1) Determine the appropriate track system necessary for the job: 19900 series I.V. track or
19100 / 19200 series cubicle track.

2) Determine if the track will contain splices. Smaller jobs typically use track with splices to meet U.P.S. shipping requirements. Larger jobs typically use track without splices for ease in installation.

3) Determine the scale of the drawing and measure the track requirements. The full length of any continuous track with a bend is considered curved track. Calculate the accumulated straight track and curved track requirements and multiply these by the appropriate costs per foot. When calculating the footage, track lengths over 12’ must be charged for maximum lengths (17' for 19900 and 16' for 19100 & 19200 series). Note - if the track is to be spliced, it is advantageous to use 2’ x 2’ (90° or 45°) bends and to splice in straight pieces.

4) Note that curved pieces of track are identified by RHB (right hand bend) or LHB (left hand bend). To determine which “hand” a curved track is, visualize the track from above the ceiling with the longer length of track running vertically and the shorter length at the bottom running either horizontally to the left (LHB) or to the right (RHB).

For Cubicle Track Only

5) Determine the necessary end stops and snap out
fittings by calculating the number of cubicles or tracks that are required. In most installations, there are two end stops and one snap out required per cubicle.

6) Calculate the quantity of curtain carriers required by multiplying the total footage of cubicle track by 2.2. (Multiply this total by the carrier cost). The multiplier (2.2) allows for curtains approximately 10% greater than the track size.

7) Combine all the component quantities and add the totals of straight track, curved track, carriers, end stops and snap outs.

Note - Consider using an architectural drawing (also referred to as a Reflected Ceiling Plan). These plans provide a view of all ceiling fixtures required for an installation including the l.V. and cubicle track shown as viewed from above the ceiling.

WARRANTY: Salsbury Industries provides a five (5) year warranty covering defects in material and workmanship for all products. This warranty guarantees factory replacement and/or repair of all defective components. This warranty does not cover improper installation, transportation neglect, misuse or alterations by the customer. Returned products must be shipped freight prepaid to Salsbury Industries.

Subject to change without notice


The methods, tools and fasteners required to install track will vary depending upon the ceiling type and institution. Due to these variations, Salsbury Industries does not provide fasteners. To install I.V. and cubicle track, consider these suggestions:

1) Cubicle track should be drilled in the center at a maximum of 32" intervals to accommodate the fastener being used. Use a maximum of 16" intervals for securing I.V. track. End caps, snap out fittings and splices should be drilled at the ends of the track for these same fasteners. If you are installing cubicle track, it should be determined which end of the track is preferred for the snap out fitting which allows the user to install and remove the carriers. Note - the head of the screw should be no larger than a #12 pan head so that the carriers can clear.

2) Mark the ceiling where the track is to be installed. Prop the pre-drilled track in position against the ceiling in alignment with those marks. Depending upon the fastener being used, track can be fastened to the ceiling without any additional drilling. If the fastener requires predrilled holes in the ceiling for an insert or toggle bolt, mark the hole locations before drilling the ceiling.

3) If splicers are required for the installation, make sure the edges of the track are aligned and free of burrs so that the carriers run smoothly. This should be done prior to fastening the track to the ceiling.

The following diagrams represent some of the acceptable mounting installation methods for I.V. and cubicle track. Mounting hardware is provided by the contractor.
Note - on drop ceiling grids, it is recommended that I.V. track be securely fastened to the structure of the building.

Concrete ceiling anchor

Drop ceiling grid

Suspended Track

Ceiling with wood blocks


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