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VertiClip® SLS

The VertiClip® SLS slide clip connects exterior curtain wall studs, bypassing the building’s structural frame, while allowing for a vertical deflection of the structure up to 1½” (¾” up and ¾” 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. Allowable loads are based on use of two #12 screws for attachment to stud (provided by TSN).

Value

  • Provides a positive, load-rated, mechanical attachment to web of stud
  • Eliminates friction-based assemblies
  • Utilizes only certified, 50ksi steel
  • Eliminates untested “scabs” or shims
  • Load rated screws provided
  • Step Bushings pre-installed for accurate placement
  • Meets all building code criteria
  • Adaptable for multiple configurations
  • Align wall studs quickly and easily by accounting for construction tolerances
  • Lightweight assembly
  • Eliminates bridging or strapping within 12” of connection

VertiClip SLS

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

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Material Composition

ASTM A1003/A1003M Structural Grade 50 (340) Type H, ST50H (ST340H): 50ksi (340 MPa) minimum yield strength, 65ksi (450 MPa) 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 PAFs, screw/bolt anchors or weld and is dependent upon the base material (steel or concrete) and the design configuration.

  1. Attach SLS to structure with engineered attachment. Allow recommended minimum clip area for attachment.
  2. Align studs to SLS for plumb wall assembly.
  3. Fasten SLS to wall stud with provided screws through Step Bushings

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Order Information

Designation Qty/Box Lbs/Box Qty/Skid Lbs/Skid
SLS362/400-9* 50 45 2,250 2,025
SLS362/400-12*  50 60 2,250 2,700
SLS600-12 50 60 2,250 2,700
SLS600-15 50 70 1,600 2,240
SLS600-18 25 40 1,500 2,400
SLS600-20 25 48 1,500 2,880
SLS800-12 50 60 2,250 2,700
SLS800-15 50 70 1,600 2,240
SLS800-18 25 40 1,500 2,400
SLS800-20 25 48 1,500 2,880
VertiClip SLS Dimensions

* Use with either 3 ⅝” or 4” studs.

Nomenclature

VertiClip SLS is designated by stud depth and clip length required. Clip length includes a minimum of 3" for steel (5.5" for concrete) of clip material for attachment to structure added to stud depth, plus the distance of the stud from the structure.

Example: 6" stud, 6" tolerance, 3" to structure
Designate: VertiClip® SLS600-15

* Use of strengthening ribs and return bends varies with each clip.

VertiClip® SLS, Recommended Allowable Load (lbs): F1
Stud SLS362/400-9, -12 SLS600-12 SLS600-15, -18, -20 SLS600-24 SLS800-12 SLS800-15, -18, -20
Thickness Mils (ga) Yield Strength (ksi) w/2 #12 Screws w/2 or 3 #12 Screws w/2 or 3 #12 Screws w/2 or 3 #12 Screws w/2 or 3 #12 Screws w/2 or 3 #12 Screws
33 (20) 33 95 95 95 95 95 95
33 (20) 50 124 138 130 100 138 125
43 (18) 33 124 124 124 100 124 124
43 (18) 50 124 164 130 100 141 125
54 (16) 33 124 156 130 100 141 125
54 (16) 50 124 164 130 100 141 125
68 (14) 50 124 164 130 100 141 125
97 (12) 50 124 164 130 100 141 125
Max Allowable Clip Load 124 164 130 100 141 125
VertiClip® SLS, Recommended Allowable Load (lbs): F2
Stud SLS362/400-9, -12 SLS600-12 SLS600-15, -18, -20 SLS600-24 SLS800-12, -15, -18, -20
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 w/2 #12 Screws w/3 #12 Screws w/2 #12 Screws w/3 #12 Screws
33 (20) 33 377 377 565 377 565 377 565 377 565
33 (20) 50 544 544 817 544 817 544 817 544 817
43 (18) 33 561 561 841 561 841 561 841 561 841
43 (18) 50 810 810 1,215 810 1,215 810 1,215 810 1,215
54 (16) 33 789 789 1,183 789 1,183 789 1,183 789 1,183
54 (16) 50 1,139 1,139 1,709 1,139 1,709 1,139 1,709 1,139 1,709
68 (14) 50 1,245 1,610 2,070 1,610 2,122 1,610 1,896 1,610 1,816
97 (12) 50 1,245 1,698 2,070 1,698 2,122 1,698 1,896 1,698 1,816
Max Allowable Clip Load 1,245 2,070 2,122 1,896 1,816
Notes
  • VertiClip SLS 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.
  • Return lip added for clips longer than 20".
  • 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.
  • Minimum 3" of SLS required for attachment to structure to steel and 5.5" min. with concrete.
  • Total vertical deflection of up to 1½" (¾" up and ¾" down). Deflection requirements greater than ¾" up and down are available.

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

Load Direction

VertiClip SLS Load Direction

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

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