PLC4 - Bypass Slab Slide Clip

The PLC4 Bypass Clip is a premium option for bypass curtain wall connections. The PLC4’s advanced design provides secure attachment to the main building structure while allowing seamless vertical deflection. The bypass clip has multiple features specifically designed to improve the user experience.

Features & Benefits

The PLC4 Bypass Clip has been engineered to provide the greatest allowable loads in the industry. The clip was designed with contractor input to be user-friendly and save labor. The following features help make this product the leader in the industry.

Premium Produ​ct

  • Quicker installation (custom screws)
  • Safer material handling (chamfered corners)
  • Increased load capacity

Material Composition

Clip Compositio​n

  • 68 mil (14 ga.) steel thickness
    • 57 ksi yield strength
    • 65 ksi tensile strength
    • G90 galvanized coating
  • ASTM A653/A653M

Custom Screw C​omposition

  • ASTM C1513
  • C 1022 case hardened steel
  • Zinc plated coating
    • 1000 hours salt spray life
    • Exceeds standard screw life by over 10X
  PLC4 Bypass Slide Clip

 

Allowable Loads

Part No. Stud Thickness F1 Allowable Loads (lbs) 2 #14 Screws
Mils Gauge Fy (ksi) Tension (lbs) Compression (lbs)

PLC4
350

33EQS 20 57 485 510
33 20 33 485 510
43EQS 18 57 601 621
43 18 33 601 621
54 16 50 928 935
68 14 50 1242 1086
97 12 50 1242 1086
118 10 50 1242 1086
Maximum Allowable Clip Load 1242 1086

 

Part No. Stud Thickness F1 Allowable Loads (lbs) 2 #14 Screws F1 Allowable Loads (lbs) 3 #14 Screws
Mils Gauge Fy (ksi) Tension Compression Tension Compression

PLC4
550
750
950

33EQS 20 57 485 510 738 784
33 20 33 485 510 738 784
43EQS 18 57 601 621 950 1006
43 18 33 601 621 950 1006
54 16 50 928 935 1367 1411
68 14 50 1242 1086 1480 1986
97 12 50 1242 1086 1480 1936
118 10 50 1242 1086 1480 1936
Maximum Allowable Clip Load 1242 1086 1480 1936

Table Notes

  1. SCAFCO proprietary #14 shouldered screws described in section 3.2.2 of IAPMO ER 0494 must be used for allowable loads.
  2. Allowable loads are minimum of: ASD Allowable loads from testing, and 1/8” relative deflection service limit.
  3. Reference figure to the right for F1 Load direction and definition.
  4. Number of screws shall be designated by design professional to meet loading conditions.
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Quantity / Order Information

Part No. Width Qty / Bucket Lbs / Bucket
PLC4-350 3 ½" 35 19
PLC4-550 5 ½" 35 26
PLC4-750 7 ½" 35 34
PLC4-950 9 ½" 25 30

All PLC4 clips include shouldered screws. Additional lengths available upon request.