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DriftClip® DSLD

DriftClip DSLD

US Patent #6,612,087
 

DriftClip® DSLD is available to accommodate interior head of wall vertical deflection and lateral drift requirements. Step Bushings pre-installed in vertical slots allow up to 2” vertical deflection (1” up and down). Horizontal slots accommodate 2” lateral drift (1” left and right-in-plane), with Step Bushings also pre-installed during the manufacturing process. Load tables are provided for attachment to stud. If more than 2” lateral drift is required, contact TSN engineering for more information.

Value

  • Positive, load rated mechanical attachments
  • Manufactured from certified, 50ksi steel
  • Step Bushings pre-installed for accurate placement
  • Rated screws provided for attachment to stud web
  • Load transferred from stud web
  • Meets all building code criteria
  • Adaptable for multiple configurations
 
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Product Information
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Material Composition

ASTM A1003/A1003M Structural Grade 50 (340) Type H, ST50H (ST340H): 50ksi (340MPa) minimum yield strength, 65ksi (450MPa) minimum tensile strength, 33mil minimum thickness (20 gauge, 0.0346” design thickness) with ASTM A653/A653M G60 (Z180) hot dipped galvanized coating.

The attachment of DriftClip DSLD to the primary structure utilizes step bushings designed for #8 (0.164") screws.  Designing this connection is the responsibility of the Structural Engineer of Record, and a minimum of two fasteners must be used.

  1. Attach track to structure with required fasteners.
  2. Attach DriftClip DSLD to structure with required fasteners through each Step Bushing.
  3. Attach DriftClip DSLD to stud with provided #8 screws through each Step Bushing.

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Order Information
Designation Qty/Box Lbs/Box Qty/Skid Lbs/Skid
DSLD362/400 100 41 4,500 1,845
DSLD600 50 34 2,250 1,530
DSLD800 50 46 2,250 2,070

Nomenclature

DriftClip DSLD is classified by multiplying stud depth by 100.

Example: 6” stud depth
Designate: DriftClip® DSLD600

* If more than 2” lateral drift is required, contact TSN engineering.
** Three screws & step bushings are available for attachment to stud in 6" sizes and higher. Specify that 3 slots are needed when placing order.

DriftClip DSLD Dimensions

Allowable (Unfactored) Loads1

DriftClip® DSLD, Recommended Allowable Load (lbs): F2
Stud Fastener Pattern 1 Fastener Pattern 2
Thickness
Mils (ga)
Yield Strength (ksi) DSLD362 w/2 #8 Screws DSLD600 w/2 #8 Screws DSLD800 w/2 #8 Screws DSLD362 w/2 #8 Screws DSLD600 w/2 #8 Screws DSLD800 w/2 #8 Screws
18 (25) 33 70 132 132 27 107 132
27 (22) 33 70 178 199 27 107 183
33 (20) 33 70 178 199 27 107 183
33 (20) 50 70 178 199 27 107 183
43 (18) 33 70 178 199 27 107 183
43 (18) 50 70 178 199 27 107 183
54 (16) 33 70 178 199 27 107 183
54 (16) 50 70 178 199 27 107 183
Max Allowable Clip Load 70 178 199 27 107 183

Notes:

  • Design loads are for attachment of DriftClip DSLD to stud only. Load tables reflect horizontal loads (F2).
  • Attachment to structure engineered by others.
  • Allowable loads have not been increased for wind, seismic, or other factors.
  • Two (2) #8 screws are provided with each DriftClip DSLD for attachment to stud.
  • DriftClip DSLD allows up to 2" of vertical deflection (1" up and 1" down), and 2" lateral drift (1" left and 1" right in plane). Deflection requirements greater than 2" lateral drift are available.

1 For LRFD Design Strengths refer to ICC-ESR-2049.

Fastener Patterns

DriftClip DSLD Fastener Pattern 1
DriftClip DSLD Fastener Pattern 2

Load Direction

DriftClip_DSLD_Load_Direction

TSN's Product Catalogs are an essential resource for the design of cold formed steel. Developed by Engineers, the catalogs contain design data for members connectors, and fasteners.

DriftClip® DSLD and the rest of TSN's Drift Connection Product Line can be found in the following Catalogs:

 
 
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