Flex-Ability Concepts, Oklahoma City, has introduced Hammer-Lock, a new feature for Flex-C Trac® that significantly reduces installation time and labor.
Flex-C Trac provides an easy way for builders to frame high quality curves by utilizing a simple, flexible metal track for use with wood or metal studs.
Hammer-Lock allows the shaped flexible track to be held in place by simply hammering down tabs in each link of the track. The previous system of securing the track by placing screws in the steel strap in the track flanges can still be utilized depending upon contractor preference and application.
Hammer-Lock is available on 20 gauge 2 1/2", 3 5/8" and 6" Flex-C Trac. It is also available on Flex-C Angle.
"This design innovation has been in the works for nearly two years," according to Robert Widmer, Marketing Manager. "We've tested it in the field with key contractors and they love the fact that Hammer-Lock significantly speeds up the time to secure the shape. When the tabs are hammered down, the shape of the track is firmly held in place. This feature makes Flex-C Trac vastly superior to competing products that claim to hold their shape without the use of screws."
The locked tabs do not interfere with stud placement. For maximum lateral load capacity, securing screws should still be used in the flanges.
For more information on Hammer-Lock and the Flex-Ability Concepts family of products for both commercial and residential applications, call 405-996-5343 or visit www.flexabilityconcepts.com.