Strong Frame® Special Moment Frame
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The Strong Frame special moment frame (SMF) is a prefabricated frame designed with a field-bolted moment connection that uses the Yield-Link® structural fuse. The Yield-Link moment connection is a unique and patented technology that is prequalified in AISC 358. The moment connection does not require any field welding and gives engineers the option to design the beam without beam bracing.
- Maximizes space with Yield-Link technology without need for beam bracing
- Arrives ready for installation by eliminating the need for field welding and onsite weld inspection
- Connection can be restored by replacing the Yield-Link if repairs are required after a major event
- ASTM 572 Grade 50
- ASTM 992 Grade 50
- Gray paint
- New and retrofit applications in both commercial and residential construction.
- In new construction, the frame can be incorporated into the early stages of design. The field-bolted connections allow for fast installation using basic tools.
In retrofit designs, the bolted connection means the frame can be erected in the interior conditions of light-frame construction without the risk of fire from welding. The beam and columns can be erected in parts, making the SMF much easier to handle than a fully welded frame.
- Prefabricated frame with Yield-Link
- Preinstalled nailers
- Bolt connection hardware
Product Information Table
|SMF-12MBX||1-Story, 2-Bay Special Moment Frame|
|SMF-13MBX||1-Story, 3-Bay Special Moment Frame|
|SMF-1CX||1-Story, Single-Bay — Uneven Column Lengths|
|SMF-1X||1-Story, Single-Bay Special Moment Frame|
|SMF-22MBX||2-Story, 2-Bay Special Moment Frame|
|SMF-2CX||2-Story Special Moment Frame — Uneven Legs|
|SMF-2X||2-Story Special Moment Frame|
|SMF-32MBX||3-Story, 2-Bay Special Moment Frame|
|SMF-3CX||3-Story Special Moment Frame — Uneven Legs|
|SMF-3X||3-Story Special Moment Frame|
|SMF-4CX||4-Story Special Moment Frame — Uneven Legs|
|SMF-4X||4-Story Special Moment Frame|
|SMF-5CX||5-Story Special Moment Frame — Uneven Legs|
|SMF-5X||5-Story Special Moment Frame|
|SMF-6CX||6-Story Special Moment Frame — Uneven Legs|
|SMF-6X||6-Story Special Moment Frame|
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