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. Allowable loads are based on the use of two #12 screws for attachment to stud (provided by TSN)
VertiClip SLB is classified by multiplying stud depth by 100.
Example: 6" stud. Designate VertiClip SLB600.
VertiClip SLB600 and SLB800 have three slots for greater efficiency with construction tolerances and the third screw, and step bushing is not required unless specified.
Positive, mechanical attachment
Only mill-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 12” of connection
Attaches to structure with PAF or welds