Simpson Strong-Tie launches medium-capacity column cap, bridging gap between light-duty PCZ/AC post caps and heavy-duty CC/CCQ column caps; ACHZ post cap's two-piece design creates easy connection between a beam and post in new/retrofit residential uses

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PLEASANTON, California , December 13, 2023 (press release) –

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has added a medium-capacity option to its line of column caps. Filling the gap between the existing light-duty PCZ/AC post caps and heavy-duty CC/CCQ column caps, the versatile new ACHZ post cap offers a medium- to higher-level allowable load.
The ACHZ post cap's two-piece design creates an easy connection between a beam and post in new or retrofit residential applications. With medium- to high-capacity uplift loads, it delivers a lower-cost alternative to heavy-duty welded caps when the highest loads are not required. The ACHZ allows for field bending for end-beam conditions, providing one connector for both mid-and end-beam conditions.
Two models are available — the ACH4Z and the ACH6Z — for use with 4x and 6x lumber.


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Shelby Lentz

Director, Marketing Communications at Simpson Strong-Tie

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