The unique features of KeyTruss are designed to save lots of time and lots of money at every stage of fabrication.
KeyTruss completely eliminates the need to purchase and maintain stock inventory, saving working capital and storage space. Plus, all KeyTruss pieces are cut to exact length, eliminating the time and costs associated with measuring, marking, and cutting materials from stock. Costly material waste is greatly reduced or eliminated entirely. And, the single-ply, in-plane design of KeyTruss cuts shipping volumes and costs markedly. Component bundles are sequenced to ensure stable stacks that greatly reduce the risk of damage during shipping.
To speed and guide assembly, every piece of every truss is provided with comprehensive labeling that identifies the truss to which each piece belongs, its location within the truss, and its intersection points with other members in the truss. Coped chords and pilot holes eliminate the need for jigging. Additionally, single-sided screw connections mean that trusses do not need to be flipped over during assembly.
Each truss is delivered wrapped in its own individual bundle, making it easy to locate all of the pieces at assembly time. Small pieces are joined with a half-shear, to ensure they aren’t lost or damaged during shipping or staging. Further benefits include:
- The smooth overlap areas between the webs and chords, on KeyTruss, provide plenty of space for screws and reduce the need for gusset plates.
- KeyTrusses do not require web stiffeners at support locations.
- All trusses are provided with a complete truss index, assembly drawings, layouts, and material lists. Temporary and permanent bracing plans provided upon request.