50% strength gain from new Wolf Splice Plate

A cleverly designed and patented edge detail to Wolf’s new Field Splice Plate not only generates a 50% increase in strength over conventional nailplates meaning that the company’s manufacturers will save on material costs, but it will also enable customers to design and manufacture truss configurations not previously achievable, helping to increase their share of the room in the roof market.

Designated FSPX, the new splice plate, has a rolled and folded edge that doubles the effective thickness of the steel pressing from 1.25 to 2.5mm: dramatically increasing the plate’s rigidity and resistance to bending forces, positioning the bulk of the metal where the loads are concentrated most.

Wolf is supplying the FSPX in three sizes – 140mm, 170mm and 185mm depth – to suit 172mm, 197mm and 222mm deep rafters. As rival systems suppliers have nothing like the new FSPX, Wolf manufacturers will be able to utilise smaller plate sizes, generating cost savings while manufacturing larger, more efficient truss designs.

Karl Foster of Wolf Systems says: “The revolutionary design of the new FSPX with its rolled and folded edge, ensures that maximum performance is obtained in the area of the plate where it is required most; without increasing material cost over the whole area. The FSPX will help Wolf manufacturers grow their market share, particularly for attic trusses which are becoming increasingly popular as housebuilders look to offer purchasers more habitable space.”

Wolf has made substantial investment in both tooling for its production machinery as well as in testing of the new product.

For further information please contact

Email: sales@wolfsystem.co.uk.
Tel: 02476 602303

Wolf Systems Ltd
Shilton Ind Est, Shilton,
Coventry CV7 9QL