In Slab

Speed Plate Dowel

A new and economically smart choice for Flat Plate Dowel Systems.

The Speed Plate System is the economically smart choice for flat Plate Dowel systems. The Speed Plate reduces the number of dowels required when compared with conventional dowelling systems. Fewer dowels and simpler installation means reduced costs for installation.

The integral, patented sleeve eliminates lateral restraint between slab panels and ensures proper alignment, and the larger steel plates provide greater overall surface area to reduce bearing stresses.

Non tapered profile ensures consistent bearing stresses at joint face and full depth of dowel.

THE SPEED PLATE ADVANTAGE

The SPEED PLATE system reduces the number of dowels required when compared with conventional doweling systems. Fewer dowels and simpler installation means reduced cost of installation. The conversion chart below gives an example of the equivalent size and spacing of SPEED PLATE dowels when substituted for conventional smooth round dowels.

 

Dowel Size

Spacing

Spacing

Spacing

Size Equivalents

16mm Smooth Round Dowel

300mm

400mm

600mm

6x100mm (w) x 150mm (d) Speed Plate

450mm

500mm

600mm

Size Equivalents

20mm Smooth Round Dowel

300mm

400mm

600mm

10x100mm (w) x 150mm (d) Speed Plate

450mm

500mm

600mm

 

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DESCRIPTION

The SPEED PLATE is a patented sleeve and steel plate dowel system. The SPEED PLATE provides load transfer across construction joints and immediately accommodates lateral and axial movement produced by concrete shrinkage and differential slab movement. The large, non-tapered plate design reduces bearing stresses on the concrete and ensures consistent bearing stresses on the concrete at the joint face and fully embedded depth of the dowel. 

P1040446

 

WHERE TO USE

Concrete slabs-on-ground requiring effective load transfer across joints.

Typical structures include:

  • Warehouse/Distribution Centers
  • Manufacturing Facilities
  • Commercial/Industrial Complexes
  • Entertainment Centers
  • Recreational Complexes
  • Parking Lots and Site Paving

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CONSIDERATIONS IN DOWEL SELECTION

Historically a round Dowel Bar had been the industry standard, with one half of the bar wrapped in denso.

Now you have choices to suit the right application, the slab design and also ease of construction.  is now the industry standard.

All dowels are not equal and do not believe anyone who says one dowel size and centers will suit all slabs. When making a dowel selection we are aware of the effect the ground conditions, slab thickness, concrete strength and anticipated live and dead loads will have on the dowel.

Canzac are the only supplier in the country to offer our design load program developed by an engineer for engineers, the only plate dowel supplier to have had any independent testing performed on our plate dowel systems. Other plate suppliers have shown a 6mm speed plate limitation when comparing it to a 10mm plate and we agree with this totally, that is why we have a 10mm and even a 20mm, so why use a 10mm plate dowel when you can use a 6mm, also our sleeve is a single piece unit, not two, two pieces will and do split.

We know that a plate dowel has its limitations and can advise alternatives from our vast range.

 

DOWEL THICKNESS SELECTION

A plate selection we are working towards to give you a quick summary would be as below

Slabs on grade up to 150mm thick 6mm Speed Plate
175mm - 200mm thick slab on grade 10mm Speed Plate
225mm - 300mm thick slab on grade 20mm Speed Plate

 

P1040447

 

OTHER SYSTEMS

Check out the Speedbasket range we manufacture, which can incorporate a plate dowel and enable you to pour over and saw cut rather than nail onto your boxing.

 

SPEED PLATE INFORMATION AND CODES
PRODUCT 6mm Speed Plate Sleeve & 6x100x150 Plate 10mm Speed Plate Sleeve & 10x100x150mm Plate
CANZAC CODE 12 000 12 005

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