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HCA Hinge Connectors

HCA

Hinge connectors are designed to transfer loads between two beams aligned end-to-end through a combination of bearing plates, side plates and bolts. In addition to supporting vertical loads, hinge connectors can also be specified with additional slotted bolt holes to resist horizontal loads as part of a continuous load path.

Material

  • Side plates — 7 gauge; top and bottom plates — see PT dimensions in Allowable Download table

Finish

  • Simpson Strong-Tie® gray paint

Installation

  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes
  • Bolt holes shall be a minimum of 1/32" and a maximum of 1/16" larger than the bolt diameter (per 2015 NDS 12.1.2.2)
  • The model size (suffix) column in the Allowable Download Table gives the basic HCA model with two rotation bolts
  • Contact Simpson Strong-Tie for heights greater than 60"
  • Position 3/4"-dia. machine bolts in slots away from bearing seat to allow for wood shrinkage

Options

  • The Horizontal Load Table gives other bolt options

Ordering Information

  • To order, add the width (W) and bearing plate size (PD) designation after the model name. Specify the H dimension. For dapped beams, reduce the H dimension by the PT dimension for each dap.
  • Specify model no., model size and height H. Ordering Example: HC4C3TA5-6 H = 18".

Related Literature

Load Tables

Horizontal Load Table

  1. Loads have been increased for wind or earthquake loading with no further increase allowed.
  2. Horizontal loads are for Douglas Fir-larch glulams minimum W = 3 1/8". For other wood types, adjust the load according to the code.
  3. H min. is the absolute minimum height. Reduce downloads according to footnote 1 in the Allowable Download table.

Allowable Download Table

  1. Allowable loads have been increased for roof live loads with no further increase allowed. Reduce where other loads govern.
  2. Loads are based on 560 psi perpendicular to grain bearing stress.
  3. H1 is the minimum dimension required to achieve full load for the hinge connector. For H dimensions between H1 and Minimum H, loads may be linearly interpolated.
  4. See Horizontal Load table for models available with three rotation bolts.
  5. Beams must be the same width for both members in the connection.

Code Reports

Part IAPMO UES ER ICC-ES ESR City of Los Angeles State of Florida
HC3A No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HC3A11-5 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HC3A11-6 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HC3A11-7 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HC3A11-9 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HC3A3-5No code listing: Please contact us for test data.
HC3A3-6No code listing: Please contact us for test data.
HC3A3-7No code listing: Please contact us for test data.
HC3A3.62 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HC3A4.50 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HC3A5-5 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HC3A5-6 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HC3A5-7 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HC3A5-9 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HC3A5.37 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HC3A7-5 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HC3A7-6 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HC3A7-7 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HC3A7-9 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HC3A7.12 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HC3A9-5 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HC3A9-6 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HC3A9-7 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HC3A9-9 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HC4C3TA No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HC4C3TA11-5 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HC4C3TA11-6 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HC4C3TA11-7 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HC4C3TA11-9 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HC4C3TA3-5No code listing: Please contact us for test data.
HC4C3TA3-6No code listing: Please contact us for test data.
HC4C3TA3-7No code listing: Please contact us for test data.
HC4C3TA3.62 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HC4C3TA4.50 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HC4C3TA5-5 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HC4C3TA5-6 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HC4C3TA5-7 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HC4C3TA5-9 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HC4C3TA5.37 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HC4C3TA7-5 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HC4C3TA7-6 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HC4C3TA7-7 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HC4C3TA7-9 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HC4C3TA7.12 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HC4C3TA9-5 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HC4C3TA9-6 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HC4C3TA9-7 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HC4C3TA9-9 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HCASee specific model numbers for code listings.
HCASee specific model numbers for code listings.
HCA11-5 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HCA11-6 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HCA11-7 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HCA11-9 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HCA3-5No code listing: Please contact us for test data.
HCA3-6No code listing: Please contact us for test data.
HCA3-7No code listing: Please contact us for test data.
HCA3-9No code listing: Please contact us for test data.
HCA3.62 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HCA4.50 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HCA5-5 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HCA5-6 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HCA5-7 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HCA5-9 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HCA5.37 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HCA7-5 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HCA7-6 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HCA7-7 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HCA7-9 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HCA7.12 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HCA9-5 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HCA9-6 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HCA9-7 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HCA9-9 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HCCTA No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HCCTA11-5 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HCCTA11-6 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HCCTA11-7 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HCCTA11-9 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HCCTA3-5No code listing: Please contact us for test data.
HCCTA3-6No code listing: Please contact us for test data.
HCCTA3-7No code listing: Please contact us for test data.
HCCTA3.62 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HCCTA4.50 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HCCTA5-5 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HCCTA5-6 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HCCTA5-7 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HCCTA5-9 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HCCTA5.37 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HCCTA7-5 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HCCTA7-6 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HCCTA7-7 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HCCTA7-9 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HCCTA7.12 No code listing. Please contact us for test data.
HCCTA9-5 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HCCTA9-6 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HCCTA9-7 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719
HCCTA9-9 ESR-2607 ESR-2523 RR25719

ESR-2523 is an Index of many of Simpson Strong-Tie Stamped and Welded Cold-formed Steel Products for Wood or Cold-formed Steel Construction

Drawings

Part Orthographic Perspective
HC3ANone None
HC3A11-5None None
HC3A11-6None None
HC3A11-7None None
HC3A11-9None None
HC3A3-5None None
HC3A3-6None None
HC3A3-7None None
HC3A3.62None None
HC3A4.50None None
HC3A5-5None None
HC3A5-6None None
HC3A5-7None None
HC3A5-9None None
HC3A5.37None None
HC3A7-5None None
HC3A7-6None None
HC3A7-7None None
HC3A7-9None None
HC3A7.12None None
HC3A9-5None None
HC3A9-6None None
HC3A9-7None None
HC3A9-9None None
HC4C3TANone None
HC4C3TA11-5None None
HC4C3TA11-6None None
HC4C3TA11-7None None
HC4C3TA11-9None None
HC4C3TA3-5None None
HC4C3TA3-6None None
HC4C3TA3-7None None
HC4C3TA3.62None None
HC4C3TA4.50None None
HC4C3TA5-5None None
HC4C3TA5-6None None
HC4C3TA5-7None None
HC4C3TA5-9None None
HC4C3TA5.37None None
HC4C3TA7-5None None
HC4C3TA7-6None None
HC4C3TA7-7None None
HC4C3TA7-9None None
HC4C3TA7.12None None
HC4C3TA9-5None None
HC4C3TA9-6None None
HC4C3TA9-7None None
HC4C3TA9-9None None
HCANone None
HCA11-5None None
HCA11-6None None
HCA11-7None None
HCA11-9None None
HCA3-5None None
HCA3-6None None
HCA3-7None None
HCA3-9None None
HCA3.62None None
HCA4.50None None
HCA5-5None None
HCA5-6None None
HCA5-7None None
HCA5-9None None
HCA5.37None None
HCA7-5None None
HCA7-6None None
HCA7-7None None
HCA7-9None None
HCA7.12None None
HCA9-5None None
HCA9-6None None
HCA9-7None None
HCA9-9None None
HCCTANone None
HCCTA11-5None None
HCCTA11-6None None
HCCTA11-7None None
HCCTA11-9None None
HCCTA3-5None None
HCCTA3-6None None
HCCTA3-7None None
HCCTA3.62None None
HCCTA4.50None None
HCCTA5-5None None
HCCTA5-6None None
HCCTA5-7None None
HCCTA5-9None None
HCCTA5.37None None
HCCTA7-5None None
HCCTA7-6None None
HCCTA7-7None None
HCCTA7-9None None
HCCTA7.12None None
HCCTA9-5None None
HCCTA9-6None None
HCCTA9-7None None
HCCTA9-9None None