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

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Simple Installation

Fully Concealable

Certified Fire Rated

Product Description

Product Description

The RICON S VS connector is a pre-engineered post-to-beam connector, a system manufactured from mild steel with a welded collar bolt.  It consists of two identical parts, one installed in the primary timber member and the other in the secondary member.  It has been tested for the North American mass timber market.

Code-approved reliability, they are 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.



  • Off the shelf high capacity system
  • 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 3/8"140 x 603.7026
RICON S VS 200 x 60Hot Dip GalvanizedVG CSK7 7/8" x 2 3/8"200 x 605.2039
RICON S VS 200 x 80Hot Dip GalvanizedVG CSK7 7/8" x 3 1/8"200 x 807.5058
RICON S VS 290 x 80Hot Dip GalvanizedVG CSK11 7/16" x 3 1/8"290 x 809.1071
RICON XL 390 x 80Hot Dip GalvanizedVG CSK15 3/8" x 3 1/8"390 x 8017.10131
CAD Drawings

CAD Drawings

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 Hanger 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.

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

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

Installation Requirements of The Beam Hanger Systems

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