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GIGANT® – Beam Hangers

The GIGANT® connector allows for simple and fast joining of beams and is used for timber framing, log home building, heavy and mass timber construction. It consists of two identical metal connector brackets that hook into each other in a dovetail-like manner. Typically, one of the brackets sit in a recess and the other is plainly screwed on the surface of the beam. For easy installation, KNAPP® also offers Routing Jigs as well as Drilling Jig and/or Drilling Template. An optional Locking clip can be installed to latch the connector. The GIGANT® can be installed fully concealed or visible and is available in three sizes GIGANT®  120/40, 150/40 and 180/40.

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The GIGANT® connector allows for simple and fast joining of beams and is used for timber framing, log home building, heavy and mass timber construction. It consists of two identical metal connector brackets that hook into each other in a dovetail-like manner. Typically, one of the brackets sit in a recess and the other is plainly screwed on the surface of the beam. For easy installation, KNAPP® also offers Routing Jigs as well as Drilling Jig and/or Drilling Template. The connector brackets on the end grain are installed with self-tapping 10×120 mm CS-screws and on the side grain with self-tapping 10×80 mm CS-screws. An optional Locking clip can be installed to latch the connector. The GIGANT® can be installed fully concealed or visible and is available in three sizes 120/40, 150/40 and 180/40.

*Note that the numbers in the name of each GIGANT® size indicate the size of the connector in millimeter. I.e.GIGANT® 150/40 is 150 mm long by 40 mm wide.

Features and Benefits:
  • Pre-engineered beam hanger
  • Fast assembly
    • Short hooking way – only 50 mm.
    • Beams simply slide and join together
    • Reduces labor and equipment cost
    • High degree of prefabrication
  • Non-visible connector
    • Appeals to the architect and customer
  • Self-tightening and adjustable
    • prevents forming of gaps in the joint over time
    • connectors allow adjustment in depth
  • Flexible
    •  Disassembly and reassembly possible if needed
  • Universal
    • connectors can fasten timber to timber, to steel, and to concrete components.
  • Slim timber dimension
    • can be mounted on beams with thickness as little as 60mm
  • Versatile
    • can be used for single joint and double joint applications
  • Safe
    • fire resistance according to (DIN 4102-2) by 4-sided concealed mounting (R30 ≥ 20 mm, R60 ≥ 40 mm).
New and improved:
  • ETA extension for Hardwood (i.e. oak, larch, beech)
  • Available in hot-dip galvanizing for higher corrosion resistance
Applications:
  • Beam hanger for glulam and normal beams
  • Connector for timber frame
  • Connector for log home building
  • Connector mass timber construction
  • Connector for carport, sunrooms, gazebos, pergolas,..etc.

 

⇓View and Download Instruction Manual⇓
GIGANT®: 120/40, 150/40, 180/40

Steps:

  1. Cut recess with CNC or by means of MULTI F 40 Routing Jig
  2. Pre-drill with CNC or Drilling Jig and/or Drilling Template
  3. Install Locking clip if needed
  4. Install connector brackets
  5. Slide and hook beams into each other

Tips:

  • GIGANT® is immediately load bearing and does not need any additional screwing or nailing on site.
  • Unlatch joint by bending locking clip using a flat head screwdriver on the open end of the connection.

 

*Charact. load carrying capacity F2,Rk in insertion direction applies only to the use of original KNAPP® cs-screws according to ETA 10/0189. Any liability is excluded if other screws are used as the framework of the European Technical Approval (ETA-10/0189) KNAPP approved screws.

12,7 kN*
GIGANT 120/40 blau verzinkt
GIGANT 120/40 feuerverzinkt
19,6 kN*
GIGANT 150/40 blau verzinkt
GIGANT 150/40 feuerverzinkt
29,8 kN*
GIGANT 180/40 blau verzinkt
GIGANT 180/40 feuerverzinkt

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