VertiTrack® VTD

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.

Value

  • Load-rated positive mechanical attachment at each stud
  • Eliminates friction-held assemblies
  • Clip utilizes only certified, 50ksi steel
  • Step Bushings pre-installed for accurate placement
  • Load rated screws provided for each VertiClip
  • Meets all building code criteria
  • Adaptable for multiple configurations
  • Top of wall bridging or strapping is eliminated
  • Track lightweight for easy handling
  • Utilize clips for wall layout
  • NY MEA approval #326-06-M
  • Listed in ICBO report #ES-5614

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

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Material Composition

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.

  1. Attach VertiTrack VTD to deck with approved fasteners.
  2. Attach VertiClip through Step Bushings to wall studs with self-drilling screws provided.

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Order Information TSN_VertiTrack_VTD_Dimensions

* Track leg length = 1.5”

Designation Lbs/Piece Qty/Skid (Pieces) Qty/Skid (Feet) Lbs/Skid
VTD250-16 8.808 250 3,000 2,200
VTD250-24 8.472 250 3,000 2,118
VTD362-16 10.935 242 2,904 2,647
VTD362-24 10.410 242 2,904 2,520
VTD400-16 11.415 200 2,400 2,283
VTD400-24 10.890 200 2,400 2,178
VTD600-16 15.240 98 1,176 1,494
VTD600-24 14.400 98 1,176 1,412
VTD800-16 18.810 100 1,200 1,881
VTD800-24 17.700 100 1,200 1,770

Nomenclature

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

Allowable (Unfactored) Loads1
VertiTrack® VTD, Recommended Allowable Load (lbs): F2 (VertiClip® SLD Loads)
Stud VTD250 VTD362/400 VTD600 VTD800
Thickness Mils (ga) Yield Strength (ksi) w/2 #8 screws w/2 #8 screws w/2 #8 screws w/2 #8 screws
18 (25) 33 132 132 132 132
27 (22) 33 159 243 243 243
33 (20) 33 159 328 328 328
33 (20) 50 159 359 405 474
43 (18) 33 159 359 405 489
43 (18) 50 159 359 405 664
54 (16) 33 159 359 405 664
54 (16) 50 159 359 405 664
Maximum Allowable Clip Load 159 359 405 682
Notes:
  • VertiTrack VTD loads are the same as VertiClip® SLD
  • VertiTrack VTD is assembled with VertiClip SLD pre-attached at 16" o.c. and 24" o.c.
  • Total vertical deflection of up to 1½" (¾" up and ¾" down). Deflection requirements greater than ¾" (up and down) are available.
    Custom spacing is also available.
  • Fasten within ¾" from the angle heel (centerline of the 1½" leg) to minimize eccentric load transfer.
  • Fasten through each VertiClip SLD to structure.
  • VertiTrack VTD series is designed to support horizontal loads, and should not be used in axial-load-bearing walls.
  • Allowable loads have not been increased for wind, seismic, or other factors.
  • #8 screws are provided with each step bushing for attachment to the stud web.
  • Strengthening ribs are present in 3⅝ and 6"sizes.

1 For LRFD Design Strengths refer to ICC-ESR-1903.

Load Direction

VertiClip SLD-Load Direction

TSN's Product Catalogs are an essential resource for the design of cold formed steel.  Developed by Engineers, the catalogs contain design data for connectors, and fasteners.

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

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TSN Connection Catalog
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TSN Connection Catalog
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