CDBS Introduces New Drift FastClip for Exterior Curtain Walls

May 15th, 2017 - West Chester, Ohio – ClarkDietrich Building Systems today announced the addition of the new Drift FastClip Slide Clip to its industry-leading lineup of clip and connection products. Available in both 14 and 12 gauge, Drift FastClip™ attaches exterior curtain-wall studs to the building structure, while allowing for both vertical and lateral movement.

“Drift FastClip adds to the breadth of our already extensive clip and connector offering, and with our Clip Express delivery service, clips can be delivered to the jobsite the very next day,” said Brett Hironimus, Clip Express Sales Manager, ClarkDietrich Building Systems. “From product selection, to technical inquiries, we have a team of professionals dedicated to providing customers with the products, pricing and quantities needed to keep projects moving.” 

FastClip Deflection Screws are included with each clip for attachment to the wall studs. These connectors allow for 2” (1” up and down) vertical deflection, while the 14-gauge bushing provide 2” lateral deflection (1” left and right). ClarkDietrich deflection clips include the company’s proprietary FastClip fastener that has been specifically designed to provide friction-free deflection. These fasteners eliminate drag, binding or resistance that can often occur with common fasteners.

Drift FastClip meets ASTM A653 and ASTM A1003 standards and is available nationwide via ClarkDietrich Clip Express. Clip Express is a single source for the industry’s widest and most cost-effective array of rigid, deflection, bridging, and general-purpose clips, connectors, supports and framing hardware for commercial and residential light-gauge steel framing.