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VertiClip® SLB

TSN_VertiClip_SLB
US Patents #5,467,566 & #5,906,080

VertiClip® SLB connects exterior curtain wall studs, bypassing the building structure, while allowing for vertical deflection of the structure up to 2” (1” up and 1” 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. VertiClip SLB eliminates flange-loaded, friction-fit clips, which do not address web-crippling. Three #12 screws for attachment to stud through pre-installed bushings are provided by TSN.

Value

  • Positive, mechanical attachment
  • Only certified, 50ksi steel is used
  • Step Bushings pre-installed for accurate placement
  • Rated screws provided
  • Load transferred from stud web
  • Elimination of friction-held assemblies
  • Meets all building code criteria
  • Adaptable for multiple configurations
  • Eliminates shims and scabs
  • Aligns wall studs quickly and easily by accounting for construction tolerances
  • Eliminates bridging or strapping within the bridging spacing from the connection
  • Attaches to structure with PAF or welds
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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, 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.

  1. Place VertiClip® angle against structural pour stop.
  2. Attach SLB to structure with required fasteners.
  3. Fasten SLB to stud with provided screws through Step Bushings.

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Order Information
Designation Qty/Box Lbs/Box Qty/Skid Lbs/Skid
SLB362/400 50 28 2,250 1,260
SLB600 50 38 2,250 1,710
SLB600-10 25 40 1,125 1,800
SLB600-12 25 44 800 1,408
SLB800 50 50 1,600 1,600
SLB1000 25 40 1,125 1,800
SLB1200 50 44 800 1,408

Nomenclature

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

Example: 6" stud
Designate: VertiClip® SLB600

* Use of strengthening ribs and return bends varies with each clip.
** The VertiClip SLB600-10 and 600-12 accommodate an even greater construction tolerance of studs from structure. The VertiClip SLB600-10 is 10" in depth and the VertiClip SLB600-12 is 12" in depth with slot spacings designed for a 6" stud

TSN_VertiClip_SLB_Dimensions
VertiClip® SLB, Recommended Allowable Load (lbs): F1 & F2
Stud F1 Load Direction F2 Load Direction
SLB362/400 SLB600 SLB800 SLB362/400 SLB600 SLB800 SLBxxx-10, SLBxxx-12,
SLB1000 & SLB1200
Thickness Mils (ga) Yield Strength (ksi) w/2 #12 screws w/2-3 #12 screws w/2-3 #12 screws w/2 #12 screws w/2 #12 screws w/3 #12 screws w/2 #12 screws w/3 #12 screws w/2 #12 screws w/3 #12 screws
33 (20) 33 95 95 95 376 377 565 376 564 376 564
33 (20) 50 138 138 118 544 544 817 544 817 544 817
43 (18) 33 124 124 118 560 561 841 560 840 560 840
43 (18) 50 179 179 118 810 810 1,215 810 1,215 810 933
54 (16) 33 156 156 118 788 789 1,183 788 1,182 788 933
54 (16) 50 225 225 118 1,140 1,139 1,567 1,140 1,600 933 933
68 (14) 50 227 227 118 1,600 1,567 1,567 1,600 1,600 933 933
97 (12) 50 227 227 118 1,600 1,567 1,567 1,600 1,600 933 933
Maximum Allowable Clip Load 227 227 118 1,600 1,567 1,600 933

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.
  • Fasteners attaching clip to structure should be installed symmetrically around the center line of the clip. The allowable load of the clip may be reduced if fasteners are not installed symmetrically.
  • Guide holes in the 1½" leg measure 0.172" in diameter for SLB362, 0.141" in diameter for SLB600 and SLB800.
  • Total vertical deflection of up to 2" (1" up and 1" down). Deflection requirements greater than 1" up and down are available.
  • VertiClip SLB series is designed to support horizontal loads and should not be used in axial-load-bearing wall construction.
  • Allowable loads have not been increased for wind, seismic, or other factors.
  • #12 screws are provided with each step bushing. Load requirements don't always justify use of a third screw.
  • Three slots are standard in 6" and higher web depths to accommodate construction tolerances. Use of a 3rd screw and bushing is dependent upon load configuration. 250 and 362/400 sizes have only 2 slots and 2 screws.
  • Use of strengthening ribs and return bends varies with each clip.
1 For LRFD Design Strengths refer to ICC-ESR-2049.
 

Load Direction

VertiClip SLB Load Direction

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

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