AS - Load-Bearing Secure Strut

The load-bearing secure strut (AS) is used in various applications but most commonly to connect an exterior wall stud that bypasses the building structure through the use of a 90° angle strut. The AS is designed to resist compression loads and axial tension. It may be attached to the structure with either an approved fastener or a weld, depending on the material properties of the structure and the proposed design. 

Features

  • Available in a variety of different lengths for all requirements and construction tolerances
  • Replaces the expensive traditional method of bracing
  • Used in a variety of different applications
  • Produced from thicker steel to improve welded attachments
  • Manufactured from mill-certified 57 ksi steel

Material Composition

  • ASTM A653/A653M
  • Material thickness: 68 mil
  • Yield strength: 57 ksi
  • G90 galvanized coating 

Allowable Loads

Model No. Stud Thickness Yield Strength
  (ksi)
Allowable Loads (lbs) 
Mils Gauge F1
2 #10 Screws
F1
4 #10 Screws
F1
6 #10 Screws
F1
8 #10 Screws
AS 33 20 33 354 708 1068 1416
43 18 33 526 1052 1578 2104
54 16 50 740 1480 2220 2960
68 14 50 1046 2092 3138 4184
97 12 50 1046 2092 3138 4184

Screw shear values are based on the SSMA Screw Table with the following notes:

  1. The allowable loads are based on the steel properties of the members being connected, per NASPEC with 2004 supplements.
  2. The nominal strength of the screw must be at least 3.75 times the allowable loads.
  3. Values include a 3.0 factor of safety.
  4. Penetration of screws through joined materials should not be less than 3 exposed threads. Screws should be installed and tightened in accordance with the screw manufacturer’s recommendations.
  5. Allowable loads indicated on the table(s) are for force in single direction only. If more than one force is applied to the connection, the designer shall provide the combined forces check as required by NASPEC with 2004 supplements.
  6. It is the responsibility of the designer to check the bending in the short leg of this clip.
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Quantity / Order Information

Model No. Width Qty
/Bucket
Lbs
/Bucket
Buckets
/Skid
Lbs
/Skid
AS800 8” 75 53 40 2160
AS1000 10” 50 45 40 1840
AS1200 12” 50 55 40 2240
AS1500 15” 35 48 40 1960
AS2000 20” - - - -
AS2400 24” - - - -