The StiffClip® HE series Rigid Clip is used when connecting either beams to columns or headers to jambs. StiffClip HE transfers horizontal and large vertical loads from the beam to the column while incorporating a small shelf tab for alignment of JamStud® or box header during installation.
StiffClip HE(L) and HE(H) are designed to be used with typical box headers and incorporate stiffened ribs to protect the header ends from the effects of web crippling.
StiffClip HE(S) is designed to be used with a single TSN JamStud as the header member. The StiffClip HE(S) is similar in design and thickness to StiffClip HE(H), but has a shorter height (3.5” for HE(S) versus 6” for HE(H)) to match the height of a single-piece header.
The allowable design load table shown below is based on the use of StiffClip when attached to various steel column and beam material thicknesses and yield strengths. The minimum combination of steel thickness and yield strength must be used when determining the maximum design load. Design loads listed below consider both loads on the clip and the #10 screws as they are fastened to the steel beam and column members.
StiffClip® HE is available in two thicknesses. The StiffClip HE(L) is 43mil (18ga), and the StiffClip HE(H) & HE(S) are 68mil (14ga)
Clips are packaged as pairs. Two left-hand and two right-hand clips attach the complete header to the jamb
StiffClip® HE Features and Value:
• Guide holes for connections to column and JamStud or box header
• Resists vertical and horizontal loads
• Acts as a web stiffener
• •Tabs to hold header during installation
• •Reduces material (no jack studs or caps required)
• Reduces labor expense
• Extensively tested
HE(L): ASTM A1003/A1003M Structural Grade 50 (340) Type H, ST50H (ST340H): 50ksi (340MPa) minimum yield strength, 65ksi (450MPa) minimum tensile strength, 43mil minimum thickness (18 gauge, 0.0451” design thickness) with ASTM A653/A653M G90 (Z275) hot dipped galvanized coating.