Redco Deadplate by Redwood Plastics is a shock absorbing polyurethane design for use in lumber mills. Deadplate’s elastomeric properties cushion the blow of lumber reducing rebound and protecting machinery. Getting a quote on a custom Deadplate application isn’t as complicated as you might think. You need to be able to provide four pieces of information:
- Size (length x width) of impact zone to be covered
- Maximum weight of lumber that may hit the Deadplate
- Maximum dimensions of lumber being processed
- Speed the lumber hits the impact zone (important!)
Based off that information the Redwood Plastics representative can figure out a design. Usually the Deadplate has a metal backing it is bonded to and is then bonded to a face of either steel or Redco 500 urethane – essentially creating a “sandwich”. The Redco 500 is the most popular except in cases of very large lumber being processed. The process from gathering information, to design, to quote is usually 24-36 hours.
If you’re interested in Redco Deadplate for your sawmill or planarmill, contact Redwood Plastics today.