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Fast-Fit Technical, Installation and Loading Information

The information below will help you to understand the technical capabilities of the Fast-Fit I-beam connection system. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us directly using the contact form or phone number at the top of this page.

Technical Data

Product Code Bolt Diameter Bolt Grade Bolt Length (in.)   Overall size     (in.) Flange thickness
(in.)

Flange Width (in.)

Tightening Torque
(ft lb)
Tensile SWL (lbs) (per 4 bolts) Friction SWL (lbs) (per 4 bolts)
BCFF16 M16 (5/8") 8.8 5 13 3/4 x 13 3/4 1/8 to 1 2 1/2 to 7 1/2 110 4763 1142

Factor of Safety

The above loading data has a 5 to 1 Factor of Safety.

Achievable Angles

The Fast Fit system is designed to allow sections of different widths to be connected at varying angles. The table below provides information on what angles can be achieved.

Fast-Fit Angle Diagram

Flange Width

Top Section

2.5" 3.0" 3.5" 4.0" 4.5" 5.0" 5.5" 6.0" 6.5" 7.0" 7.5"
Bottom Section 2.5" 45 45 50 50 50 55 55 60 65 70 75
3.0" 45 45 50 50 50 55 55 60 65 70 75
3.5" 50 50 50 50 55 55 55 55 65 70 75
4.0" 50 50 50 50 55 55 55 55 65 70 75
4.5" 50 50 50 50 50 55 55 55 65 70 75
5.0" 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 65 70 75
5.5" 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 60 65 70 75
6.0" 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 65 65 70 75
6.5" 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 70 75
7.0" 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 75 75
7.5" 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 80

Installation

This short installation video will show you how quickly and easily the Fast-Fit I-beam connection can be installed.

Installation Instructions

The Fast Fit system can be fully installed in under 5 minutes which saves time compared to traditional welding or drilling methods. Following the steps below will give a fully guaranteed connection.

STEP 1 - Install the framework of plates around the two sections to be connected. STEP 2 - Rotate the open side of the plate around the sections so that the frame is complete. STEP 3 - Insert one set of clamps through each corner ensuring they are positioned as in step 4.
Step 1 Install Framework Step 2 - Rotate Plate Step 3 Insert Clamps
STEP 4 - The front and back edge of the clamps should run parallel with the steel sections. STEP 5 - Hold the head of the bolt with a standard wrench and tighten the nut with a torque wrench to the recommended torque stated above. Repeat this for all four bolts. IMPORTANT CHECK! Always check the clamps have been installed the correct way around. See diagrams below:
Step 4 Check Parallel Step 5 Tighten Bolts Check Installation

 

Load Testing Documents

The Fast-Fit I-Beam connection system has beem tested as a "full" system for tensile and frictional static loading. The clamps in the system have DIBt approval for dynamic loading. Click on the full test report to the right for complete documentation of the testing process.

Fast-Fit I-Beam Test Document