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HWSC Head-of-Wall Slide-Clip Connector

HWSC

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The HWSC head-of-wall slide-clip connector is specifically designed for simplifying the panelization of 6" printed studs (e.g., FrameCAD, Arkitech, Howick, Pinnacle and Scottsdale). The HWSC is designed to replace slotted track with a typical printed track at head-of-wall conditions. To facilitate installation, a cone-shaped funnel in the clip helps the dimple in the track align properly with the clip's corresponding dimple to hold it in place while a screw is placed in each flange from the track to the clip. The stud is then slid into position, and the clip is attached to the stud with shoulder screws driven through the center of the fastener slots. As an option, fasten the clip to the stud hole using a single screw to lock the deflection gap in place temporarily during transport and installation. The optional screw is then removed after installation is complete. The HWSC has been assembly-tested to provide optimal strength and performance.

Key Features

  • An edge stiffener has been rolled into the web and flange of the clip for added strength and for ease of fastening of the screws into the clip flange during installation
  • The clip has a unique cone-shaped dimple that guides the track dimple into alignment with the clip, locking the connection in-place while a screw is installed into each flange
  • Replaces slotted track that is difficult to panelize with typical printed track
  • Allows up to 1" movement up and down

Material

  •  54 mil (16 ga.), 50 ksi

Finish

  •  Galvanized (G90)

Installation

  • Use (2) XLSH34B1414 #14 shoulder screws (included). Install screws into the center of the slot at No-Equal® logo.
  • Use an optional #10 screw to lock deflection gap during panel construction. Remove after installation is complete.

Caution

  • The HWSC connector is specifically designed for use with printed studs and tracks such as FrameCAD, Arkitech, Howick, Pinnacle and Scottsdale
  • Not intended for use with typical manufactured studs and tracks

Ordering Information

  • Box of (50) HWSC6 connectors
  • (2) bags of (55) XLSH34B1414 #14 shoulder screws

Related Literature

Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
New products
Model No. Thickness (mil) Ga. Product Includes Coating/Material Packaging Qty.
HWSC6-KT 54 16 (110) XLSH34B1414 #14 shoulder screws for slide-clip applications Zinc Galvanized, G90 50

Load Tables

HWSC Allowable Connector Loads, F4 (lb.)

Model No. Track Stud Thickness (ga.), Fy
Thickness Mil (ga.) Fy 33 (20) 43 (18) 54 (16) 68 (14)
33 ksi 50 ksi 33 ksi 50 ksi 33 ksi 50 ksi 33 ksi 50 ksi
HWSC6 33 (20) 33 ksi 170 170 195 195 195 210 195 210
50 ksi 170 170 195 195 195 210 195 210
43 (18) 33 ksi 325 325 345 345 345 345 345 345
50 ksi 325 325 345 395 345 395 345 395
54 (16) 33 ksi 325 325 345 345 345 345 345 345
50 ksi 325 325 480 480 480 495 480 495
68 (14) 33 ksi 325 325 345 345 345 345 345 345
50 ksi 325 325 480 480 480 655 480 655
  1. The HWSC6 has an out-to-out dimension of 5 3/4". It is designed to fit inside a printed track and attached to the swaged end of the printed stud. Listed capacities are based on tracks with 1/2" lips and a maximum lip cutout of 2 7/8" at stud location.
  2. Allowable loads are based on the clip installed with (1) #10-16 screw into each track flange and (2) shoulder screws into the stud. Shoulder screws are included with the clip.
  3. Tabulated capacities are based on 1" deflection gap. End of stud must be located a maximum of 1" from web of top track.
  4. Anchorage to structure designed by others.

Code Reports & Compliance

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