SLS slide clip connects exterior curtain wall studs, bypassing the buildings structural frame, while allowing for a vertical deflection of the structure up to 1½ (¾ up and ¾ down). VertiClips 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 curtainwall framing, which is not engineered to support axial loads. Allowable loads are based on use of two #12 screws for attachment to stud (provided by TSN).
An ICC-ES Evaluation Report for VertiClip SLS600-12 is available.
A Los Angeles Research Report for VertiClip SLD, SL, SLB, SLS, and SLT Series is available. Refer to LARR #25631.
Attach SLS to structure with engineered attachment. Allow recommended minimum clip area for attachment. Align studs to SLS for plumb wall assembly. Fasten SLS to wall stud with provided screws through Step Bushings.