Pre-engineered Post to Beam Connector
  • Code Approval
  • ICC, ETA
  • Connection Type
  • Wood/Wood, Wood/Concrete, Wood/Steel
  • Applications
  • Timber Framing, Log Home Building,
    Mass & Heavy Timber Construction
  • Manufacturer

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ICC Approved

Fully Concealable

1hr FRR Test Report

Product Description

Product Description

The RICON S VS connector are ICC Approved pre-engineered post-to-beam connectors. manufactured from mild steel with a welded collar bolt. They consist of two identical parts, and are suitable for uses in timber framing, mass, and heavy timber construction.

The RICON S VS Series have been extensively tested for the North American Market; Full scale fully loaded tests, fire resistance rating tests, inter-story drift performances.

ICC-ESR Approved, they are also installed with the ASSY VG CSK screws which have been awarded an ICC-ESR approval in the United States and the Canadian Construction Materials Centre Reports (CCMC) approval in Canada.


  • ICC-ESR Approved in the United States
  • Pre-installation possibilities
  • Installation that is easy to learn and to replicate
  • Various housing options including fully concealed connections
  • Installed with code-approved ASSY structural screws
  • Concealed connection for fire rating
  • Drop-in assembly
  • Suitable for timber to steel, concrete or wood connections
  • Simple tilted and sloped connections
  • Can be used in single, or double connector configuration for maximum capacity
  • Optional clip lock can be used to secure from movement in the direction of insertion 

Simple installation is possible with structural screws perpendicular to the plate. With its short neck, only 35mm (1 1/2″) long, the drop-in assembly is easier than similar connectors.  RICON connectors can be installed fully concealed or visible. Suitable for timber framing, log home building, mass and heavy timber construction.



SpecificationRICON S VSCapacity Up To [Standard Term Loading]
# ItemMaterial / CoatingFastenersin.mmKips (ASD)kN (LSD)
RICON S VS 140 x 60Hot Dip GalvanizedVG CSK5 1/2 x 2 3/8140 x 603.7026
RICON S VS 200 x 60Hot Dip GalvanizedVG CSK7 7/8 x 2 3/8200 x 604.7039
RICON S VS 200 x 80Hot Dip GalvanizedVG CSK7 7/8 x 3 1/8200 x 806.8058
RICON S VS 290 x 80Hot Dip GalvanizedVG CSK11 7/16 x 3 1/8290 x 808.9071
RICON XL 390 x 80Hot Dip GalvanizedVG CSK15 3/8 x 3 1/8390 x 8015.00131
CAD Drawings

2D & 3D Geometry

ProductFile Extension
RICON S VS 140 x 60
RICON S VS 200 x 60
RICON S VS 200 x 80
RICON S VS 290 x 80
RICON XL 390 x 80
Design Guides

Design Guides

Beam Hangers Design Guide

A detailed selection tool ideal to design post and beam mass timber structures, providing out-of-the-shelves pre-engineered beam hanger solutions.

Code Approvals

Code Approvals

ICC Code Approval ESR-4300 for RICON S VS

Installation Instructions

Installation Instructions

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RICON XL Installation Notice

A step by step instructions document to read prior the installation of the MTC Solutions RICON XL Beam Hanger Systems.

White Papers

White Papers

Practical Considerations for the Detailing of Beam Hangers

Standard Bay Fire Design

Mass Timber Connections Beam Hanger Selection Charts

Stiffness Considerations for Custom Bearing Beam Hangers

High Performance Beam to Post Connections

Fire Design for Mass Timber Connections

RICON S VS Design Examples

Testing of Screws in End-Grain

Inter-Story Drift Performance of Concealed Connection Systems

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