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[CCMC 13270-L] CCMC Standard compliance evaluation

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Product information

Product name


Product description

MT18HS truss plate is manufactured from 18-gauge steel sheet that meets the minimum strength and yield requirements of ASTM A 653/A 653M, “Steel Sheet, Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) or Zinc-Iron Alloy-Coated (Galvannealed) by the Hot-Dip Process,” Grade 60 HSLA II410 steel and galvanized with G90 zinc coating as per ASTM A 924/A 924M, “Standard Specification for General Requirements for Steel Sheet, Metallic-Coated by the Hot-Dip Process.” MT18HS truss plate has an uncoated nominal thickness of 1.22 mm and is stamped with 0.0124 teeth per square mm. The teeth are approximately 8 mm in length.

Manufacturing plant

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Product nameManufacturing plant
Bradford, ON, CA
MT18HSProduct evaluated by the CCMC

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  Technical information

This evaluation is based on demonstrated conformance with the following criteria:

Evaluation requirements
Criteria number Criteria name
CSA-O86-14Engineering Design in Wood
CSA-S347-14Method of Test for Evaluation of Truss Plates Used in Lumber Joints
Results of testing the ultimate tensile strength of the plate
Grade of steel Uncoated nominal plate thickness (mm) Mean ultimate tensile strength (MPa) Correction factor
HSLA II410 1.22 546 0.872


Results of testing the lateral resistance of the teeth (hydraulic press)
Direction of load Plate length

Lateral resistance (MPa/plate)

Specific gravity (SG) = 0.42

Ultimate lateral resistance, nu Lateral slip resistance, ns
Parallel to grain parallel to load 1.76 2.12
perpendicular to load 2.02 2.40
Perpendicular to grain parallel to load 1.45 1.71
perpendicular to load 1.39 1.66
Roller press modification factors of the product
Roller diameter 610 mm (24 in.)
Roller feed speed 45.7 m/min (150 ft/min)
Ultimate strength modification factor, Kpu 0.82
Slip modification factor, Kps 0.79


Results of testing the tensile strength of the plate on the product
Direction of load Unit Tensile resistance, tp
Parallel to plate length N/mm/plate 263
Perpendicular to plate length N/mm/plate 277


Results of testing the shear strength of the plate on the product
Angle (degree) Shear resistance, vp (N/mm/plate) Slots in plate axis
0, 180 162 ^
30T 169 //
30C 138 ^
60T 215 //
60C 130 ^
90 154 //
120T 171 ^
120C 121 //
150T 215 ^
150C 136 //

Administrative information

Use of Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) assessments

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