A Closer Look at the MotionFrame Stud Head Connector

Following our recent successes in a series of European Standard fire tests the MotionFrame Stud System has achieved several milestones in collaboration with both standard dry lining construction and its innovative bedfellow the MotionFrame Walling System.

The latter achievement has seen the successful accreditation of The MotionFrame FireWall (FW75) System which introduces an ultra slim 75mm and 1hr fire rated system that uniquely accommodates bi-directional and acoustically dampened movement.

The MotionFrame Walling Systems performance wall is therefore 30% slimmer than a traditional build, to the same specification, and subsequently delivers significant gains in habitable and saleable living space.

The key element to the systems performance success has been the development of the patent protected MotionFrame Stud System and its key component, the Stud Head.

The Stud Head is a unique zero halogen polymer and steel assembly that is used in collaboration with additional MotionFrame Stud System components to enhance the performance and functionality of industry standard, light steel frame systems. Within the MotionFrame product portfolio the Stud System underpins the integrity of our Walling System and is now proven as delivering the same benefits to standard dry lining solutions.

The Stud Head comprises of two components, an outer polymer profile and an inner steel plate insert.

The Stud Head’s polyamide profile incorporates three key design features:

Universal Fitting Collar

Allows simple insertion into any industry standard stud profile, enabling vertical movement and reinforcement of the steel stud length at this critical performance or non-performance steel frame junction.

Head Locating Cam

A profile that allows universal fitting of an assembled stud length into all industry standard stud profiles. The cam allows a simple twist lock placement of the stud into the head track and free friction-less lateral displacement when located.

Fire Performance Adaption

For fire performance walls an embedded steel bar is fitted within the polymer. Under fire conditions, the polymer is designed to melt away, exposing the steel plate and allow the stud to expand without deforming the wall structure - therefore increasing its performance. An ingenious USP that upgrades the capabilities of the product without compromising its principal performance specifications.

Key Benefits

  • Allows both vertical and horizontal friction less wall movement, mitigating the possibility of noise

  • Increases performance

  • Quicker and more sustainable installation with less on site cutting due to 75mm of adjustment within the stud system that enables project pre-ordering of cut lengths

  • Only one stud profile is required for head track, base track and supporting stud

The MotionFrame Stud Systems universal approach to simplifying and reinforcing light steel frame structures in all applications future proofs existing methods of construction, offers a simple remedy for remedial works and delivers the capability and ground-breaking benefits of adopting the MotionFrame Walling System.

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