The new rod-to-steel-beam connector (ATS-SBC) features a preattached high-strength steel threaded rod and weldable plate for use on projects where the run is to be anchored to steel beams. The new connector reduces the number of components from seven to two, saving contractors installation time and cost. The design of the steel beam and the stiffeners are the responsibility of the Designer.
Material: Plate — ASTM A572 Grade 50
Threaded Rod: High-Strength (ATS-HSR):
Up to 1" diameter — ASTM A449
Greater than 1" diameter — ASTM A193 B7 or F1554 Grade 105
The WBP wood-beam plate is for projects where the rod run attaches to wood beams. The center hole of the bearing plate has internal threads to receive the threaded rod from above, and the plate spreads the load across the underside of the wood beam. Two SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws (provided with the kit) are to be installed through the WBP fastener holes and into the wood beam to support the weight of the bearing plate and rod above. This eliminates the need for an additional smaller bearing plate and nut on the top side of the beam. This unique connection also provides a fixed point at the very bottom of the rod run, allowing the take-up devices above to address shrinkage of all the wood framing including any from the wood beam itself. The heavy hex nut provided with the WBP is required to fully engage the tensile capacity of the rod above.
Material: ASTM A36
Finish: Gray primer