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Power Beam
3000Fb - 2.1E - 300Fv

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  • Competitively priced
  • Renewable resource
  • Precut lengths up to 60'
  • Meets or exceeds other engineered lumber
  • Saves time and labor
  • I-Joist compatible depths
  • Superior strength 3000Fb - 2.1E - 300Fv
  • 3-1/2", 5-1/2" & 7" standard widths
  • Lighter than steel, LVL, and PSL
  • Individually wrapped and surface sealed
  • No nail laminating necessary
  • AFP Power Sizer Software

The Power Beam® is a superior glued laminated beam and header for use where reliable engineered wood applications are required. The 3-1/2" and 5-1/2" widths readily match 2x4 and 2x6 wall framing.
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  • Anthony Power Beam Brochure
  • Connection for Two-Piece 3½" wide
    Power Beams

  • Owner's Guide to Understanding
    Checks in Glued Laminated Timber

  • Proper Storage & Handling
  • The Power Beam® depths also match all joist, truss, LVL, PSL, and I-joist floor or roof framing. The 7" Power Beam® (2800F) is for longer spans and heavier loading. Depths go up to 28 7/8". The Power Beam® uses only readily-available Southern Pine lumber, recognized through extensive testing as the strongest lumber resource available.

    To enhance Power Beam® quality further, all outer laminations have strict quality control procedures. Each beam has a specific lumber lay-up combination which optimizes Power Beam® performance. The highest strength lumber is placed in the tension and compression zones, efficiently and optimally using lumber resources. All lumber is machine evaluated at the grading line by a Ecoustic® E-Grader or Metriguard CLT for MOE to average 2.3 x 106 psi in the outer laminations.

    The Power Beam® can be used for window, door and garage door headers, floor edge and center girder beams, roof ridge beams and commercial beams and purlins. The Power Beam® only uses small diameter fast-growth timber, therefore reducing pressure on our forest resources.

    APA Technical Publications

    APA CAD Details

    AFP Power Sizer Software

    Power Beam® Features

    Moisture Control: POWER BEAM® consistently averages 12% moisture, which is near equilibrium moisture content.

    Code Evaluations/Standards: ICC ESR 1940, APA Product Report L263; ANSI A190.1-2002; APA Y117; and ASTM D-3737.

    AFP Power Sizer Software: An easy-to-use structural analysis program capable of sizing AFP Power Products.

    Daily Proof Loading: Random beams are loaded to 1.5 times design for Quality Assurance.

    SFI: Power Beam is certified by AF&PA's Sustainable Forestry Initiative.

    Dimensional Stability: POWER BEAM® is a laminated composite product of high-strength lumber. This randomizes any natural defect so there is greater beam strength and a higher degree of reliability. There is also less likelihood of warping, twisting, checking, cupping or shrinking when surface sealed.

    Quality Assurance: POWER BEAM® is manufactured in accordance with ANSI A190.1-2002 (Structural Glued Laminated Timber) with appropriate modifications. Plant implemented Total Quality Management, statistical process control procedures and APA as our third party quality assurance program, ensure consistent quality and performance in every POWER BEAM®.

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