations of metal roofs. For example, sinusoidal corrugated roofing’s ridges and grooves are closer together, in a consistent wave-like pattern. Trapezoidal roofing has more flat space in between peaks. The type of metal roof will af...

Solar panel manufacturers said they have worked to make their products easy to deploy, and several

Solar panel manufacturers said they have worked to make their products easy to deploy, and several fleets said they have opted to install the panels themselves. Christenson Transportation Inc. installed solar devices from Orbcomm Inc. on 430 units in less than 90 days, said Donald Christenson, the fleet’s president. Each installation takes around 10 minutes. “These just glue down and you take a self-tapping screw and tether it to the top rail of the trailer, just in case,” Christenson said. Solar panels from Carrier Transicold come with industrial-strength adhesive backing and can be installed on the roofs of trailers, truck bodies and refrigerated rail cars, the company said. “The charge controller is securely mounted to the frame inside the refrigeration unit with wiring connections completing the installation,” said Jason Forman, a sales and marketing manager at Carrier Transicold. Solar-based trailer tracking devices from SkyBitz are 2 inches wide and 22 inches long and install on the front of the trailer as close to the top as possible. On intermodal containers, they fit in the corrugation of a container. Installation takes less than 15 minutes. “We can do multi-trailer de...

Corrugation Machine Market Revenue, Deployment and Solution

Frequent innovation in variety of products gives rise to requirement of new methodology, designing and technology for their packaging. The manufacturer of corrugation machines need to utilize the technology and improvise their operations. There are different varieties of corrugated machines available in the market which manufacture the right size packaging for a particular product. The machineries nowadays installed are automatic, instead of manual corrugation machines. The high-speed and high opacity of the corrugation machine is boosting the need for corrugated packaging. The corrugation machines are compatible with customized packaging solutions of different shapes and sizes thus increasing their demand in the market. The corrugation machines manufacture boxes or packages of the required size, according to the product, which eventually reduces the huge dimensional weight charges. There are different varieties of corrugation machines available such as single facer, duplex stacker, fingerless single facer, liner preheater and others. The corrugation machines with control panel are easy to operate and minimize the environmental impacts and waste produced. The corrugation machine...