ConXL Bi-Axial Test Frame

ConXL Bi-Axial Test Frame

ConXtech’s unique Bi-Axial Test Frame was developed to satisfy the conformance demonstration requirements for a bi-axial SMF connection that may be required for pre-qualification in any jurisdiction.

The ConX™ moment connection is the only true bi-axial connection in the steel framing market today and due to its unique characteristics a new testing protocol was developed and approved by the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD).

ConXtech’s Bi-Axial Test Frame is unique in its capability of cyclically testing (in the primary direction) a single column and two moment beams, up to a W36x262, while simultaneously imposing an orthogonal load across secondary moment beams equivalent to the primary beams probable maximum moment (Mpr). The self-equilibrating frame has the capacity of imposing, along the primary axis, a 1,000 kip load at the top of column while resisting 700 kip reactions at beam ends; and along the secondary axis, impose 700 kip loads at beam ends while resisting a 1,000 kip reaction at top of column.