VEE ASSEMBLES

Many buildings are separated by expansion joints through the walls and floors. During an earthquake, the two adjacent parts resonate with relative motion of as much as ± 4” (100mm) in shear as well as toward and away from one another. Vertical motion is minimal. We have developed a unique product to handle this seismic motion. Our Vee construction is based on two 30, 60, 90 triangles complimenting one another to form a 60° “Vee” at the bottom. We thought the concept so interesting that we tooled up for these fittings rather than use the common 45°, 90° and 180° configurations. Since it may be necessary to fit these Vee’s at odd angles, depending on space conditions, we have floating ASA 150 carbon steel flanges on both ends. No competitive product can be rotated this way.

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