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How to Order SlipNOT® Coated Diamond Tread Plate

July 19, 2012

SlipNOT® is the cutting edge technology for slip resistance.  By adding SlipNOT®’s coating to diamond tread plate, the flooring is transformed into a safe and productive walking surface.

The SlipNOT® surface is most effective when applied over smooth floor plate, however, it will dramatically increase the slip resistance and surface friction of diamond tread plates.  SlipNOT® is an all metal plasma stream deposition process that creates a file like surface over 100% of the diamond tread plate in a series of peaks and valleys in a random cross hatched matrix.

Existing diamond checker plates can be sent to our Detroit, Michigan facility for the SlipNOT® application or new material can be purchased as replacements.  The SlipNOT® surface can be applied to steel, aluminum, or stainless steel diamond tread plate.

How to order diamond tread plate:

  1. Determine thickness of material required
    • Determine expected loading on surface(s)
    • Determine maximum clear span opening(s), if any.
    • Consult with a qualified structural engineer for thickness of material required
  2.  Determine alloy or finish requirements
    • For wet areas or material exposed to the elements
      • Non-ferrous alloys required – or
      • Galvanized steel finish recommended
      • Steel can also be primed / painted with appropriate weather / corrosion resistant material –contact SlipNOT® for limitations on paint applications to insure slip-resistance of surface is not degraded.
    • Determined expected usage of area
      • Aluminum SlipNOT® surface is not appropriate for heavy duty use.
      • Determine Grade of SlipNOT® Surface required
      • Grade 3 – steel is intended for the heaviest duty usage
  3. Determine if special shapes or additional fabrication are required – provide sketch or fabrication drawings where appropriate.
    • Kick plates required
    • Formed nosings or risers required?
    • Key hole / window cut outs required?
    • Process piping cut-outs or slots required?
  4. Determine if additional stiffeners or support beams/structures are required for application – provide sketch or fabrication drawings where appropriate.
  5. Determine diamond tread plate attachment method
    • Material to be bolted in place
      • Countersunk hole sizes, locations, and spacings required
    • Material to be welded into place
      • Plug weld holes required?
      • Do edges require beveling to allow for weld seam?
      • Does the SlipNOT® surface need to be masked from edges to allow for grinding and polishing of weld seam?
        1. Note-the SlipNOT® surface is fully weldable either directly or from the opposite side.
        2. Heat distortion stains are possible and, if these need to be removed, it is best to mask the SlipNOT® surface back from the weld areas to allow for easier surface polishing.
    • Material to be installed without mechanical attachments
      • Note – the heat of the SlipNOT® application and any fabrication processes can cause plate material to bow.  Bowing is a function of coil memory within individual plates and cannot be predicted prior to application.  Because of this, it is recommended that plates are mechanically attached during installation.
      • Material chosen should be sufficiently heavy to resist any lateral forces applied to plates to prevent material from shifting under expected loads creating a hazard.
  6. Determine if mounting angles or mounting plates are required – provide sketch or fabrication drawings where appropriate.
  7. Determine lead time available for material production –
    • Typically, SlipNOT® material is available 2 – 3 weeks after receipt of order and approved fabrication details (4 -5 weeks for galvanized material) – lead times are examples only and subject to change.  Contact a SlipNOT® sales representative for lead times for your specific project.
    • Stock sized materials are generally available with shorter lead times.  These stock plates can be fabricated to required sizes.
      • SlipNOT® does not recommend forming SlipNOT® coated material.  Contact a representative for further information.
  8. Provide quantities, lengths, widths for pieces required.  Include fabrication details of the diamond tread plate where appropriate.
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