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.
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VertiTrack 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 Loads are the same as VertiClip® SLD
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. Track leg length = 1.5”.
The attachment of VertiClip to the primary structure may be made with a PAF, screw/bolt anchors or weld and is dependent upon the base material (steel or concrete) and the design configuration.