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Chicago Metallic® 260 Aluminum Cap 15/16" Exposed, Fire Rated acoustical suspension system is available in intermediate and heavy-duty designs, and is built with HDG 30 steel with an 100% aluminum cap for added corrosion resistance in interior environments. Featuring demountable hook-end cross tees for a quick and easily assembly, this Chicago Metallic™ grid systems is third party certified to meet ASTM standards.

Performance Properties:
-Grid system is available in both intermediate and heavy duty designs with hook-end cross tees
-Fire rated acoustical ceiling grid components are designed with expansion reliefs for fire-rated ceiling assembly installations
-Aluminum cap provides added corrosion resistance in interior building spaces
-Sustainable: Aluminum-100%; steel-minimum 25% recycled content,100% locally recyclable
-Chicago Metallic® suspension systems meet a Class-A flame spread rating in accordance with ASTM standard E1264-08

Available in the following standard colors, Rockfon® Color-all™ colors, and RAL color options.

Grid Colors

    • 01 White
      01 White
    • 08 Black
      08 Black
    • 44 Satin Silver
      44 Satin Silver
    • Color-all
      Color-all
    • RAL
      RAL

Material

ASTM C 635 Heavy Duty (HD) and Intermediate Duty (ID) main tee classifications; commercial quality HDG-30 steel, hot-dip galvanized body and aluminium cap, 15/16" width, 1-1/2" height.
Note: A metallurgist should be consulted regarding the suitability of this product for the environmental conditions in which it is being installed.

Application Areas

Fire Rated - Locker rooms, ​commercial
kitchens and ​food preparation areas, retail.
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Product Performance

Load Bearing Expand to view deflection table
 Component Load Test Data and Material
Main Tee Length Allowable Load per ASTM C635
Hanger Spacing
4' 5' 6'
Cross Tee Length 2' 4' 5' 6'
260.01AZ 144" ID 6.0 4.0
262.01AZ 24" 41.0
264.01AZ 48" 13.1
280.XXZ.01 144" HD 8.9 5.6

To convert data into lb/ft2, divide on center spacing of component into lb/ft.

 Light Fixture Load Test Data (based on 1/360 span deflection)
Dimensions Light Fixtures
Main & Cross Tees - Allowable Fixture Weight – Pounds
280.XXZ.01 264.01AZ 260.01AZ 264.01AZ
1' x 4' 67.6 55.6
2’ x 2’ 52.8 49.6
2’ x 4’ 76.0▲ 64.0▲

▲ Limited by safety factor of 2.

Fire Rated Assemblies Hanger Positions for Fire Rated Situations
This illustrates hanger positions for single fixtures in a field and are covered in the table. Refer to specific design numbers for allowable number of fixtures per square footage of ceiling area.
Non-Fire Rated Assemblies Hanger Positions for Non-Fire Rated Situations
This illustrates hanger positions for single fixtures in a field. Provide extra hangers for tandem fixtures.
Environment Materials and Resources (MR)
-Waste Management Planning
-Interiors Life Cycle Impact Reduction
-Environmental Product Declarations
-Sourcing of Raw Materials
-Material Ingredients
-Waste Management
Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ)
-Low-Emitting Materials
-Interior Lighting
-Acoustic Performance
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 Component Load Test Data and Material
Main Tee Length Allowable Load per ASTM C635
Hanger Spacing
4' 5' 6'
Cross Tee Length 2' 4' 5' 6'
260.01AZ 144" ID 6.0 4.0
262.01AZ 24" 41.0
264.01AZ 48" 13.1
280.XXZ.01 144" HD 8.9 5.6

To convert data into lb/ft2, divide on center spacing of component into lb/ft.

 Light Fixture Load Test Data (based on 1/360 span deflection)
Dimensions Light Fixtures
Main & Cross Tees - Allowable Fixture Weight – Pounds
280.XXZ.01 264.01AZ 260.01AZ 264.01AZ
1' x 4' 67.6 55.6
2’ x 2’ 52.8 49.6
2’ x 4’ 76.0▲ 64.0▲

▲ Limited by safety factor of 2.

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Accessories

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Compatible Tile Edge Types

1516-inch Edges

260/280 System

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Profiles and Accessories

Main Runners

Component Length Height Face Width Slot Spacing Fire Rated Seismic Recycled Content Percentage Slotting Class Duty HDG Coating Packaging  
Main Runners RFN-NA  
Main Runner_260.jpg 144" 1-1/2" 15/16" 6" OC Fire Rated C 25% 6" OC, ID ID G30 See Packaging Dimensions
Main Runner_260.jpg 144" 1-41/64" 15/16" 6" OC Fire Rated C, DEF 25% 6" OC, HD HD G30 See Packaging Dimensions

Cross Tees

Component Length Height Face Width Slot Spacing Fire Rated Seismic Recycled Content Percentage Slotting Class Grid Coupling Type HDG Coating Packaging  
Cross Tees RFN-NA  
Cross Tee_200.jpg 24" 1-1/2" 15/16" No Slots Fire Rated C 25% No Slots Hook-End G30 See Packaging Dimensions
Cross Tee_200.jpg 48" 1-1/2" 15/16" 12" OC Fire Rated C 25% 3 Slots 12" OC Hook-End G30 See Packaging Dimensions

Wall Angles & Channels

Component Length Height Face Width Seismic Recycled Content Percentage Packaging  
Wall Angles RFN-NA  
Wall Angle_G90.jpg 144" 3/4" 15/16" C, DEF 25% See Packaging Dimensions
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