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 the equivalent size and spacing of SPEED PLATE dowels when substituted for conventional smooth round dowels.
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.