Aluminium Magnus Hook Connectors

Aluminium Magnus Hook Connectors for invisible timber connections.

The Magnus hook connector is used to create node joints in timber-frame construction. This joint is impressive because it can be completely prefabricated, this minimises assembly times on the construction site. The connector has two different components, as well as wood construction screws and fixing screws. It’s two separate parts of Magnus are attached to the respective structural members using the wood construction screws and then slotted into one another smoothly without the need to apply force. It’s two components are braced against one another using fixing screws. This provides effective prevention against the joint being loosened in advertently.

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With high verified load values, joints created by the hook connector can be statically loaded in five directions. This installation therefore has the ability to be visible (for shadow-groove connections) or hidden (milled in).

Aluminium Magnus Hook Connectors Installation instructions

Hidden (milled-in) main/secondary beam joints

  1. Firstly, Adjust the end stop of the milling and assembly jig to the desired size of the Magnus hook connector, apply and screw on the milling and assembly jig, and create a routed slot with the corresponding groove-milling cutter. 
  2. The Magnus are then inserted into the routed slot and fastened in place using the supplied system screws. Following this, the milling and assembly jig is placed in the same position as before on the component that is to be connected, and the second part of the Magnus hook connector is screwed on. Pre-assembly is now complete, and the component being connected is hooked in place. 
  3. Thirdly, fixing screws are inserted into the Magnus. This pulls the Magnus hook connector together, if necessary ,and ensures correct positioning of the node joint. Installation can either be visible (for shadow-groove joints) and hidden (milled in). The connector assembly example shows hidden installation. Because of this type of installation, there is no need to mill out a slot, and the milling and assembly jig is used only as an assembly jig.

Aluminium Magnus suitable for use in virtually all areas of timber-frame construction.

Also see our range of Hook Connectors through Swiftfix here.

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