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VertiClip® SL w/ 3" Slots

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US Patents #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 3" (1 ½" up and 1 ½" down). The standard bushing placement is 2" from the top of the slot and allows the structure to settle ½" prior to typical service. 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 SL is a component in VertiTrack® VTX, TSN's pre-assembled deflection track.

Value

  • Load-rated positive mechanical attachment at each stud.
  • Meets all building code criteria.
  • Eliminates loose friction-held track assemblies.
  • Utilizes only certified, 50ksi steel.
  • Load rated screws provided for each VertiClip.
  • Step Bushings pre-installed for accurate placement.
  • Adaptable for multiple configurations
  • Top of wall bridging or strapping is eliminated.
  • Standard top track is lightweight for easy handling.
  • Utilizes clips for wall layout.
  • Eliminates temporary screws.
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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 or weld and is dependent upon the base material (steel or concrete) and the design configuration

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1. Attach standard leg runner track to deck.
 
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2. Attach VertiClip SL to deck (through track).
 
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3. Attach VertiClip through Step Bushings to wall studs with self-drilling screws provided.
 
Order Information
Designation Qty/Box Lbs/Box Qty/Skid Lbs/Skid
SL362/400,s3lg,b2d 50 20 4,500 1,737
SL600,s3lg,b2d 50 33 2,250 1,454
SL800,s3lg,b2d 50 43 2,400 2,064

Nomenclature

VertiClip SL with 3" deflection is designated by type (SL), followed by stud depth in inches multiplied by 100, slot length (s “length in inches” lg), and bushing placement (b “distance from top of slot in inches” d).

Example: 6” deep stud, 3” slot, bushings 2” down from top of slot
Designate: VertiClip® SL600,s3lg,b2d

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VertiClip® SL w/ 3" Deflection, Recommended Allowable Load (lbs): F2
Stud SL362,s3lg,b2d SL600,s3lg,b2d SL800,s3lg,b2d
Thickness Mils (ga) Yield Strength (ksi) w/2 #12 Screws w/2 #12 Screws w/3 #12 Screws w/2 #12 Screws w/3 #12 Screws
18 (25) 33 377 377 565 377 565
27 (22) 33 544 544 817 544 817
30 (20 - Drywall) 33 561 561 841 561 841
33 (20 - Structural) 33 617 810 1,215 810 1,215
33 (20) 50 617 789 1,183 789 1,183
43 (18) 33 617 1,139 1,571 1,139 1,709
43 (18) 50 617 1,571 1,571 1,610 1,915
54 (16) 33 617 1,571 1,571 1,698 1,915
54 (16) 50 617 1,571 1,571 1,698 1,915
Maximum Allowable Clip Load 617 1,571 1,915

Notes:

  • Meets criteria for IBC 2009, 2012. Factor of Safety calculated according to ICC-ES AC261 and section F1 of AISI S100-07
  • Fasten within ¾" from the angle heel to minimize eccentric load transfer.
  • 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 3" (1½" up and 1½" down).
  • The standard bushing placement is 2" from the top of the slot and allows the structure to settle ½" prior to typical service.
  • Allowable loads have not been increased for wind, seismic, or other factors.
  • #12 screws are provided with each pre-installed step bushing.
  • Tests performed with bushings centered in the 3" slots.

Load Direction

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