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Monarch Metal Panel Mounting Clip System Tests at a 4,000 Pound Shear Strength!
Monarch Metal engaged an independent structural testing laboratory to test the shear strength of the Monarch Z Clip system for mounting panels. The results showed a failure at approximately 4,000 pounds for a typical installation.

PR Log - Mar 22, 2013 - Monarch Metal has released the testing results for the Monarch Z Clip hanging system.  

Monarch engaged Qualtim, Inc. of Madison, Wisconsin to undertake load testing of the Monarch Z Clip system for mounting panels in the most typical installations.  The tests included testing of the panel clips to the back of the panel, testing of the Monarch Clip system in a typical installation on metal studs and wood studs.  

The testing confirmed what Monarch had informally tested years ago.  First, that in a typical installation of a 4ꞌ x 8ꞌ, ¾" thick MDF panel that the tested failure of the system is 30 to 40x the weight of the panel.  Second, that the mode of failure is not he Monarch Clip itself, but rather the pull out or shearing of the screw selected to secure the Monarch Clips.

The results of the test are available for download on the z clip specifications page at the Monarch web-site, in addition to a full summary of the Monarch Z Clip load –shear testing and a Monarch Z Clip weight capacity summary sheet showing the average load failure for a variety of installation circumstances.    

Chris Smith of Monarch Metal commented, "We are pleased to be able to offer the results of these tests conducted by a 3rd party independent laboratory.  We had for years shared the results of our internal testing, but it is nice to be able to offer our customers something more formal.”

To learn more about this product or inquire about pricing, visit www.monarchmetal.com.  

About Monarch Metal Fabrication

Monarch Metal is a leading manufacturer of Monarch Z Clips | Panel Clips, aluminum angle, standoffs, kick plates, corner guards and over 450 other structural shapes available in a variety of materials.  Monarch prides itself on its same day shipping and a friendly customer service staff that is ready to bend over backwards to make its customers lives easier.  Visit http://www.monarchmetal.com to learn more.

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