SLT and SLT(L) slide clips connect exterior curtain wall studs, bypassing the buildings structural concrete slab or structural steel frame, while allowing for a vertical deflection of the structure of 1 (½ up and down for SLT) and 1.875 (0.938 up and down for SLT(L)). VertiClips unique design provides both an anti-friction and anti-seizure
connection between the clip and stud web surface thereby preventing a transfer of vertical forces into curtain wall framing, which is not engineered to support axial loads. Allowable loads are based on use of #12 screws for attachment to stud (provided by TSN).
An ICC-ES Evaluation Report for VertiClips SLT 9.5 and SLT(L)-18 is available.
A Los Angeles Research Report for VertiClip SLD, SL, SLB, SLS, and SLT Series is available. Refer to LARR #25631
Attach SLT to top of slab with engineered attachment. Allow 4 minimum clip area for attachment to slab. Align studs to SLT for plumb wall assembly. Attach SLT to wall stud with provided screws through Step Bushings.