The VertiTrack® deflection track system is used to connect the interior studs at head of wall 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 drywall partition framing, which is not designed to support axial loads. VertiTrack VTD is composed of VertiClip® SLD pre-attached to a top runner track at pre-designated stud spacing.
Clip Material: ASTM A1003/A1003M Structural Grade 50 (340) Type H, ST50H (ST340H): 50ksi (340MPa) minimum yield strength, 65ksi (450MPa) minimum tensile strength, 33mil minimum thickness (20 gauge, 0.0346” design thickness) with ASTM A653/A653M G60 (Z180) hot dipped galvanized coating.
Track Material: ASTM A1003/A1003M Structural Grade 33 (230) Type H, ST33H (ST230H): 33ksi (230MPa) minimum yield strength, 45ksi (310MPa) minimum tensile strength, 33mil minimum thickness (20 gauge, 0.0346” design thickness) with ASTM A653/A653M G60 (Z180) hot dipped galvanized coating.
The attachment of VertiTrack 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.
|Designation||Lbs/Piece||Qty/Skid (Pieces)||Qty/Skid (Feet)||Lbs/Skid|
* Track leg length = 1.5”
VertiTrack VTD is manufactured in 12 ft. lengths. VertiTrack is designated by type (VTD), followed by stud depth in inches multiplied by 100 and stud spacing.
Example: 6" deep stud, 16" on center
Designate: VertiTrack® VTD600-16
|VertiTrack® VTD, Recommended Allowable Load (lbs): F2 (VertiClip® SLD Loads)|
|Thickness Mils (ga)||Yield Strength (ksi)||w/2 #8 screws||w/2 #8 screws||w/2 #8 screws||w/2 #8 screws|
|Maximum Allowable Clip Load||159||359||405||682|
1 For LRFD Design Strengths refer to ICC-ESR-2049.
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