Expanded range of structural connectors 02 February 2024

Simpson Strong-Tie, a leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has added a medium-capacity option to its line of column caps. Filling the gap between the existing light-duty PCZ/AC post caps and heavy-duty CC/CCQ column caps, the versatile new ACHZ post cap offers a medium to higher level allowable load.

The ACHZ post cap's two-piece design creates an easy connection between a beam and post in new or retrofit residential applications. With medium to high-capacity uplift loads, it delivers a lower-cost alternative to heavy-duty welded caps when the highest loads are not required. The ACHZ allows for field bending for end-beam conditions, providing one connector for both mid-and end-beam conditions.

Two models are available — the ACH4Z and the ACH6Z — for use with 4x and 6x lumber.

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