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AFCON® AF735 Bear Trap™ Lateral Sway Brace is Latest Addition to Seis Brace Offerings

Oak Brook, IL, July 13, 2023 – Following on the recent introduction of AFCON Seismic Sway Braces – the AFCON AF700SS Universal Swivel Attachment and AF730SS Longitudinal and Lateral Sway Brace Attachment – ASC Engineered Solutions now offers the AFCON AF735 Bear Trap multi-size lateral sway brace attachment.

It has been designed for quick and easy installation, taking only half the time of traditional lateral brace attachments.

The AF735 is designed to work with 1" through 2" brace pipe. Out of the box, it works with 1" or 1 1⁄4" brace pipe and with a quick adjustment, it will work with 1 1⁄2" or 2" brace pipe. The Bear Trap sway brace provides a reduction in inventory and increased flexibility on the jobsite for adjustments, while providing visual verification of both torque and installation.

This product is both UL Listed and FM Approved and ready for incorporation into a seismic bracing system design. Using Seis Brace 2.0, ASC’s free seismic fire protection calculation software, enables spacing maximization and a reduction in material and labor costs while ensuring NFPA 13 code compliance. In addition to NFPA 13, AF735 is also compliant with ASCE 7, IBC, & MSS SP-127 bracing requirements.

For more information about ASC AFCON AF735, also known as the Bear Trap, and the complete Seis Brace seismic design solution, contact your local ASC Engineered Solutions sales representative or visit us online.