The StiffClip® CL series’ Floor Tie Connectors unique design allows for the clip connection of steel studs to the building’s structure by incorporating stiffened legs of a 90o degree angle to increase bending strength. StiffClip CL resists vertical, horizontal, and torsional loads. The allowable design load table is based on the use of StiffClipas it is attached to various steel stud wall material thicknesses and yield strengths. Allowable loads consider loads on the clip and screw fasteners to the stud web. Pre-drilled holes for attachments to both deck and stud provide installers with increased efficiency.
The designed attachment of StiffClip to the primary structure is dependent upon the base material’s properties (e.g. steel or concrete) and the design configuration.
To specify Stiff Clip CL on drawings, multiply stud depth by 100, followed by the appropriate material thickness, based on strength required (see technical sheet for load tables). The Stiff Clip CL118(H) utilizes a plate in the 1½” leg (shown in application image)
Example: 6” stud, uplift load of 650lbs
Designate: StiffClip® CL600-68
StiffClip® AL Features and Value:
• Guide holes for connections to stud and deck
• Stiffeners for additional strength
• Utilizes only certified, 50ksi steel
• Reduces material (replaces heavy steel angles)
• Extensively tested
68mil: ASTM A1003/A1003M Structural Grade 50 (340) Type H, ST50H (ST340H): 50ksi (340MPa) minimum yield strength, 65ksi (450MPa) minimum tensile strength, 68mil minimum thickness (14 gauge, 0.0713” design thickness) with ASTM A653/A653M G90 (Z275) hot dipped galvanized coating.