Slotted Track

OEG Slotted Track is used to accommodate building deflection at the head of wall. The track has pre-punched 0.22" wide x 1-1/2" long slots spaced at 1" O.C. 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. OEG Slotted Track is used in exterior curtain walls or non-load bearing walls.

Structural designers should carefully develop the Slotted Track details, depending upon the specific deflection requirements of the building. Slotted Track is not to be used in axial load bearing walls. It is mandatory to provide bridging at the top of the wall when using deflection tracks.


Available in the following gages: 20 structural (30mils), 20 structural (33mils), 18 (43 mils), 16 (54 mils) and 14 (68 mils).

Available leg sizes: 2", 2-1/2" and 3".

Available web depths: 2-1/2", 3-5/8", 4", 6", 8" and 10".

Standard length is 10', custom size available.

Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) sheet metal meets or exceeds ASTM A653 and ASTM A1003