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Rigid Connectors: Raise Your Expectations, Lower Your Installed Costs!

Technical & Installation Notes

Utility Clip Connectors

The SSC steel stud connector, the SJC steel joist connector and the SFC steel framing connector, are designed so that a minimum number of clips can be stocked to accommodate a wide array of applications. Prepunched holes and intuitive fastener hole patterns ensure that the structural needs of the designer and the efficient installation goals of the contractor are both satisfied.

Testing You Can Trust

Simpson Strong-Tie utility clip connectors have undergone industry-first testing to provide maximum benefit to both the installer and the designer. By testing these connectors as part of a complete system in the applications for which they are intended, rather than only testing the physical capabilities of the connector, Simpson Strong-Tie is able to provide comprehensive allowable loads for real-world conditions. This system-based approach eliminates the need for designers to manually calculate connector performance and anchorage, and provides confidence that designs based on these values have been thoroughly evaluated by the industry leader in structural connector research and development.

Tested Application Product Category
SSC
SSC
SJC
SJC
SFC
SFC
Steel-to-steel
Steel-to-steel
Bypass Framing
Bypass Framing
Headers
Headers
Base of Jamb
Base of Jamb
Rafter
Rafter
Kneewall
Kneewall
U-Channel Bridging
U-Channel Bridging
Kicker
Kicker
Soffit Hanger
Soffit Hanger

Innovative Design Lets You Work Smarter — Not Harder!

Simpson Strong-Tie utility clip connectors have been designed with both the contractor and designer in mind. Connector dimensions and fastener/anchor locations have been developed to maximize design flexibility and installation efficiency.

Intelligent Connector Dimensions

SSC Steel Stud Connectors
SSC Steel Stud Connectors
Designed to accommodate open-side connections with flanges up to 3" wide and stiffener lips up to 3/4" *
SJC Steel Joist Connectors
SJC Steel Joist Connectors
Designed to accommodate open-side connections with flanges up to 3 1/2" wide and stiffener lips up to 3/4"
SFC Steel Framing Connectors
SFC Steel Framing Connectors
Designed to accommodate open-side connections with stiffener lips up to 3/4" long **

*SSC2.25 clips will accommodate 2" wide flange and 5/8" stiffener lips.
**SFC2.25 clips will accommodate 5/8" long stiffener lips.

Intuitive Fastener Patterns

SSC and SJC
SSC and SJC 3/8" bolt-hole locations ensure tool clearance.
SJC
SJC 3/8" bolt-hole locations match-up with standard metal deck.
SSC and SFC
SSC and SFC hole locations accommodate u-channel.
SSC and SJC Connectors
SSC and SJC clips include round and triangle holes for minimum and maximum tabulated load values. Square holes are also provided, and can be combined with round and triangle holes for custom screw patterns per installation needs.