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VertiClip® SL

VertiClip SL
US Patent #'s 5,467,566 & 5,906,080

VertiClip® SL connects the exterior curtain wall studs at head of wall to the building frame while allowing for vertical deflection of the structure up to 1½” (¾” up and down). VertiClip’s unique design provides both an anti-friction and anti-seizure connection between the clip and the stud web surface thereby preventing a transfer of vertical forces into curtain wall framing, which is not engineered to support axial loads. Use of VertiClip SL over friction-fit track assemblies helps protect liability through the utilization of positive mechanical attachments to the web of the stud. VertiClip SL is a component of VertiTrack® VTX, our preassembled deflection track. Allowable loads are based on use of two #12 screws for attachment to stud (provided by TSN).

Value

  • Load-rated positive mechanical attachment at each stud
  • Eliminates friction-held assemblies
  • Utilizes only certified, 50ksi steel
  • Step Bushings pre-installed for accurate placement
  • Load rated screws provided for each VertiClip
  • Meets all building code criteria
  • Adaptable for multiple configurations
  • Top of wall bridging or strapping is eliminated
  • Top track lightweight for easy handling (not a structural element, may be 20ga standard leg - Deep-Leg Track is not required)
  • Utilize clips for wall layout
  • Eliminates temporary screws
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Product Information
VertiClip SL Application

Material Composition

ASTM A1003/A1003M Structural Grade 50 (340) Type H, ST50H (ST340H): 50ksi (340MPa) minimum yield strength, 65ksi (450MPa) minimum tensile strength, 68mil minimum thickness (14 gauge, 0.0713” design thickness) with ASTM A653/A653M G90 (Z275) hot dipped galvanized coating.

The attachment of VertiClip to the primary structure may be made with a PAF, screw/bolt anchors or weld and is dependent upon the base material (steel or concrete) and the design configuration.

Note: Track thickness not limited to 20 gauge.

  1. Attach standard leg track to structure. Track will allow for alignment and closure.
  2. Fasten SL to top track at designed stud spacing with engineered fastener.
  3. Attach SL to wall stud with provided screws through Step Bushings.

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Order Information
Designation Qty/Box Lbs/Box Qty/Skid Lbs/Skid
SL362 100 32 4,500 1,440
SL400 100 36 4,500 1,620
SL600 100 53 4,500 2,385
SL800 50 37 2,250 1,665
SL1000 50 46 2,250 2,070
SL1200 50 55 2,250 2,475

Nomenclature

VertiClip SL is designated by type (SL), followed by stud depth in inches multiplied by 100.

Example: 6" stud
Designate: VertiClip® SL600

VertiClip SL Dimensions
VertiClip SL Allowable (Unfactored) Loads1 (F1)
VertiClip® SL, Recommended Allowable Loads (lbs): F1
Stud SL362 SL400 SL600 SL800
Thickness Mils (ga) Yield Strength (ksi) w/2 #12 screws w/2 #12 screws w/2 #12 screws w/3 #12 screws w/2 #12 screws w/3 #12 screws
33 (20) 33 190 190 190 285 190 285
33 (20) 50 248 199 275 367 275 362
43 (18) 33 248 199 248 367 248 362
43 (18) 50 248 199 359 367 359 362
54 (16) 33 248 199 321 367 312 362
54 (16) 50 248 199 367 367 362 362
68 (14) 50 248 199 367 367 362 362
97 (12) 50 248 199 367 367 362 362
Maximum Allowable Clip Load 248 199 367 367 362 362
 
VertiClip® SL, Recommended Allowable Loads (lbs): F1
Stud SL1000 SL1200
Thickness Mils (ga) Yield Strength (ksi) w/2 #12 screws w/3 #12 screws w/2 #12 screws w/3 #12 screws
33 (20) 33 190 285 190 285
33 (20) 50 275 413 275 381
43 (18) 33 248 372 248 372
43 (18) 50 359 414 359 381
54 (16) 33 312 414 312 381
54 (16) 50 414 414 381 381
68 (14) 50 414 414 381 381
97 (12) 50 414 414 381 381
Maximum Allowable Clip Load 414 414 381 381
 
VertiClip SL Allowable (Unfactored) Loads1 (F2)
VertiClip® SL, Recommended Allowable Loads (lbs): F2
Stud SL362 SL400 SL600 SL800
Thickness Mils (ga) Yield Strength (ksi) w/2 #12 screws w/2 #12 screws w/2 #12 screws w/3 #12 screws w/2 #12 screws w/3 #12 screws
33 (20) 33 377 377 377 565 377 565
33 (20) 50 544 544 544 817 544 817
43 (18) 33 561 561 561 841 561 841
43 (18) 50 790 810 810 1,215 810 1,215
54 (16) 33 789 789 789 1,183 789 1,183
54 (16) 50 790 1,136 1,139 1,680 1,139 1,709
68 (14) 50 790 1,136 1,610 1,680 1,610 1,870
97 (12) 50 790 1,136 1,680 1,680 1,698 1,870
Maximum Allowable Clip Load 790 1,136 1,680 1,680 1,870 1,870
 
VertiClip® SL, Recommended Allowable Loads (lbs): F2
Stud SL1000 SL1200
Thickness Mils (ga) Yield Strength (ksi) w/2 #12 screws w/3 #12 screws w/2 #12 screws w/3 #12 screws
33 (20) 33 377 565 377 565
33 (20) 50 544 817 544 817
43 (18) 33 561 841 561 841
43 (18) 50 810 1,215 810 1,215
54 (16) 33 789 1,183 789 1,183
54 (16) 50 1,139 1,577 1,139 1,709
68 (14) 50 1,577 1,577 1,610 1,791
97 (12) 50 1,577 1,577 1,698 1,791
Maximum Allowable Clip Load 1,577 1,577 1,791 1,791


Notes:

    • Allowable load tables incorporate eccentric loading of fasteners. Values with welded connection may increase.
    • Fasten within ¾" from the angle heel (centerline of the 1½" leg) to minimize eccentric load transfer.
    • Guide holes for attachment to structure are 0.141" for SL362 & SL600. Guideholes are not standard in other clip sizes.
    • VertiClip SL series is designed to support horizontal loads and should not be used in axial-load-bearing wall construction.
    • Total vertical deflection of up to 1½" (¾" up and ¾" down). Deflection requirements greater than ¾" (up and down) are available.
    • Allowable loads have not been increased for wind, seismic, or other factors.
    • #12 screws are provided with each step bushing.
    • Strengthening ribs and guide holes are present in 3?" and 6" sizes.

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

Load Direction

VertiClip SL Load Directions

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VertiClip® SL and the rest of TSN's Vertical Deflection Product Line can be found in the following Catalogs:

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