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SFC Steel Framing Connector

Bridging and Bracing Connectors

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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


  • 54 mil (50 ksi)


  • Galvanized (G90)


  • Use all specified fasteners/anchors

Patent Information

  • US Patent 9,016,024

Related Literature

Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
Model No. Thickness (mil) Ga. L (in.) Coating/Material Packaging Qty.
SFC2.25-R300 54 16 2 1/4 Zinc Galvanized, G90 300
SFC4.25-R175 54 16 4 1/4 Zinc Galvanized, G90 175
SFC6.25-R100 54 16 6 1/4 Zinc Galvanized, G90 100

Product Information Tables

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 C2.3 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 Fastening Systems for more information on Simpson Strong-Tie fasteners.
Typical SFC Installation

Typical SFC4.25 Installation

Code Reports & Compliance