Speed Plate

Plate Dowel System

Speed Plate is a patented sleeve and steel plate dowel system. 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. Speed Plate system is comprised of a high density plastic sleeve pocket former and insert to properly position the load plate dowel for axial and lateral shrinkage capability. Steel load plate dowel is manufactured from hot rolled steel plate meeting ASTM A36.

Sika Greenstreak’s Speed Plate® reduces the number of dowels required when compared with conventional doweling systems. Speed Plate® will allow the installer to increase the spacing between dowels, further reducing labor and material costs. The spacing chart above is conservative and is based on spacing recommendations in accordance with ACI 360R-10.   Advantages:
  • Larger steel plates provide greater overall surface area to reduce bearing stresses on concrete
  • Non-tapered plate profile ensures consistent bearing stresses at joint face and full depth of dowel
  • Engineered to provide optimal use of steel
  • Integral, patented sleeve insert eliminates lateral restraint between concrete sections
  • A doweling method in accordance with:
ACI 302 Guide for Concrete Floor and Slab Construction   ACI 330 Guide for the Design and Construction of Concrete Parking Lots ACI 360 Design of Slabs-on-Ground
  • One-piece design with alignment marks and preinstalled nails makes installation quick and easy
  • Ensures proper dowel alignment at a construction joint
  • Reduces labor
  • No form drilling required
  • No greasing, spinning, removing, or replacing of dowels