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MTS Medium Twist Strap

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Twist Straps

This product's information may differ depending on the category of use. You are currently viewing details related to Twist Straps. You can also view product information related to the categories of: Roof Truss and Rafter Connectors, Ties, and Straps for Cold-Formed Steel Construction, Strong-Rod® URS Components

The MTS provides a tension connection between two members. This economical twist strap resists moderate uplift loads at the rafter or heel of a truss. The MTS has a small bend section to reduce interference at the transition points between the two members.

Key Features

  • Available with the bend reversed
  • Straps do not need to be wrapped over the truss to achieve the allowable load
  • Versatile with many lengths offered to fit the specific application

Material

  • 16 gauge

Finish

  • Galvanized. Some products available in stainless steel and ZMAX®; see Corrosion Information.

Installation

  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes.
  • Available with the bend reversed. Specify "-REV" after the model number, such as MTS16-REV.

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Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
Model No. Thickness (mil) Ga. L (in.) Coating/Material Packaging Qty.
MTS12 54 16 12 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
MTS12-REV 54 16 12 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
MTS12Z 54 16 12 ZMAX® 1
MTS16 54 16 16 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
MTS16-REV 54 16 16 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
MTS16Z 54 16 16 ZMAX® 1
MTS18 54 16 18 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
MTS18-REV 54 16 18 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
MTS20 54 16 20 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
MTS20-REV 54 16 20 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
MTS20SS 54 16 20 Stainless Steel 1
MTS20Z 54 16 20 ZMAX® 1
MTS24C 54 16 24 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
MTS24C-REV 54 16 24 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
MTS30 54 16 30 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
MTS30C 54 16 30 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
MTS30C-REV 54 16 30 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
MTS30-REV 54 16 30 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
MTS30Z 54 16 30 ZMAX® 1

Load Tables

Load Values with Nails

    These products are available with additional corrosion protection. Additional products on this page may also be available with this option, check with Simpson Strong-Tie for details.

    For stainless-steel fasteners, see Fastener Types and Sizes Specified for Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors.

    Many of these products are approved for installation with Strong-Drive® SD Connector screws.

LTS/MTS/HTS Twist Straps Load Table
  1. See General Notes for Straps and Ties.
  2. MTS16 through MTS30 have additional nail holes.
  3. All straps except the MTS30 have the twist in the center of the strap.
  4. Twist straps do not need to be wrapped over the truss to achieve the allowable load.
  5. May be installed on the inside face of the stud.
  6. Allowable lateral loads are F1 = 75 lb. and F2 = 125 lb. when the following installation requirements are met. The first seven nail holes on each side of the bend must be filled with 0.148" x 1 1/2" minimum nails. All additional fasteners may be installed in any remaining strap holes.
  7. Fasteners: Nail dimensions in the table are listed diameter by length. For additional information, see Fastener Types and Sizes Specified for Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors.
Load Values with Strong-Drive® SD Connector Screws
Model No. Fasteners (Total) Allowable TensionLoads (DF/SP) Allowable TensionLoads (SPF/HF)
(160) (160)

    These products are available with additional corrosion protection. Additional products on this page may also be available with this option, check with Simpson Strong-Tie for details.

MTS12 14-SD9112 870 750
MTS16 14-SD9112 870 750
MTS20 14-SD9112 940 810

Code Reports & Compliance

Drawings

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