Hinge Plates

  • The Alternative to Piggyback Trusses

    Hinge Detail 2 MiTek’s hinge plates are the perfect solution for both the component manufacturer and the framer. As a component manufacturer you only have one truss to build and as a framer you only have one truss to set!  The BEH™ and the Peak Performer ™ hinge plates work in tandem to rid you of your piggyback problems.

    The BEH™ hinge plate attaches to the top chord, allowing truss sections to fold flat for shipping and handling – while staying completely aligned and in plane.

    The Peak Performer™ hinge plate offers even greater jobsite efficiency.  It folds to match the truss pitch and attaches to both faces of the peak using #10 hanger nails hammered through the pre-punched holes in the plate.  The nail pattern is offset, resulting in a strong and secure connection.  Installation is made easy because you have no loose parts, no extra trusses to build or handle, and no worries about oversized loads on high-pitched trusses.

    Hinge 1

    Factored Specified Strength

    Peak Performer™
    Tension   1,767 lbs. 1,237 lbs. 
    Compression   1,392 lbs. 1,237 lbs.
    Shear   1,237 lbs. 1,237 lbs.

    Product Specifications

    MiTek's BEH™ and Peak Performer™ Hinge Plates are fabricated from light gauge metal truss plates stamped from 18 gauge ASTM A653 galvanized steel.

    Both overall hinge plate dimensions are 2.25" x 8.375".  The ends of the BEH™ Hinge plate contain 48 teeth each, while the Peak Performer™ has 48 teeth in one end and five nail holes in the other.