Flat Tail™ Slide Clip (FTSC)

Allows for vertical building movement and provides up to 3" of horizontal standoff

ClarkDietrich Flat Tail™ Slide Clip is used to attach exterior curtain-wall studs (3-5/8” - 8” widths) to the building structure and provides for vertical building movement independent of the cold-formed steel framing. A Flat Tail Slide Clip provides variable standoff and eliminates the need for shims or additional framing components. The Flat Tail Slide Clip fastens to the floor/ceiling beam and is  secured to the stud with FastClip Deflection Screws. The clip restricts lateral movement, but enables the building structure to move vertically.

  • Quick installation.
  • Provides up to 3” of horizontal standoff.
  • Vertical movement up to 2-1/4” (1-1/8” up and 1-1/8” down).
  • FastClip™ Deflection Screws (included) provide frictionless slip connection.
  • One clip accommodates all stud flanges.


Product Data & Ordering Information

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Product Code Gauge Mils Design Thickness (in) Stud Width



FTSC 10 118 0.1242 3-5/8 - 8 25



Connection to the building can be made with screws, powder-actuated fasteners, Tapcons or by welding. Mechanical fasteners shall be located in the pilot holes. Three FastClip Deflection Screws are used to attach the clip to the cold-formed steel framing. Screws shall be driven through the slotted holes and positioned to allow for appropriate building deflections.


FastClip™ deflection screws

Many of the ClarkDietrich deflection clips include our 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.


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