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RICON® S – Beam Hanger / Mass Timber Connector

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The pre-engineered RICON® S mass timber connector allows a smooth and fast joining of beams. It consists of two identical connector plates with bolts that hook into each other in a dovetail-like manner.  Simple installation with self-tapping structural screws perpendicular to the plate. KNAPP® also offers Routing Jigs for handheld router. An optional Locking clip can be installed to latch the connector. RICON® S connects timber to timber, to steel, and to concrete. The connectors can be installed fully concealed or visible and are available in two versions. With a Welded Collar Bolt (VS), and Screwed Collar Bold (VK). Both versions are available in four sizes: 140/60, 200/60, 200/80, 290/80. An additional size called RICON® S VS XL 390/80 is available with the VS version.

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The pre-engineered RICON® S mass timber connector is made of galvanized steel and allows a smooth and fast joining of beams. It consists of two identical connector plates with bolts that hook into each other in a dovetail-like manner with only 35mm (1 1/2″) of travel required to engage.  Simple installation possible with self-tapping structural screws perpendicular to the plate. When cutting with handheld router KNAPP® also offers Routing Jigs. An optional Locking clip can be installed to latch the connector. RICON® S connects timber to timber, to steel, and to concrete. The connectors can be installed fully concealed or visible and are available in two versions. With a Welded Collar Bolt (VS), and Screwed Collar Bold (VK). Both versions are available in four sizes: 140/60, 200/60, 200/80, 290/80. An additional size called RICON® S VS XL 390/80 is available with the VS version.

*Note that the numbers in the name of each RICON® S size indicate the size of the connector in millimeter. I.e. RICON® S  200/80 is 200 mm long by 80 mm wide.

Features and Benefits:
  • Pre-engineered beam hanger
  • Fast and simple assembly
    • self-tapping screws without pre-drilling.
    • Short hooking way –35mm (1 1/2″).
    • 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
    • prevents forming of gaps in the joint over time
  • Adjustable collar bolt (VK version)
    • can be adjusted up to 5 mm in timber length tolerances.
  • Flexible
    •  Disassembly and reassembly possible if needed
  • Universal
    • connectors can fasten timber to timber, to steel, and to concrete.
  • 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).
    • Optional locking clip – latches the fastener against slide-in direction (e.g. wind suction forces).
New and improved:
  • ETA extension for Hardwood (i.e. oak, larch, beech)
Applications:
  • Beam hanger for glulam and normal beams
  • Connector for timber frame construction
  • Connector for log home building
  • Connector for mass timber construction

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Installation

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RICON® S VS: 140/60, 200/60, 200/80, 290/80
RICON® S VK: 140/60, 200/60, 200/80, 290/80

Steps:

  1. Cut recess with CNC or by means of MULTI F 60 and/or 80 Routing Jig
  2. Install connector plates with self-tapping screws
    1. Install Locking clip if needed
  3. Slide and hook beams into each other

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