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Deadplate = Equipment Life

Posted by on July 2, 2013

Redco™ polyurethanes come in a variety of hardnesses useful in many sawmill applications. Our hardest urethanes are used in bearings and sprockets in many sawmills. However, just as popular is our softest urethane: 52A durometer “Deadplate”. Deadplate serves one purpose very well – it absorbs shock and stops kinetic energy flat. As a softer elastomer, Redco™ Deadplate has full rebound properties and will regain its shape no matter how much it is compressed. It is designed to spend its life taking a huge beating, absorbing energy, eliminating rebound and prolonging your equipment’s life. That’s what it does, that’s all it does. It might not be the most “glamorous” job – but it does it very well.

In sawmills, impact is a major issue with logs pounding against equipment. This can eventually lead to damage and other problems caused by rebound, not to mention the noise of logs hitting metal. In conjunction with our manufacturer, we can produce Redco™ Deadplate to-order in whatever profile you might need. Check out this short YouTube video showing our Deadplate at work:

We can provide samples of the material for your review and would be glad to answer any questions you might have on  Redco™ Deadplate.

Contact us:


CDN: 1 800 667 0999

USA: 1 866 733 2684


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