The cold-roll channel is installed through the stud punch-outs perpendicular to the framing, at pre-determined spacing along the height of the wall. Once the channel is positioned horizontally within the wall cavity, a method of securing the channel to each individual stud will be selected according to the design criteria for the assembly.
Typically, positive attachment is achieved through welding or by using angle clips and screws. The Kwik-Bridge Punch System serves as an alternative method of achieving positive attachment of the cold-rolled channel to the steel stud.
Features and Benefits
- Eliminates use of clip angles, bridging clips, and welding
- No pre-determined stud layout required
- Faster installation saving up to 40% in combined labor and material costs
- Bend tabs to 90° and attach cold roll channel
- Mill certified steel
- ASTM A653/A653M
- Available mil thicknesses
– 18, 20EQ, 30EQD, 33EQS, 43EQS, 30, 33, 43, and 54
– Not available in 25EQ, 68, 97, or 118
- Available web widths
– 3 ½”, 3 ⅝”, 4″, 5 ½”, and 6″
– Not available in 1 ⅝” or 2 ½” web widths
– Not recommended for 8″ or greater web widths
- 30EQ mil: 57 ksi
- 30, 33, 43 mil: 33 ksi
- 54, 68 mil: 57 ksi
- D20, 30EQ, 30: G40 hot-dipped galvanized coating
- 33EQD, 33EQS, 43EQS, 33, 43, 54 mil: G60 hot-dipped galvanized coating
Kwik-Bridge Punch System uses the standard SSMA/SSFSA nomenclature, but adds a letter “K” at the end of the product identification. Follow example when ordering your studs with Kwik-Bridge Punch System.