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StiffClip® PLC (Panel Lift Clip)

StiffClip PLC-8

StiffClip® PLC assists with lifting and placing assembled wall panels with an overhead crane.  Clip attaches to stud within panel with approved fasteners, extending through the top track to allow cables to be threaded through the large hole, and the assembled panel to be safely lifted into place.

Value

  • Safely lift and place assembled wall components
  • Attaches easily through pre-punched guide holes
  • Utilizes only certified, 50ksi steel
  • 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, 97mil minimum thickness (12 gauge, 0.1017” design thickness) with ASTM A653/A653M G90 (Z275) hot dipped galvanized coating.

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1. Cut slot in top track of panel.

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2. Insert PLC through slot.

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3. Attach StiffClip® PLC to stud through guide holes with approved screws.

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4. Insert lifting cable through 1.5" hole.

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5. Lift panel into place

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6. Trim top of clip flush with the top track of installed panel.

Order Information
Designation Qty/Box Lbs/Box Qty/Skid Lbs/Skid
PLC-8-97 50 25 2,000 1,000
PLC-12-97 50 37 2,000 1,480

Nomenclature

StiffClip PLC is available in two sizes and is designated by the length of the clip, followed by mil thickness (-97).

Example: 8" connector
Designate: StiffClip® PLC-8-97

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StiffClip® PLC, Recommended Allowable Load for Steel Framing (lbs): F3 & F2
Stud F3 F2
PLC-8 PLC-12 PLC-8 PLC-12
Thickness Mils (ga) Yield Strength (ksi) w/3 #10 Screws w/5 #10 Screws w/9 #10 Screws w/5 #10 Screws w/9 #10 Screws w/15 #10 Screws w/3 #10 Screws w/5 #10 Screws w/9 #10 Screws w/5 #10 Screws w/9 #10 Screws w/15 #10 Screws
33 (20) 33 531 885 1,593 885 1,593 1,915 126 211 312 182 267 496
33 (20) 50 765 1,275 1,915 1,275 1,915 1,915 181 303 449 263 385 714
43 (18) 33 789 1,315 1,915 1,315 1,915 1,915 187 313 463 271 397 736
43 (18) 50 1,140 1,900 1,915 1,900 1,915 1,915 270 452 669 391 574 1,064
54 (16) 33 1,119 1,850 1,915 1,850 1,915 1,915 263 440 651 381 559 1,036
54 (16) 50 1,602 1,915 1,915 1,915 1,915 1,915 379 635 940 550 806 1,270
68 (14) 50 1,644 1,915 1,915 1,915 1,915 1,915 389 652 964 564 827 1,270
97 (12) 50 1,644 1,915 1,915 1,915 1,915 1,915 389 652 964 564 827 1,270
118 (10) 50 1,644 1,915 1,915 1,915 1,915 1,915 389 652 964 564 827 1,270
 

Notes

  • Clip F2 allowable load = 1.270 kips based on testing.
  • Clip F3 allowable load = 1.915 kips based on testing.
  • Attachment is made with #10 scews minimum.
  • Spacing between clips to be controlled by weight of panel and presence of a spreader bar or a load distribution member.
Load Direction
StiffClip PLC F3 Load Direction
StiffClip PLC F2 Load Direction

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Attachment to Wall at Intermediate Stud

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Double Attachment to Wall at End Stud

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Attachment to Stud Web

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