MiTek Australia announces several improvements to the SplitHanger range of screw fixed hangers.
Available in three sizes, MiTek’s engineered building product, the SplitHanger is a versatile screw fixed hanger that is quick and easy to install, giving improved performance over nailed hanger alternatives while providing a strong connection for various solid timber beam widths to supporting beams.
Following a technical and manufacturing review, the design of these popular products has been improved, with the redesign process involving the removal of many unrequired nail holes, and replacing with a square and round hole configuration, all fixed with the MiTek MSA1430 or MSA1465 anti-split self-drilling screws.
Round holes are used for nominal capacity fixing, while a round and square combination is used for high capacity fixing. The bottom return flange of the new SplitHanger has also been shortened to make it easier to fit 35mm members.
Stock codes for MiTek SplitHanger’s three sizes are SPH140, SPH180 and SPH220.