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SFC Steel Framing Connector

SFC

Bridging and Bracing Connectors for Cold-Formed Steel Construction

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SFC connectors are low-cost, multi-use utility clips for light to moderate loading conditions in CFS stud-to-stud and stud-to-structure applications where long leg lengths are not required.

Key Features

  • Reduced number of screws reduces installation cost
  • Prepunched holes reduce installation cost by eliminating predrilling
  • Intuitive fastener hole positions ensure accurate clip installation in accordance with design, support a wide range of design and application requirements and provide installation flexibility
  • In soft-side stud installations, SFC will not interfere with stud lips up to 3/4" long*
  • Also suitable for u-channel bridging
    * SFC2.25 clips will accommodate 5/8"-long stiffener clips

Material

  • LSFC — 43 mil (33 ksi); SFC — 54 mil (50 ksi)

Finish

  • Galvanized (G90)

Installation

  • Use all specified fasteners/anchors

Related Literature

Product Information Tables

  1. By leaving off the "-RXXX" suffix, items can also be ordered in cartons of 50.

Load Tables

SFC/SSC Connectors – U-Channel Bridging Allowable Loads

  1. See illustration for fastener placement.
  2. Allowable loads are for use when utilizing Allowable Stress Design methodology. For LRFD loads, multiply the tabulated ASD values by 1.6.
  3. Allowable brace strengths are based on ultimate test load divided by a safety factor. Serviceability limit is not considered, as brace stiffness requirements are given in Section D3.3 of AISI S100. Contact Simpson Strong-Tie if nominal brace strength is required.
  4. Tabulated stiffness values apply to both ASD and LRFD designs.
  5. See more information on Simpson Strong-Tie fasteners.
Typical SFC Installation

Typical SFC4.25 Installation

Code Reports

Part IAPMO UES ER ICC-ES ESR City of Los Angeles State of Florida
LSFCSee specific model numbers for code listings.
LSFC2.25 ER-102 ER-238
LSFC4.25 ER-102 ER-238
LSFC6.25 ER-102 ER-238
SFCSee specific model numbers for code listings.
SFC2.25 ER-102 ER-238
SFC4.25 ER-102 ER-238
SFC6.25 ER-102 ER-238

Drawings

Part Orthographic Perspective
LSFCNone None
LSFC2.25
LSFC2.25 front view
DWG DXF
LSFC2.25 left view
DWG DXF
LSFC2.25
DWG DXF
LSFC4.25
LSFC4.25 front view
DWG DXF
LSFC4.25 left view
DWG DXF
LSFC4.25
DWG DXF
LSFC6.25
LSFC6.25 front view
DWG DXF
LSFC6.25 left view
DWG DXF
LSFC6.25
DWG DXF
SFCNone None
SFC2.25
SFC2.25 front view
DWG DXF
SFC2.25 left view
DWG DXF
SFC2.25
DWG DXF
SFC4.25
SFC4.25 front view
DWG DXF
SFC4.25 left view
DWG DXF
SFC4.25
DWG DXF
SFC6.25
SFC6.25 front view
DWG DXF
SFC6.25 left view
DWG DXF
SFC6.25
DWG DXF