INTERNATIONAL TRUSS SYSTEMS (Pty) Ltd

PRODUCT CATALOGUE

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INTERNATIONAL TRUSS SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD. Head Office 28 Bisset Road Cnr. Hargan Street Jet Park Boksburg South Africa Tel: +27 (0) 11 397 4441 Fax: +27 (0) 11 397 4929 Cape Town Branch Unit 3, 4 Tedrick Street Kaymore Industrial Stikland Bellville Tel: +27 (0) 21 949 1639 Fax: +27 (0) 21 946 4901 Durban Branch Unit 4, Le Mans House 7 Le Mans Place, Westmead Pinetown, KwaZulu Natal Tel : +27 (0) 31 700 9630 Fax: +27 (0) 31 700 9632 E-Mail Addresses Administration Marketing Engineering Customer Services Cape Town Branch Durban Branch adm@rooftruss.co.za marketing@rooftruss.co.za eng@rooftruss.co.za cust@rooftruss.co.za its.cape@mweb.co.za its@telkomsa.com P.O.Box 25326 Gateway 4321 P.O.Box 1029 Brackenfell 7561 P.O.Box 30456 Jet Park 1469

Product Catalogue Index

TRI-PLATER punched metal connector plates ………………………………………….. TRI-FIXR MINI-HANGERS TRI-FIXR 90° TRUSS HANGERS TRI-FIXR 50 / 80 “U” TYPE HANGERS TRI-FIXR 45° TRUSS HANGERS TRI-FIXR HURRICANE CLIPS TRI-FIXR TRUSS CLIP TRI-FIXR SWING FIX CLIP …………………………………………… …………………………………………… ……………………………………………

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TRI-FIXR STRUCTURAL TIMBER WASHERS …………………………………………….. 14 TRI-FIXR GLIDE SHOE TRI-FIXR BATTEN SPLICES TRI-FIXR ADJUSTABLE POLE HANGERS TRI-FIXR MULTI-PURPOSE BRACKETS TRI-FIXR HEAVY DUTY CLEATS TRI-FIXR TRI-STRAP TRI-NAILR SITE APPLICATION PLATES TRI-FIXR ANTI-SPLIT PLATES TRI-JOISTR METAL WEBS TRI-LUGR SAW HORSE BRACKET 4.5m ROLLER PRESS DOUBLE BLADED WEB SAWS TIMBER SPLICE PRESS …………………………………………….. 15 ……………………………………………... 16 ……………………………………………….17 ……………………………………………….18 ……………………………………………….19 …..………………………………………….. 20 …..………………………………………….. 21 ……………………………………………… 22a …..………………………………………….. 23 ……..……………………………………….. 25 ….............................................................. 26 ……….……………………………………... 27 ……….…………………………………….. 28 ……………….……………………………. 29

to allow limitless flexibility and maximum “user friendliness” to every estimator and Truss Plant Manager. design and manufacture of prefabricated timber roof trusses and has been adapted for South African conditions to comply with all relevant local and International Codes of Practice. International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd policy is to constantly improve all products. Tri-Design 3000R is a “state of the art” STRUCTURAL TIMBER ENGINEERING software package that has been written specifically for desktop computers. a trademark of International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd incorporates over 30 years of International development in the specification. zooms into congested areas. If required. This enormously useful function is ideal for changing the quoted “plan dimension” to actual “site dimensions” once a quote becomes an order. skew and splayed walls makes the ROOF INPUT module an industry leader.INTERNATIONAL TRUSS SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD PRODUCT CATALOGUE TRI-DESIGN 3000R SOFTWARE PACKAGE Tri-Design 3000R software. A library of Standard Shapes and House Types is offered during ROOF INPUT to facilitate unrivalled speed of input on commonly used building shapes. it can also be linked to all major CAD software. It comes complete with its own GENERAL DRAFTING PACKAGE (GDP) thus eliminating the need for expensive “add on” costs of stand alone CAD/CAM systems. truss and girder cutting and plating details as well as over 100 standard bracing and erection details. For further information on the products please contact International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd REVISION 05/2002 PAGE 1 . can simply be plotted or printed onto a single drawing sheet within seconds and without any actual additional draughting work. Any combination of roof plots. information on this document is subject to change without notice. windowing and 3D rotation. Building Regulations and generally accepted methods of “good engineering practice”. Tri-Design 3000R with its powerful features of zoom. to produce output ranging from design calculations to fabrication detailing and costing. from any elevation or angle. enables the user to view the roofscape from all combinations of direction and distance. The user even has the option of building his own hip types. to produce engineering drawings of the highest quality. It offers fully interactive graphical input of modern timber structures and roofs. In line with our policy. 3D views. A mouse driven graphical “query” facility allows effortless checking of correctness of input dimensions on even the most complicated of building shapes and any errors or changes can immediately be corrected using the MOVE NODE facility. irrespective of any particular hip system preference. International Truss System’s attention to technical excellence is borne out in the HIP EDITOR. Advanced features such as block to block building “jump” facilities for separated buildings and any combination of rectilinear. Every single type of hip used in South Africa has been specifically incorporated in the option. with the minimum amount of time and effort.

which is a rapid input/output routine in the truss design module for quoting on standard truss types and load combinations without having to input full roof layouts. Tri-Design 3000R also boasts SUPERCHORD. Tri-PlateR can also be produced in a limited range of sheet steel gauges for differing structural requirements as well as special application steels for highly corrosive environments. Specials and “user defined” sizes can also be input. which tracks either projects. ranging from junior estimators to senior structural engineers. Any combination of loads can be input and the output includes full calculations. to produce useful management and sales statistics and reports.Q. Tri-PlateR is manufactured in a range of sizes that suit the optimisation techniques of our “state of t he art “ computer programme which supports its use.P. In line with our policy. profit and loss forecasting. It also has its place as a management tool in the office of every fabricator or professional p ractice involved in prefabricated timber roof construction through its capabilities of producing a variety of statistical analyses. information on this document is subject to change without notice. This allows rapid comparisons of the cheapest of say 3 truss types. such as attics and top and bottom chord extensions of supported trusses. It is a policy of International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd to ensure that Tri-Design 3000R is constantly developed to remain at the forefront of technology. International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd policy is to constantly improve all products. Tri-Design 3000R also offers SUPERFAST. Tri-Design 3000R comes complete with C. Through many years of development. It has been designed and manufactured in accordance with all the requirements of local and International Codes of Practice and has been tested and approved by the C. testing and user feedback. SUPERCHORD increases the depth of the supporting member through an additional member being plated “in-plane” over the required design bays. stress analysis and deflection criteria. Tri-Design 3000R is externally audited to ensure that our dynamic research and development program and all future improvements and upgrades of the program itself. production management and a comprehensive stock control facility. or any combination of the above. It is as user friendly as possible so as to be an essential tool to a broad spectrum of users.I.S. thus creating a SUPERCHORD. if no ROOF INPUT is required.Tri-Design 3000R incorporates a stand alone BEAM design module that allows the user to design structural timber beams using solid sections. the package has achieved its main aim. or Client Quote Processing System which is a sophisticated but easy to use database. comply with all current and future Codes of Practice and as such is your guarantee of engineering excellence from a professionally directed company. “Superjoist” plated sections or laminated timber Glulam beams. TRI-PLATER PUNCHED METAL CONNECTOR PLATES Tri-PlateR is a highly engineered punched metal connector plate that has been designed and developed for the local prefabricated timber truss industry.S. clients or sales staff. It is a unique feature in the truss design module which optimises timber selection in complex non-standard trusses.R. For further information on the products please contact International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd. REVISION 05/2002 PAGE 2 .

For further information on the products please contact International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd.S. International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd policy is to constantly improve all products. During the development of the Tri-FixR range. Tri-NailR range of plates are specifically produced to offer the benefits of “monoplanar” timber truss manufacture in rural or remote areas where electricity and hydraulically operated equipment is not available. ideas from the four corners of the globe have been evaluated and improved upon and the range of components offers the user unrivalled flexibility in timber connection and support hardware. information on this document is subject to change without notice.R. NO POWER OR MECHANICAL equipment is required. TRI-NAILR SITE APPLICATION PLATES Tri-NailR range of “site application plates” are produced for International Truss Systems (Pty)Ltd in 1mm thick galvanised steel coil to enhance the significant range of Tri-PlateR punched metal connector plates used in prefabricated “factory” manufacture. TRI-MATER Tri-MateR is a fully interactive software package designed specifically to meet the needs of professional practices. Accurate and professional quotations of simple or highly complicated building structures are achieved quickly through user defined formats. The Tri-FixR range of components have been designed and manufactured in accordance with all relevant local Codes of Practice and building regulations and have been tested by the C. REVISION PAGE 05/2002 3 . The full range of Tri-FixR timber connector components are maintained at our depots in Boksburg. The Tri-NailR range of connector plates are fully tested and are supplemented by a comprehensive set of manuals or charts which offer technical guidance in their use and application.I.TRI-FIXR STRUCTURAL TIMBER CONNECTOR COMPONENTS Tri-FixR is a range of newly developed structural timber sundry components that encompass the most commonly used support elements in the design and erection of timber trusses. Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. the operator is able to produce a full library of the specific products. In line with our policy. builders and hardware outlets involved in daily measurement and specification of building projects and materials lists. Through a “user defined “ database. quantities and proportions of materials that go into individual building components. Durban. Tri-MateR can be linked to TRI-DESIGN 3000R to offer unrivalled flexibility in costing out complete building projects. The individual nails are simply driven into the timber using a conventional claw hammer.

Optimisation and on screen editing allows maximum flexibility in producing cost effective and job winning quotations. Tri. to ensure that the highly professional quote is produced. optimisation and costing program developed exclusively by International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd. International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd policy is to constantly improve all products. The Tri. For further information on the products please contact International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd.CeilR is only available to licensed Tri-PlateR fabricators.CeilR program offers the Tri-PlateR fabricator the ultimate flexibility in quick input and fully quantified output of all commonly used ceiling finishes and associated items. Editing of items or changes in client requirements are fully catered for and a simple change of parent ceiling covering produces an immediate change in the take off and costing of all associated fixings and covering materials. REVISION PAGE 05/2002 4 . Tri. In line with our policy. using only "in-stock” items.TRI-CEILR Tri-CeilR is an innovative “industry first” ceiling layout. and as such is a fully interactive program offering the user full flexibility in his choice of materials. information on this document is subject to change without notice. Optimisation of standard lengths or sections is “the name of the game” and the user is able to define any combination of stock items available. costs and layouts.CeilR is a user friendly option in the significant suite of programs offered by International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd.

Area of steel per 25 kg of product used for calculation:3. STEEL SPECIFICATION Steel Grade: ASTM653 SQG 255. information on this document is subject to change without notice.TRI-PLATER PUNCHED METAL CONNECTORS APPLICATION TRI-PLATER punched metal connector plates are designed in strict accordance with local and international codes of practice to provide sound structural timber to timber connections for the prefabricated timber truss and associated industries. FIXING TRI-PLATER punched metal connector plates are either hydraulically pressed or mechanically rolled into the timber joints. and the design ensures an effective spread of design load in the joints with extremely high resistance to “pull out” and metal shear. SAFE WORKING LOADS Design values are available from the I. In line with our policy. PRODUCT CODE See next page. Steel Thickness: 1mm.117 kg/m2. Rolling Tolerance: ± 0. For further information on the products please contact International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd.T. Sizes shown are the standard range. International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd policy is to constantly improve all products. TRI-PLATER punched metal connector plates are manufactured in a range of sizes to provide the most cost effective structural joints in prefabricated timber roof trusses.S. Timber Engineering Consultancy on request. REVISION PAGE 05/2002 5 . we can manufacture other sizes of plates upon request.08 m2. Weight used for calculation purpose: 8.09mm.

TRI-PLATE PUNCHED METAL CONNECTOR PLATES PRODUCT CODE PLATE breadth x length mm x mm 50 x 75 50 x 100 75 x 100 75 x 150 75 x 200 75 x 400 100 x 100 100 x 150 100 x 200 100 x 300 100 x 400 100 x 500 150 x 100 150 x 150 150 x 200 150 x 300 150 x 400 150 x 500 200 x 200 200 x 250 200 x 300 200 x 400 SIZE APPROX PLATES / BOX 821 615 410 274 205 103 308 205 154 103 77 62 205 137 103 68 51 41 77 62 51 38 LENGTHS PER BUNDLE 10 10 10 10 WEIGHT PER BOX TA3 TA4 TB2 TB4 TB6 TB8 TC2 TC4 TC6 TC8 TC9 TC10 TD2 TD4 TD6 TD8 TD9 TD10 TE1 TE2 TE3 TE4 BAR STOCK 25kg 25kg 25kg 25kg 25kg 25kg 25kg 25kg 25kg 25kg 25kg 25kg 25kg 25kg 25kg 25kg 25kg 25kg 25kg 25kg 25kg 25kg WEIGHT PER BUNDLE 9. REVISION PAGE 05/2002 6 . For further information on the products please contact International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd.18kg 18.13kg 12.26kg 24. In line with our policy.35kg TZ1 TZ2 TZ3 TZ4 75 x 1500 100 x 1500 150 x 1500 200 x 1500 International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd policy is to constantly improve all products. information on this document is subject to change without notice.

FIXING TRI-FIXR MINI-HANGERS are designed to be fixed with 32mm galvanised clout nails and 2 6mm bolts. SAFE WORKING LOADS 2. For further information on the products please contact International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd.2kN fully nailed. information on this document is subject to change without notice. PRODUCT CODE UH 10 International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd policy is to constantly improve all products. REVISION PAGE 05/2002 7 . In line with our policy.TRI-FIXR MINI-HANGERS APPLICATION TRI-FIXR MINI-HANGERS are manufactured by International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd to cater for lightly loaded trusses and timber joists.

TRI-FIXR 90° TRUSS HANGERS can also be used for truss or girder to concrete or masonry connections as well as timber joist and rafter supports.8 kN – nailed and bolted using M12 bolts and single sided shear connectors both sides with TRI. SAFE WORKING LOADS 4.TRI-FIXR 90° TRUSS HANGERS APPLICATION TRI-FIXR 90° TRUSS HANGERS are specifically designed to support truss-to-girder and girderto-girder connections in prefabricated timber roof structures.2 kN fully nailed. 5. In line with our policy. information on this document is subject to change without notice. A UNIQUE bottom chord “temporary fixing spike” provides UNRIVALLED ease in installation. or rawl bolts for masonry connections. For further information on the products please contact International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd REVISION PAGE 05/2002 8 .FIXR STRUCTURAL TIMBER WASHERS. PRODUCT CODE UH 12 International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd policy is to constantly improve all products. FIXING TRI-FIXR 90° TRUSS HANGERS are fixed using conventional galvanised clout nails or may be bolted using M12 bolts and TRI-FIXR STRUCTURAL TIMBER WASHERS.

SAFE WORKING LOADS 5. REVISION PAGE 05/2002 9 .TRI-FIXR 50 / 80 “U” TYPE HANGERS APPLICATION TRI-FIXR 50 / 80 “U” TYPE HANGERS are manufactured to cater for 48mm and 76mm widths of prefabricated timber roof trusses. information on this document is subject to change without notice. For further information on the products please contact International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd.3 kN – fully nailed and bolted with 5 x 12mm bolts and with TRI. FIXING TRI-FIXR 50 / 80 “U” TYPE HANGERS are designed to be fixed with 5 X 12mm bolts or fully nailed with 32mm galvanised clout nails. PRODUCT CODE UH 50 / 80 International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd policy is to constantly improve all products. In line with our policy. The UNIQUE design of the TRI-FIXR 50 / 80 “U” TYPE HANGERS features a temporary fixing “spike” as well as adjustable height supporting flanges which significantly improve resistance to hanger rotation.FIXR STRUCTURAL TIMBER WASHERS.

TRI-FIXR 45° TRUSS HANGERS are manufactured with a UNIQUE bottom cord “fixing spike”. which when fully nailed. For further information on the products please contact International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd.TRI-FIXR 45° TRUSS HANGERS APPLICATION TRI-FIXR 45° TRUSS HANGERS are specifically designed to provide structurally adequate support for all 45° hip girder. REVISION PAGE 05/2002 10 . FIXING TRI-FIXR 45° TRUSS HANGERS can be fixed using either conventional galvanised clout nails or 12mm bolts with TRI-FIXR STRUCTURAL TIMBER WASHERS. information on this document is subject to change without notice.bolted using M12 bolts and TRI-FIXR STRUCTURAL TIMBER WASHERS.fully nailed 4. provides additional restraint to the diagonal tension forces common in this type of application. SAFE WORKING LOADS 3kN . hip truss and jack connections. PRODUCT CODE TH 45 L TH 45 R (Left) (Right) International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd policy is to constantly improve all products.5 kN . In line with our policy. These values have been devalued to suit site conditions and tolerances.

FIXING TRI-FIXR HURRICANE CLIPS are fixed with 10 x 32mm galvanised clout nails.TRI-FIXR HURRICANE CLIPS APPLICATION TRI-FIXR HURRICANE CLIPS are designed for general timber connections. truss rafters to wall plates. For further information on the products please contact International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd. Common applications are purlins to trusses. bracing. REVISION PAGE 05/2002 11 . information on this document is subject to change without notice. A unique temporary fixing “spike” is provided to facilitate easy temporary installation (prior to nailing). where the members cross each other or meet at 90° angles. SAFE WORKING LOADS 1. fixing and even light weight joist connections. In line with our policy.5 fully nailed (per clip) PRODUCT CODE HCL 1 (Left) HCR 1 (Right) International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd policy is to constantly improve all products.

bracing etc. The TRIFIXR TRUSS CLIPS are particularly useful as additional means of fixing trusses to the wall plates where hoop irons have been misaligned. PRODUCT CODE TC01 International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd policy is to constantly improve all products.TRI-FIXR TRUSS CLIPS APPLICATION The TRI-FIXR TRUSS CLIP is designed as a general purpose connector where members cross each other at right angles. REVISION PAGE 05/2002 12 . For further information on the products please contact International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd. or alternatively with nails in all holes and slots for full fixity. TRUSS CLIPS may be used to provide transverse restraint to trusses over non-load bearing internal walls without restricting vertical movement due to loading of roof. Common applications include purlins to rafters. information on this document is subject to change without notice. where allowance for vertical movement is required. TRI-FIXR TRUSS CLIPS can also be used in shelf support details on top chord bracing to connect the “blocking piece” to the trusses without having to use a hurricane clip. FIXING TRI-FIXR TRUSS CLIPS are fixed with 7 x 32mm galvanised clout nails in the base and with 32mm galvanised clout nails in the slotted holes. In line with our policy.

In line with our policy. In addition.5 kN 2.7 kN 1. It provides positive anchorage against uplift and lateral loads. SAFE WORKING LOADS 1 SWING FIX CLIP and 1 x 125mm nail 2 SWING FIX CLIPS and 1 x 125mm nail 4 SWING FIX CLIPS and 1 x 125mm nail 2 SWING FIX CLIPS and 2 TRI-FIXR HURRICANE CLIPS 0. FIXING The TRI-FIXR SWING FIX CLIPS offer substantial time and labour saving over similar devices. For further information on the products please contact International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd. In overhang areas two pairs of SWING FIX CLIPS (4) are recommended due to higher wind uplift forces. The SWING FIX spikes are simply hammered home using a conventional claw hammer. The recommended application is a minimum of one SWING FIX CLIP and one 125mm wire nail driven vertically at each purlin/rafter connection. Comparative tests conducted by the SABS show that the average uplift resistance of the SWING FIX CLIP assembly is nearly twice that of the conventional nailing with skew nails.3 kN 2.5 kN PRODUCT CODE SF01 International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd policy is to constantly improve all products.TRI-FIXR SWING FIX: PURLIN TO RAFTER CONNECTOR APPLICATION The TRI-FIXR SWING FIX CLIP is designed for fixing 38 x 76/50 x 76/76 x 76 purlins in an upright or sideways position to beams or trusses. REVISION PAGE 05/2002 13 . two SWING FIX CLIPS and one 125mm nail must be used in braced bays. information on this document is subject to change without notice.

FIXING 2 TRI-FIXR STRUCTURAL TIMBER WASHERS should be used for every 12mm bolted connection. REVISION PAGE 05/2002 14 . In line with our policy. For further information on the products please contact International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd.TRI-FIXR STRUCTURAL TIMBER WASHERS APPLICATION TRI-FIXR STRUCTURAL TIMBER WASHERS are manufactured by International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd to meet the requirements of SABS 0163 and SABS 0243 which require that all multiple ply girders are bolted together at the node points. information on this document is subject to change without notice. TRI-FIXR STRUCTURAL TIMBER WASHERS should also be used in all other applications that require bolts such as topchord bracing shelf to wallplate support connections and the addition of “scab” members to highly stressed bays. PRODUCT CODE SW01 International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd policy is to constantly improve all products.

E. For further information on the products please contact International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd. FIXING The TRI-FIXR GLIDE SHOE “base” is simply hammered into the wall plate at the appropriate truss spacings to ensure fixity of the base. REVISION PAGE 05/2002 15 . The “runner” then glides on the P. strip which is bonded to the “base”. whilst providing free lateral movement and vertical restraint to ensure structural stability. PRODUCT CODE GS01 International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd policy is to constantly improve all products.TRI-FIXR GLIDE SHOE APPLICATION TRI-FIXR GLIDE SHOE has been specifically designed to cater for the specific requirements of scissors and top chord supported trusses. whilst providing the ultimate in ease of installation. In line with our policy. For the characteristic horizontal deflection of more than 25mm trusses are easily and safely catered for. information on this document is subject to change without notice. TRI-NAILR SITE APPLICATION PLATE “runner” is then hammered into the underside of the supported chord at the appropriate bearing point.F.T.

In line with our policy.TRI-FIXR BATTEN SPLICE APPLICATION TRI-FIXR BATTEN SPLICES are specifically manufactured by International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd to provide sound structural connections for battens and purlins. TRI-FIXR BATTEN SPLICES are manufactured in 32 x 150 size to meet all the requirements of commonly used truss spacings and batten sizes. PRODUCT CODE BS02 International Truss Systems (Pty)Ltd policy is to constantly improve all products. information on this document is subject to change without notice. They are designed for use in converting “shorts” to “longs” and for the recovery of waste and off cuts in a factory environment. REVISION PAGE 05/2002 16 . and are SABS approved. FIXING TRI-FIXR BATTEN SPLICES are either pressed home using hydraulic presses or mechanically rolled in after temporary placing with a claw hammer. For further information on the products please contact International Truss Systems (Pty)Ltd.

PRODUCT CODE PH01 International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd policy is to constantly improve all products. attractive fixing for a gum pole with a diameter of 100mm to 150mm.T. FIXING TRI-FIXR ADJUSTABLE POLE HANGERS are designed to be fixed to the supporting structure with 2 x 10mm bolts and nail holes are provided in the supporting legs to restrain the pole.TRI-FIXR ADJUSTABLE POLE HANGERS APPLICATION TRI-FIXR ADJUSTABLE POLE HANGERS are manufactured to provide a sound. REVISION PAGE 05/2002 17 . SAFE WORKING LOADS Safe working loads will depend upon the size of bolt and the supporting material i. information on this document is subject to change without notice.S.e. For further information on the products please contact International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd. Safe working loads should be determined by an engineer or designs can be made available upon written request from the I. concrete masonry. In line with our policy. timber. Timber Engineering Consultancy.

Y.10 and 12mm bolts depending upon the application and type of bracket used.W.1 (mm) 8 10 12 Safe working loads (S.1 2.9 1.1 2.W. market.0 1.L.5 2.) will depend on the application.I. information on this document is subject to change without notice. International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd policy is to constantly improve all products.) PER BOLT (kN) GRADE OF TIMBER 4&5 // to grain to grain 1. The following table extracted from SABS 0163 is given for reference and all structures with high risk factor should be checked by a Professional Engineer. The International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd Timber Engineering Consultancy can provide designs on written request. SAFE WORKING LOADS NOMINAL BOLT DIAMETER BASIC FORCE (S.L.TRI-FIXR MULTI-PURPOSE BRACKETS APPLICATION TRI-FIXR MULTI-PURPOSE BRACKETS are manufactured by International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd to meet the needs of the D. They are specifically designed for a wide range of applications in the structural timber market and general building industry.4 3.7 1. REVISION PAGE 05/2002 18 .7 6&7 // to grain to grain 2.3 2. type of bracket and size of bolt used. FIXING TRI-FIXR MULTI-PURPOSE BRACKETS are designed to be fixed with 8. For further information on the products please contact International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd. In line with our policy.0 8 and above // to grain to grain 1.

V12) International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd policy is to constantly improve all products. In line with our policy.W. SAFE WORKING LOADS PRODUCT CODE HDC 1 HDC 2 HDC 3 HDC 4 H45º V5 P2 H45º V8 P2 H45º V12 P2 UNIT WEIGHT (kg) 2.V8. Every cleat is manufactured with holes in the horizontal leg to ensure the correct and safe installation of timber blocking pieces to provide adequate lateral restraint to the connection.1 4.5 S.L. FIXING TRI-FIXR HEAVY DUTY CLEATS are designed to be used with 12mm diameter bolts and TRIFIXR STRUCTURAL TIMBER WASHERS on the back face.04.6 4.TRI-FIXR HEAVY DUTY CLEATS APPLICATION TRI-FIXR HEAVY DUTY CLEATS are manufactured exclusively by International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd to offer a cost effective and professionally engineered solution for the support requirements of the timber roof truss industry. For further information on the products please contact International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd.03.02. H45+ (V5. information on this document is subject to change without notice. REVISION PAGE 05/2002 19 . Support requirements for heavier loads can be designed and supplied by International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd when required. IN kN GRADE 4 7 16 20 30 16 25 37 MINIMUM VERTICAL WEB SIZE 111 111 149 PRODUCT CODE HDC 01.5 3.

PRODUCT CODE TS01 International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd policy is to constantly improve all products. In line with our policy. information on this document is subject to change without notice. REVISION PAGE 05/2002 20 . FIXING TRI-FIXR TRI-STRAP is produced with a row of centrally punched holes for quick and easily nailed connections to the timber structure whilst maximising edge distance and the associated failures of “edge tearing” in thin material.W. For further information on the products please contact International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd. Cross bracing of timber frame housing.TRI-FIXR TRI-STRAP APPLICATION TRI-FIXR TRI-STRAP is a pre-punched galvanised coil strip which is used in a variety of holding down. TRI-FIXR TRI-STRAP is unique in that it has a 7mm diameter hole every 100mm to accommodate a 6mm bolt for positive long-term tension and minimum creep or slip. roofs and garage doors. Truss to girder or girder to girder web tie connections. Attic bracing where conventional timber bracing interferes in the roof space.L) of 3. SAFE WORKING LOADS TRI-FIXR TRI-STRAP has a Safe Working Load (S. tieing and bracing applications. 3.8 kN. Its most common applications are: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) Holding down strap either built in or bolted to walls and beams at truss heel/wallplate intersections. Rafter and gum pole structure bracing and ties.5mm diameter nail holes are provided at 25mm centres for alternate strap to timber connections.

REVISION PAGE 05/2002 21 .T. Timber Engineering Consultancy. information on this document is subject to change without notice. International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd policy is to constantly improve all products.I. For further information on the products please contact International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd. (Pty) Ltd Technical Reference Manual – THE USE AND APPLICATION OF TRI-NAIL SITE APPLICATION PLATES. The individual nails are simply driven into the timber using a conventional claw hammer and in strict accordance with the guidelines and specifications given in the I.S. Specially prepared charts giving load/span/truss tables are also available on request. The TRI-NAILR range of SITE APPLICATION PLATES are specifically produced to offer the benefits of “monoplanar” timber truss manufacture in rural or remote areas where electricity and hydraulically operated equipment is not available.S. SAFE WORKING LOADS TRI-FIXR SITE APPLICATION PLATES have been fully tested by the C. FIXING NO POWER or MECHANICAL equipment is needed. and full design information is available from the I.R.TRI-NAILR SITE APPLICATION PLATES APPLICATION TRI-NAILR SITE APPLICATION PLATES are manufactured by International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd in 1mm galvanised steel coil to enhance the significant range of TRI-PLATER punched metal connector plates used in prefabricated “factory” manufacture.T.S. In line with our policy. PRODUCT CODE See next page.

REVISION PAGE 05/2002 22 . International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd policy is to constantly improve all products.TRI-NAIL RANGE OF 1mm SITE APPLICATION PLATES PRODUCT CODE PLATE SIZE APPROX NO. PER BOX 648 389 324 216 185 324 194 162 121 97 130 108 81 65 50 TNA 1 TNA 2 TNA5 TNA6 TNA7 TNB 1 TNB 2 TNB 3 TNB 4 TNB 5 TNC 1 TNC 2 TNC 3 TNC 4 TNC 5 50 x 96 mm 50 x 160 mm 75 x 128 mm 75 x 192 mm 75 x 224 mm 100 x 96 mm 100 x 160 mm 100 x 192 mm 100 x 256 mm 100 x 320 mm 150 x 160 mm 150 x 192 mm 150 x 256 mm 150 x 320 mm 150 x 416 mm TRI-NAIL is packed in 25kg boxes. information on this document is subject to change without notice. In line with our policy. For further information on the products please contact International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd.

Rolling Tolerance: ± 0. In line with our policy. PRODUCT CODE See next page.09mm. Weight used for calculation purpose: 9.Tri-Fix® Anti-Split Plates for timber boards and poles APPLICATION TRI-FIXR ANTI-SPLIT PLATES for timber boards and poles are designed for easy insertion into end grain of timber. STEEL SPECIFICATION Steel Thickness: 1. FIXING TRI-FIXR Anti-Split punched metal plates are either hydraulically pressed or hammered into the timber or pole ends. Sizes shown are the standard range. For further information on the products please contact International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd.7404 kg/m2. REVISION 07/2005 PAGE 22a . TRI-FIXR Anti-Split punched metal plates are manufactured in a range of sizes to provide the most cost effective cover area.5664 m2. International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd policy is to constantly improve all products. Anti-Split plates provide an extremely high resistance to “pull out”. Area of steel per 25 kg of product used for calculation: 2.2mm. Anti-Split plates will provide maximum protection against end splitting of timber. we can manufacture other sizes of plates upon request. information on this document is subject to change without notice.

mm 45-54 38x114 38x152 38x152 38x228 38x228 50-75 75-100 75-100 50x152 50x200 50x228 100-125 125-150 125-175 150-200 175-225 200-225 200-250 200-275 Approx. PAGE 22b 07/2005 . SANS 457 and 1288 require coverage of 35% of cross sectional area on pole ends. information on this document is subject to change without notice. TRI-FIX® Anti-Split punched metal plates Code Plate size Timber boards mm For Use Pole diam. qty Per box mm ASA1 ASA2 ASA3 ASA4 ASA5 ASA6 ASB1 ASB2 ASB3 ASB4 ASB5 ASB6 ASC1 ASC2 ASD1 ASD2 ASD3 ASD4 ASE1 ASE2 20x40 20x100 20x120 20x140 20x180 20x200 40x40 40x60 40x80 40x100 40x180 40x200 80x60 80x80 120x80 120x100 120x120 120x160 140x120 140x140 3208 1283 1069 917 713 642 1604 1069 802 642 356 321 535 401 267 214 178 134 153 131 NB. For further information on the products please contact International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd. International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd policy is to constantly improve all products. In line with our policy.2mm thk. All nails to be fully embedded into poles and timber boards and restricted to one plate per end.1.

International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd policy is to constantly improve all products. For further information on the products please contact International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd. In line with our policy. REVISION PAGE 05/2002 23 .TRI .JOIST APPLICATION TRI-JOISTR METAL WEBS are manufactured from galvanised steel coil and can be powder coated in various colours to suit special requirements. information on this document is subject to change without notice.

For further information on the products please contact International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd.Right International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd policy is to constantly improve all products. In line with our policy.TRI-JOIST Range of Metal Webs PRODUCT CODE O / A DEPTH OF WEB EFFECTIVE DEPTH TJ 100V TJ 100HL TJ 100HR TJ 150V TJ 150HL TJ 150HR TJ 200V TJ 200HL TJ 200HR TJ 300V TJ 300HL TJ 300HR TJ 325V TJ 325HL TJ 325HR 197 197 197 229 229 229 279 279 279 356 356 356 396 396 396 125 125 125 157 157 157 207 207 207 284 284 284 324 324 324 V = Full Web HL = Half Web – Left HR = Half Web . REVISION PAGE 05/2002 24 . information on this document is subject to change without notice.

In line with our policy. brickwork to concrete or steel columns. PRODUCT CODE TL 01 International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd policy is to constantly improve all products. TRI-LUG is used to anchor FIXING TRI-LUG is shot fixed with 3.6mm galvanised steel coil. when fixed to the surface of a structure.7mm diameter pins into either steel or concrete. For further information on the products please contact International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd REVISION PAGE 05/2002 25 . information on this document is subject to change without notice. It may also be cast during construction.TRI-LUG APPLICATION TRI-LUGR is manufactured from 1.

Saw Horse Bracket APPLICATION Utilise this patented product to manufacture timber trestles for a wide variety of uses ranging from scaffold support trestles to modern desks. FIXING Timber is inserted into the bracket and secured into position by using a hammer to tap on the built in claws causing them to bite into the timber. For further information on the products please contact International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd REVISION PAGE 10/2002 26 . Using 36 x 114 timbers and a hammer you can manufacture a trestle within minutes. PRODUCT CODE SHB01 International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd policy is to constantly improve all products. information on this document is subject to change without notice. In line with our policy.

Maximum throat depth 150mm ( Can be modified to users specifications). information on this document is subject to change without notice. For further information on the products please contact International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd.5 meter Roller APPLICATION The roller is used in the rolling in of Tri-Plates in the manufacturing of trusses. SPECIFICATION Dimensions – Length / Width / Height = 5. International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd policy is to constantly improve all products. In line with our policy. Maximum throat width – 4. REVISION PAGE 09/2004 27 . Electrical power requirements – 3 Phase – 380 Volts – 15 Amp.5m. Forward reverse switch.6m / 1m / 1.5m. This equipment is free of maintenance and has proved to be the most popular and widely used truss making press. It is very simple in its operation and is fitted with all the required safety switches and guards.4. Weight 3500Kg.

750mm Blade Diameter . Weight – 1500 Kg. The unique easy set / release clamps allows the quickest time change between blade angle settings. Weight – 800 Kg. REVISION PAGE 10/2002 28 .450mm / 750mm Double Bladed Web Saw APPLICATION Easy to set – easy to use double bladed web saw. Cutting capacity of 22 pieces of 38mm wide timber per single bed travel. 450mm Blade Diameter .Specification 2 x 450mm diameter blades.Specification We also manufacture a 750mm double blade web saw to allow cutting of long scarf cuts into 225 deep timber. information on this document is subject to change without notice. Floor space requirement – 4m x 6m. Timber bed length – 6 meter. It has a 6-meter timber bed. which facilitates the cutting of webs as well as top and bottom chords. Timber bed length – 6 meter. 380 Volt. 380 Volt. 20 Amp. 35 Amp. International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd policy is to constantly improve all products. Cutting capacity of 22 pieces of 38mm wide timber per single bed travel. In line with our policy. Electrical requirements – 3 Phase. Electrical requirements – 3 Phase. For further information on the products please contact International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd. 2 x 750mm diameter blades.

Electrical requirements – 3 Phase. 15Amp. 380 Volt.( 220Volt -15 Amp Model also available) International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd policy is to constantly improve all products. For further information on the products please contact International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd. In line with our policy. Weight – 500 Kg.Timber Splice Press APPLICATION Versatile mobile single press head – can be utilized as splice press or stand alone press head. REVISION PAGE 07/2004 29 . information on this document is subject to change without notice. Ideal for top / bottom chord and batten splicing. Specification Solid base – 2 safety switches.

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