High Strength Connectors

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Better. Simpler. Lower Cost.

CAST CONNEX® High Strength Connectors™ simplify and improve connections to round hollow structural section (HSS) brace members in seismic-resistant concentrically braced frames.

High Strength Connectors are standardized, capacity-designed brace end connectors that accommodate bolted double-shear connection between round HSS braces and a typical corner gusset plate. By eliminating shear lag in the brace connection and standardizing connection details, use of the connectors vastly simplifies connection design. As the connectors eliminate the need to field weld braces to the frame, they significantly speed erection and reduce the cost of special inspection.

  • Pre-designed and detailed connections dramatically reduce engineering time and effort
  • Modular design minimizes detailing and accelerates fabrication
  • Elimination of field welding reduces the cost of erection and special inspection
  • Rest assured using standardized, code-listed connections [ICC-ES ESR-3031] that meet all of the SCBF / OCBF connection requirements of AISC 341 and the Type MD / LD connection requirements of CSA S16