USG ME Deflection Slotted Track U Shape is used to accommodate building deflection at the head of wall. The track has long slots spaced to eliminate additional deflection clips for connection. Slotted track allows the vertical movement of the building and prevents axial load transfer to the wall studs. USG ME Deflection Slotted Track is used in interior and exterior curtain walls or non-load bearing walls.
Depending on the precise deflection needs of the building, structural designers should carefully construct the Slotted Track features. The use of slotted track in axial load-bearing walls is not permitted. When using deflection tracks, bridging must be provided at the top of the wall.