PLC3 - Bypass Slab Slide Clip

The PLC3 bypass slab slide clip secures the bypass curtain wall stud to the building structure, allowing for vertical deflection while maintaining lateral rigidity.

The insert is attached to the clip making installation quick, easy, and efficient. Clips come packaged in durable buckets for convenient handling on the jobsite. 

Features & Benefits

  • Insert allows for 2” total vertical deflection
  • Loads based on #12 screws
         - Screws are provided
  • Large insert piece for easy installation
  • Pre-punched guide holes
  • Transfers horizontal load into structure
  • Maintains lateral rigidity
  • Eliminates bridging within 12” of support connection

Material Composition

  • Mill certified steel 
  • ASTM A653/A653M 
  • Clip
       - 68 mil material thickness
       - 57 ksi yield strength
       - 65 ksi tensile strength
       - G90 galvanized coating
  • Insert
       - 86 mil material thickness
       - 57 ksi yield strength
       - 65 ksi tensile strength
       - G90 galvanized coating
 

Allowable Loads

Part No. Stud Thickness F1 Allowable Loads (lbs)
Mils Gauge Fy (ksi) 2 #12 Screws 3 #12 Screws

PLC3
350
550
750

33EQS 20 57 429 643
33 20 33 377 565
43EQS 18 57 677 1015
43 18 33 561 841
54 16 50 1139 1620
68 14 50 1610 1620
97 12 50 1620 1620
118 10 50 1620 1620
Maximum Allowable Clip Load 1620 1620

 

Part No. Stud Thickness F1 Allowable Loads (lbs)
Mils Gauge Fy (ksi) 2 #12 Screws 3 #12 Screws
PLC3
950
1150
33EQS 20 57 429 643
33 20 33 377 565
43EQS 18 57 677 930
43 18 33 561 841
54 16 50 930 930
68 14 50 930 930
97 12 50 930 930
118 10 50 930 930
Maximum Allowable Clip Load 930 930

Table Notes

  1. Allowable loads have not been increased for wind, seismic activity, or other factors.
  2. The allowable loads are based on the steel properties of the members being connected, per AISI S100.
  3. The nominal strength of the screw must be at least 3.75 times the allowable loads.
  4. Penetration of screws through joined materials should not be less than three exposed threads. Install and tighten screws in accordance with the screw manufacturer's recommendations.
  5. Screw shear capacities are based on allowable strength design (ASD) and include a safety factor of 3.0.
  6. Allowable loads indicated on the table(s) are for force in single direction only. The designer shall use the combined forces check as required by AISI S100 if more than one force is applied to the connection.
  7. The designer shall check the bending in the short leg of clip.
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Quantity / Order Information

Part No. Width Qty / Bucket Lbs / Bucket
PLC3-350 3 ½" 75 52
PLC3-550 5 ½" 50 46
PLC3-750 7 ½" 35 41
PLC3-950 9 ½" 35 49
PLC3-1150 11 ½" 35 57

All PLC3 clips include insert. Additional lengths available upon request.