FastFit™ - The “Off-the-Shelf”, Drill Free, Weld Free, Structural Steel to Steel Connection

Overview

FastFit is an off the shelf engineered clamping solution to connect two steel sections together without the need for onsite drilling or welding. All you need to secure two sections together comes in one box. The system comprises a frame which wraps around the edges of the sections and slides into place to provide a position for the clamps to be secured. The system allows for varying angles that can be easily achieved by sliding the beams relative to each other. The FastFit system delivers a guaranteed connection every
time without the need for on-site testing or relying on the skills of the installer. No removal of the protective coatings on the existing steel or holes is needed to make a connection. All that is required to complete a connection is a simple hand tool and semi-skilled labor.

  • No drilling or welding of existing or new steel
  • Allows for varying cross over angles
  • Guaranteed Safe Working load
  • Flush connection between both steel sections
  • Independently load tested

Product FAQs

Can FastFit connect steel sections at angles other than 90 degrees?

ANSWER: Yes the FastFit system can allow for angle cross overs of up to 45 degrees but this depends on the widths of the steel that is being connected. Please see technical table for the widths and angles that can be achieved.

Is a location plate required with FastFit?

ANSWER: No the FastFit system wraps around the two sections of steel that can sit flush against each other.

How long does it take to install FastFit?

ANSWER: FastFit takes less than five minutes to install, see the video on the resources section of this website.

Technical Specifications

Diagram - FastFit™
Diagram - FastFit™

The Safe Working Loads are based on assemblies tested in typical conditions.

Product Code Bolt Diameter Bolt Grade Bolt Length (in.)   Overall size     (in.) Flange thickness
(in.)

Flange Width (in.)

Tightening Torque
(ft lb)
Tensile SWL (lbs) (per 4 bolts) Friction SWL (lbs) (per 4 bolts)
BCFF16 M16 (5/8") 8.8 5 13 3/4 x 13 3/4 1/8 to 1 2 1/2 to 7 1/2 110 4763 1142

Do not exceed the Safe Working Load (SWL) specified

The above loads use a 5 to 1 Factor of Safety

                                                                                                            Achievable Angles when using Fast Fit

Flange Width

Top Section
2.5" 3.0" 3.5" 4.0" 4.5" 5.0" 5.5" 6.0" 6.5" 7.0" 7.5"
Bottom Section 2.5" 45 45 50 50 50 55 55 60 65 70 75
3.0" 45 45 50 50 50 55 55 60 65 70 75
3.5" 50 50 50 50 55 55 55 55 65 70 75
4.0" 50 50 50 50 55 55 55 55 65 70 75
4.5" 50 50 50 50 50 55 55 55 65 70 75
5.0" 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 65 70 75
5.5" 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 60 65 70 75
6.0" 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 65 65 70 75
6.5" 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 70 75
7.0" 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 75 75
7.5" 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 80