The Steel Network TSN VertiClip® SL light gauge cold-formed steel framing connector that connects the exterior curtain wall studs at the head of wall to the building frame while allowing for vertical deflection of the structure up to 1½” (¾” up and 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. Use of VertiClip SL over friction-fit track assemblies helps protect liability through the utilization of positive mechanical attachments to the web of the stud. VertiClip SL is a component of VertiTrack® VTX, our pre-assembled deflection track
View more information on allowable loads, on the product data sheet. Allowable loads are based on the use of two #12 screws for attachment to stud (provided by TSN).
To designate the proper clip on drawings, multiply stud depth by 100. VertiClip SL is sized to match stud depth.
Example: 6” stud. Designate SL600.
Load-rated positive mechanical attachment at each stud.
Eliminates friction-held assemblies.
Utilizes only mill-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.
Top track lightweight for easy handling (not a structural element, may be 20ga standard leg - Deep-Leg Track is not required).
Utilize clips for wall layout.
Eliminates temporary screws.