Wave Plate

  • The most popular connector plate.
  • Offers the highest performance levels in side-by-side comparison tests with all other competitive products.
  • Can be rolled or hydraulically pressed.
  • Uses Grade 40 steel – a higher grade than previous plates – so it provides superior plate values.
  • Alpine spent more than one and a half years researching, developing and testing the Wave Plate before its introduction.

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“H” High-Strength 20 Gauge Plate

  • The “H” High-Strength 20 Gauge Plate delivers increased tension values for use in splice joints and other high-stress connections.
  • Uses Grade 60 steel, a grade that is stronger than the steel used for the Wave Plate.
  • Tooth length matches the tooth length of the Wave Plate, which is important for roller press compatibility in truss production.
  • The “H” High-Strength 20 Gauge Plate was previously known as the “HS” Plate.

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“SS” Super-Strength 18 Gauge Plate

  • Development of the “SS” Super-Strength 18 Gauge Plate was driven by the increased availability of high-performance lumber.
  • Delivers higher steel capacities in tension for splicing.
  • Uses Grade 60 steel and its tooth length matches the Wave Plate for roller press compatibility.
  • Has the highest tension value of all connector plates.

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Hinge Plate

  • The 18 gauge Hinge Plate, primarily utilized in the manufactured housing industry, uses Grade 40 steel for superior tension and compression values.
  • When used on the top chord of the truss, the Hinge Plate permits the chord to be folded down for transportation and then raised in place onsite.
  • Can also be used to eliminate the need for piggyback trusses.
  • In side-by-side comparisons, the Hinge Plate meets or exceeds the compression values of competitive products.

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Seat Plate

  • Used as a moisture barrier to help provide a break between the wood truss and concrete or masonry
  • Prevents the wicking of water into the wood
  • Attached to the bottom chord of the truss at bearing points
  • Available with teeth in 20 Gauge Steel

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