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VertiClip® SLT

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

VertiClip® SLT and SLT(L) slide clips connect exterior curtain wall studs, bypassing the building’s structural concrete slab or structural steel frame, while allowing for a vertical deflection of the structure of 1” (½” up and down for SLT) and 1.875” (0.938” up and down for SLT(L)). VertiClip’s unique design provides both an anti-friction and anti-seizure connection between the clip and stud web surface thereby preventing a transfer of vertical forces into curtain wall framing, which is not engineered to support axial loads. Allowable loads are based on use of #12 screws for attachment to stud (provided by TSN).

Value

  • Positive, load-rated, mechanical attachment to stud web
  • 97 mil (12 Gauge) material
  • Friction-free movement
  • Certified material
  • Eliminates untested “scabs” or shims
  • Step Bushings are taped in place at factory for correct placement
  • Tested screws provided
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Product Information

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

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.

Applications
VertiClip SLT Application
SLT

 
TSN_VertiClip_SLT_L_app
SLT(L)

 
  1. Attach SLT to top of slab with engineered attachment. Allow 4” minimum clip area for attachment to slab.
  2. Align studs to SLT for plumb wall assembly.
  3. Attach SLT to wall stud with provided screws through Step Bushings.

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Order Information
Order Information
Designation Qty/Box Lbs/Box Qty/Skid Lbs/Skid
SLT9.5 50 47 1600 1504
SLT(L)12 25 43 375 645
SLT(L)15 20 46 300 690
SLT(L)18 20 50 300 750

Nomenclature

VertiClip SLT is available in a length of 9 ½". VertiClip SLT(L) is available in lengths of 12", 15", and 18". Determine length by adding stud + offset + 3" for steel (5.5" for concrete) and selecting the next largest size.

Example: 6" stud, 4" offset + 3"
Designate: VertiClip® SLT(L)15

VertiClip SLT Dimensions
VertiClip® SLT, Recommended Allowable Load (lbs): F1
Stud SLT9.5 SLT(L)12, SLT(L)15 & SLT(L)18
Thickness Mils (ga) Yield Strength (ksi) w/2 #12 screws w/2 #12 screws w/4 #12 screws
33 (20) 33 190 190 380
33 (20) 50 275 275 452
43 (18) 33 248 248 452
43 (18) 50 341 359 452
54 (16) 33 312 312 452
54 (16) 50 341 450 452
68 (14) 50 341 452 452
97 (12) 50 341 452 452
Maximum Allowable Clip Load 341 452


 
VertiClip® SLT, Recommended Allowable Load (lbs): F2
Stud SLT9.5 SLT(L)12 SLT(L)15 SLT(L)18
Thickness Mils (ga) Yield Strength (ksi) w/2 #12 screws w/2 #12 screws w/4 #12 screws w/2 #12 screws w/4 #12 screws w/2 #12 screws w/4 #12 screws
33 (20) 33 376 376 754 376 744 376 700
33 (20) 50 510 544 903 544 744 544 700
43 (18) 33 510 560 903 560 744 560 700
43 (18) 50 510 810 903 744 744 700 700
54 (16) 33 510 789 903 744 744 700 700
54 (16) 50 510 903 903 744 744 700 700
68 (14) 50 510 903 903 744 744 700 700
97 (12) 50 510 903 903 744 744 700 700
Maximum Allowable Clip Load 510 903 744 700

Notes:

  • VertiClip SLT series is designed to support horizontal loads and must 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.
  • VertiClip SLT allows up to 2" of vertical deflection (1"up and 1" down).
  • VertiClip SLT(L) allows up to 1.875" of vertical deflection (0.938" up and 0.938" down)

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

Load Direction

VertiClip SLT Load Direction

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

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