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Slip-Resistant Systems

Sapa Extrusions North America


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DIAMONDBACK is an integrated system of


slipresistant* components and accessories that are
designed for improved safety on access, walking and
working surfaces. Extruded in 6061-T6 aluminum alloy,
then deeply textured, DIAMONDBACK products are
exceptionally strong, yet lightweight. The great-looking,
corrosion-resistant finish is virtually maintenance-free.
Easy to fabricate and install, DIAMONDBACK is ideal
for todays building needs. Choose from solid or
ventilated designsthe self-cleaning ventilated design

prevents the build-up of dirt, grease, snow, etc. Versatile


DIAMONDBACK is available in configurations and sizes
for every requirement:
DIAMONDBACK Stair Tread
DIAMONDBACK Deckplate
DIAMONDBACK Treadplate
DIAMONDBACK Access Step
DIAMONDBACK Ladder Rung

*Meets Federal Specifications RR-G-1602

Helicopter Landing Pad

Pulpwood Trailer

(Courtesy of Spector Manufacturing)

Mezzanine in Meat Packing Plant


(Courtesy of Cargill Food/Charlton & Hill)

Dock Ramp

DIAMONDBACK and EZ Grip are registered trademarks of Sapa Extrusions.

STAIR TREAD
DIAMONDBACK Stair Tread has high load carrying
capability. It features a reinforced nosing for added
strength and ready identification of the leading edge.
Satisfying a wide range of industrial applications in solid
or ventilated designs, Stair Tread is available in 7, 9,
10, 11 or 12 widths. It is also excellent as running
boards on emergency vehicles, platforms on movable
stairways and cantilevered safety ramps.

Rolling Steps with Solid Stair Tread


(Courtesy of Ballymore Company)

Scaffolding Steps with Ventilated Stair Tread for


restoration of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC.

7" STAIR TREAD


1.000"

(Courtesy of Universal Builders Supply, Inc.)


7.062

10" STAIR TREAD


1.000"
10.062

9" STAIR TREAD


1.500
9.062

11" STAIR TREAD


1.500
11.062

12" STAIR TREAD


1.500

Fire Truck Steps of Ventilated Stair Tread and


Bumper of Ventilated Deckplate
12.188

DECKPLATE
DIAMONDBACK Deckplate offers excellent strength and
stability for walkways, platforms, mezzanines, catwalks and
other unsupported structures. Solid and ventilated designs,
6 and 12 widths, and heights from 3/4 to 2 (in 1/4
increments) accommodate various load/span requirements.
Wider panels can be formed with the unique dovetail interlock.
6" Width
.750
to
2.000
Aircraft Service Platform fabricated from Solid Deckplate

6.0

(Courtesy of Container Research Corporation)

LIGHTWEIGHT DECKPLATE
...provides excellent strength and stability in
transportation and other industries where
reduced weight is a major consideration.
6.000

12" Width
.750
to
2.000
12.000

1.121

Water Treatment
Plant Floor
using Ventilated
Deckplate

ACCESSORIES:F IT BOTH 6 AND 12 WIDTHS,


STANDARD DECKPLATE OR EZ GRIP
Interlocking dovetail joins lengths
together to form integral, wider
panels. Additional welding may be
required for strength, depending on
the application.

Dovetail
Interlock
510541

EZ GRIP DECKPLATE

Clamp
Fixture

511351
511350

EZ Grip has all the benefits of standard Deckplate


(strength, corrosion-resistance, lightweight), but with a
less aggressive tread. Recommended for surfaces traversed by soft items (i.e. cardboard boxes) or bare feet.
Aluminum anchor clamp fastens Deckplate
to support beams use when panels may
need to be removed.T his accessory
remains below the surface and does not
interfere with foot traffic.D eckplate may
also be welded for permanent installation.

Toeboard
Interlocks to form
1 raised lip;i dentifies
edge and provides
positive wheel stop;
used with 3/4
and 1D eckplate.

.140"

(Depth of
texture .070)

510540

STANDARD DIAMONDBACK
1 x 12D ECKPLATE

515518

DIAMONDBACK EZ GRIP
1 x 12D ECKPLATE

530359

DIAMONDBACK EZ GRIP
11 2x 12 DECKPLATE

.062"
2.000"

(Depth of
texture .031)

516645

TREADPLATE SYSTEM
Versatile DIAMONDBACK Treadplate is
ideal for trailer and truck body flooring.
It is available in both standard and EZ
Grip Slip-Resistant surfaces.

Treadplate

(Courtesy of M.H. Eby, Inc.)

Item Width
12S td.Texture
12E Z Grip

Section #
5083731
5172501

T/FT
.966
.837

Standard DIAMONDBACK Texture


.140"
Serration
Height

.140" Serration
Height

#508373
.360"

EZ Grip DIAMONDBACK Texture


#517250
.360"

(Depth of texture .070")

12.000"

12.000"

This less aggressive texture is for


applications in
contact with bare
feet or soft items,
such as cardboard boxes.

.062"
Serration
Height

.062" Serration
Height

(Depth of texture .031")

ACCESS STEP
Use DIAMONDBACK Access Steps for safe access
to truck or tractor cabs, highway trailers, work boats
and ships, plus working areas around machinery and
loading platforms. Access Steps are sold completely
assembled to specified length, 5 wide and ready for
installation. They are offered in solid and ventilated
designs, both with serrated leading edge.

Fire Engine with Ventilated Access Step

2.000
5.000

Rollout Assembly With Ventilated Access Step

LADDER RUNG
Heady-duty DIAMONDBACK Ladder Rungs are
designed for ladders, narrow steps and other safetyconscious applications. Solid and ventilated designs are
both 1-3/4 wide, cut-to-length. Ends can be custom
fabricated to allow for welding or other fastening
methods.

1.390

2.105 TYP

0.395 TYP

Pulpwood Trailer with Ventilated Ladder Rung

1.826

When determining custom length in the ventilated style, symmetry of the


Diamondback pattern should be considered for maximum aesthetics.

DIAMONDBACK in use

Shopping Center Safety Roof Walk

(England) (Courtesy of Steelway-Fensecure)

Grandstand Wheelchair Access Area

Fire and Emergency Apparatus


Access Steps, Platforms and Running Boards

LOAD TABLES
LOAD TABLES
LOAD TABLES

STAIR TREAD
Size

Ventilated

Solid

Section
Moment
Modulus (in3) of Inertia (in4)

1' - 0" 1' - 6" 2' - 0" 2' - 6" 3' - 0" 3' - 6" 4' - 0" 4' - 6" 5' - 0"

U 5120 2275
D .075 .108
7" Stair
510868
999054
.244
.150
Tread 1.855 lbs./ft. 1.666 lbs./ft.
C 1493 995
Section
Moment
D .050 1'.086
- 0"
Ventilated Modulus
Size
Solid
(in3) of Inertia (in4)
U 10163 4516
U 5120
D .050 .076
9" Stair 510964
999056
.570
D .075
Stairlbs./ft.
510868
999054 .658
2.608 lbs./ft.
Tread 7"2.857
.244
.150C 3811 2541
Tread 1.855 lbs./ft. 1.666 lbs./ft.
C 1493
D .032 .060
D .050
U 5975 2552
U 10163
.081
.049
D
10" Stair
515491
999145
.230
D .050
Stairlbs./ft.
510964
999056 .396
2.737 lbs./ft.
Tread 9"2.924
.658
.570
C 2505 1668
Tread 2.857 lbs./ft. 2.608 lbs./ft.
C 3811
D .039 .075
D .032
U 10129 4502
U 5975
D .039 .076
11" Stair 511676
999075
.692
D .049
Stairlbs./ft.
515491
999145 .803
3.435
3.123 lbs./ft.
Tread 10"
.396
.230C 4643 3095
Tread 2.924 lbs./ft. 2.737 lbs./ft.
C 2505
D .031 .061
D .039
U 11185 4971
U 10129
D .065 .110
12" Stair 514282
999091
.762
D .039
Stairlbs./ft.
511676
999075 .896
3.848
3.406 lbs./ft.
Tread 11"
.803
.692C 5680 3787
Tread 3.435 lbs./ft. 3.123 lbs./ft.
C 4643
D .060 .090
D .031

1280
.250
746
1'.157
- 6"
2541
2275
.134
.108
1905
995
.107
.086
1491
4516
.194
.076
1250
2541
.155
.060
2532
2552
.135
.081
2321
1668
.108
.075
2796
4502
.190
.076
2840
3095
.150
.061

819
.300
597
2'.240
- 0"
1625
1280
.210
.250
1524
746
.168
.157
954
2541
.280
.134
1000
1905
.244
.107
1620
1491
.211
.194
1857
1250
.169
.155
1790
2532
.30
.135
2272
2321
.240
.108

569
.433
497
2'.346
- 6"
1129
819
.302
.300
1270
597
.242
.240
661
1625
.437
.210
831
1524
.350
.168
1125
954
.304
.280
1547
1000
.243
.244
1243
1620
.430
.211
1893
1857
.380
.169

3' - 0" 3' - 6" 4' - 0"


634
829
569
.411 .742
.433
1089 952
497
.329 .430
.346
370
483
634
1129 829
.580 .776
.302 .411 .742
621
708
1270 1089 952
.472 .622
.242 .329 .430
500
633
826
370
483
661
.414 .541 .684
.437 .580 .776
1326 1160 1031
621
708
831
.331 .433 .547
.350 .472 .622
552
699
913
633
1125 826
.580 .760 .970
.304 .414 .541
1623 1420 1262
1547 1326 1160
.470 .610 .770
.243 .331 .433

4' - 6" 5' - 0"

11185
.065
5680
.060

4971
.110
3787
.090

2796
.190
2840
.150

1790
.30
2272
.240

1243
.430
1893
.380

699
.760
1420
.610

447
552
.970 1.461
1262 1136
.770 1.024

3 - 0

3 - 6

STAIR TREAD

12" Stair 514282


999091
Tread 3.848 lbs./ft. 3.406 lbs./ft.

.896

TREADPLATE
Section
Modulus (in3)

Section

508373
& 517250
1.966
lbs./ft.

Moment of
Inertia (in4)

1 - 0

U
D
.0309
.00815
C
D of
Section
Moment
Section

TREADPLATE
508373
& 517250
1.966
lbs./ft.

Modulus (in3)

Inertia (in4)

.0309

.00815

LADDER RUNG
Solid

Ventilated

390
.107
195
.197
U
D
C
D

U
D
C
D

.762

1 - 6

2 - 0

2 - 6

390
.107
195
.197

173
.241
130
.664

97
.428
97
1.574

LADDER RUNG

5 ACCESS STEP
Span
5 step
Assembly
999099

5 - 0

5 - 6

.08265

.11728

62
.669
77
3.075

42
.963
64
5.314

31
1.311
54
8.438

23
1.712
47
12.596

18
2.166
41
17.934

15
2.675
39
24.601

404
.960
928
.676
447
404
500
1.461
.684 .960
1136
1031 928
1.024
.547 .676

6 - 0

1' - 0"
14639

2' - 0"
3656

3' - 0"
1622

4' - 0"
910

.012

.048

.108

.192

1485

742

494
Span 369

.016 1' -.064


0" 3' -.256
0" 4' - 0"
0" 2' -.144
U
14639 3656
1622
910
D

.012

.048

.108

1485

742

494

369

.016

.064

.144

.256

12
3.236
33
32.743

10
3.851
30
42.510

Footnotes: 1. Load data shown is based on the ventilated version


of each section, except for Treadplate which
is based on the solid version.
2. All values are based on simple spans with the exception
of the ladder rung which assumes a fixed span.
Footnotes:
1. Load
data showngiven
is based
on the on
ventilated
3. Loads
and deflections
are based
a tensileversion
of each
except
for Treadplate
which
bending
stresssection,
of 19,000
psi material
6061-T6.
is based on the solid version.
2. All values are based on simple spans with the exception
of the ladder rung which assumes a fixed span.
3. Loads and deflections given are based on a tensile
bending stress of 19,000 psi material 6061-T6.

Span

Moment
of Inertia (in4)

Section
Modulus (in3)

999114
.745 lbs./ft.

4 - 6

U - Uniform Load (lbs./sq. ft.)


D - Deflection (Inches)
C - Concentrated Load (lbs.)

173
97
62
42
31
23
18
15
12
10
.241
.428
.669
.963
1.311
1.712
2.166
2.675
3.236
3.851
130
97
77
64
54
47
41
39
33
30
.664
1.574
3.075
5.314
8.438
12.596 17.934 24.601 32.743 42.510
1 - 0 1 - 6 2 - 0 2 - 6 3 - 0 3 - 6 4 - 0 4 - 6 5 - 0 5 - 6 6 - 0

D
514910
999114
.11728
.08265
.790 lbs./ft.
.745 lbs./ft.
MomentC
Section
Solid
Ventilated
4
of Inertia (in
Modulus (in3)
D)
514910
.790 lbs./ft.

4 - 0

913
.580
1623
.470

U - Uniform Load (lbs./sq. ft.)


D - Deflection (Inches)
C - Concentrated Load (lbs.)

.192

10

16

20

26

30

36

40

46

50

56

60

66

70

11736

5216

2934

1878

1304

958

734

580

469

388

326

278

240

.090

.140

.200

1.950

C
Span
D

2445

1630

D
.060
.070
5 ACCESS
STEP

5 step
Assembly
999099

.280

.360

.450

.560

.680

.810

1.800

1223
978
815
699
10
16
20
26
30
.040
.050
.070
.130
.160
.220
U
11736
5216
2934
1878
1304

611

543

489

445

408

376

958

36

.290

40
.360
734

46
.450
580

50
.540
469

56
.650
388

60
.810
326

349
66
.880
278

.060

.070

.090

.140

.200

.280

.360

.450

.560

.680

.810

1.800

2445

1630

1223

978

815

699

611

543

489

445

408

376

349

.040

.050

.070

.130

.160

.220

.290

.360

.450

.540

.650

.810

.880

SLIP-RESISTANCE
SLIP-RESISTANCE

SLIP-RESISTANCE

88

70
240
1.950

Values are an average of five sole materials (leather, Hypalon,


an independent
laboratory
TestsTests
by anby
independent
laboratory
show show

Neolite, shoe rubber and boot rubber) tested in three directions


DIAMONDBACK
products
exceed
DIAMONDBACK
products
exceed
the the slip(diagonal, longitudinal and transverse) across a dry surface.
resistance requirements
requirementsofof
Federal Specislipresistance
Federal
fication
DIAMONDBACK
alsoshow
Specification
RR-G-1602.
DIAMONDBACK
also
Values areAccess
an average
of five sole materials (leather, Hypalon,
TestsRR-G-1602.
by an independent
laboratory
DIAMONDBACK
Step

demonstrates
more
slip-resistance
than
bar slipDIAMONDBACK
Treadplate
Neolite, shoe
rubber and boot rubber) tested in three directions
demonstrates
more
slip-resistance
than
bar
DIAMONDBACK products exceed the
DIAMONDBACK
Deckplate
(diagonal, longitudinal
and transverse) across a dry surface.
grating
and
rolled
tread
plate. of Federal Specigrating
and
rolled
tread
plate.
resistance
requirements
DIAMONDBACK Ladder Rung
DIAMONDBACKS
superior
performance is also
DIAMONDBACK Stair Tread
fication RR-G-1602.
DIAMONDBACK
DIAMONDBACK Access Step
important,
sincesuperior
accidents
caused by falls
Fed. Spec., Aluminum
DIAMONDBACKS
is are
demonstrates
moreperformance
slip-resistance
thana bar
DIAMONDBACK Treadplate
Bar Grating
leading
cause
ofrolled
workplace
injuries
DIAMONDBACK Deckplate
important,
since
accidents
caused
by fallsand
arelost
grating
and
tread
plate.
Rolled Tread Plate
DIAMONDBACK Ladder Rung
productivity.
Specify
DIAMONDBACK
for
a leadingDIAMONDBACKS
cause of workplacesuperior
injuries and
lost
performance
is
DIAMONDBACK Stair Tread
60
70
80
90
100
110
120
130
140
150
improved
safety
in
access,
walking
and
working
productivity.
Specify
DIAMONDBACK
for improved
important,
since
accidents caused
by falls are a
Fed. Spec., Aluminum
Pounds of Force*
surfaces.
Bar Grating
safety inleading
access,cause
walking
workinginjuries
surfaces.
of and
workplace
and lost *Force in pounds acting to cause a 175 Lb. weight to move 1.
Rolled Tread Plate
productivity. Specify DIAMONDBACK for
60
70
80
90
100
110
120
130
140
150
improved safety in access, walking and working
Pounds of Force*

LOAD TABLES
LOAD TABLES
6" WIDE DECKPLATE
Size

3/4" x 6"

1" x 6"

1-1/4" x 6"

1-1/2" x 6"

1-3/4" x 6"

2" x 6"

Solid

511565
1.417
lbs./ft.

511564
1.643
lbs./ft.

511566
1.870
lbs./ft.

511567
2.096
lbs./ft.

511680
2.323
lbs./ft.

511679
2.548
lbs./ft.

Section

Ventilated Modulus (in3)


999067
1.228
lbs./ft.

999068
1.454
lbs./ft.

999069
1.681
lbs./ft.

999070
1.907
lbs./ft.

999073
2.134
lbs./ft.

999074
2.359
lbs./ft.

Moment of
Inertia (in4)

.06097

.1315

.13624

.2272

.25111

.3499

.40755

.4724

.61573

.6207

.88034

.7858

2' - 0"

2' - 6"

3' - 0"

3' - 6"

4' - 0"

4' - 6"

5' - 0"

833

533

370

272

208

164

133

5' - 6"

6' - 0"

.246

.384

.553

1.078

1.110

1.344

2.180

416

333

278

238

208

185

166

.203

.307

.443

.602

.787

.996

1.229

1439

921

640

470

360

284

230

190

160

.247

.297

.428

.897

.953

1.053

1.744

1.803

1.956

6' - 6"

7' - 0"

7' - 6"

8' - 0"

8' - 6"

Spans to the left of the heavy line will


give deflection less than 1/4" for a
uniform load of 100 lbs./sq. ft.

720

576

480

411

360

320

288

262

240

.152

.238

.342

.466

.608

.770

.950

1.150

1.369

2216

1418

985

723

554

438

355

293

246

210

181

.192

.248

.357

.487

.635

1.272

1.343

1.460

1.567

1.678

3.113

1108

887

739

633

554

493

443

403

369

341

317

.132

.199

.286

.389

.508

.643

.794

.961

1.144

1.342

1.581

2992

1915

1330

977

748

591

478

396

332

283

244

213

187

.232

.291

.335

.687

.743

.815

.890

.999

1.189

2.258

2.409

2.52

2.763

1496

1197

997

855

748

665

598

544

499

460

427

399

374

.121

.165

.238

.326

.423

.535

.661

.800

.951

1.117

1.295

1.487

1.692

3931

2516

1747

1284

983

777

629

520

437

372

321

280

246

218

.155

.180

.259

.443

.480

.582

.718

.869

1.034

1.214

1.408

1.838

1.912

2.076

1966

1573

1311

1123

983

874

786

715

655

605

562

524

491

463

.103

.144

.207

.282

.368

.465

.575

.695

.827

.971

1.126

1.293

1.471

1.660

4977

3185

2212

1625

1244

983

796

658

553

471

406

354

311

276

.155

.159

.229

.464

.491

.543

.636

.770

.916

1.075

1.247

1.718

1.806

1.922

2488

1991

1659

1422

1244

1106

995

905

829

766

711

664

622

585

.091

.127

.183

.256

.326

.412

.509

.616

.733

.860

.997

1.145

1.302

1.470

LIGHTWEIGHT DECKPLATE
1-1/4" x 6"

508456

999014

1.287

1.098

lbs./ft.

lbs./ft.

29101

.80014

739

473

328

241

182

146

118

98

82

70

60

53

46

.183

.220

.320

.440

.570

1.179

1.300

1.405

1.460

1.881

2.724

3.000

3.460

370

296

246

211

185

164

148

134

123

114

106

99

93

.133

.180

.260

.350

.460

.613

.710

.860

1.03

1.20

1.61

1.69

1.82

5' - 6"

6' - 0"

6' - 6"

7' - 0"

7' - 6"

8' - 0"

12" WIDE DECKPLATE


Size

Solid

Ventilated

Section
Modulus (in3)

Moment of
Inertia (in4)

2' - 0"

2' - 6"

3' - 0"

3' - 6"

4' - 0"

4' - 6"

5' - 0"

803

514

357

262

201

158

128

.26

.406

.585

.796

1.042

1.311

1.619

803

643

535

459

401

357

321

.208

.325

.468

.678

.831

1.054

1.299

1328

850

590

433

332

262

212

175

147

.199

.312

.448

.610

.797

1.008

1.299

1.502

1.787

1328

1062

885

759

664

590

531

483

442

.182

.249

.359

.489

.638

.807

.996

1.206

1.433

1959

1253

870

639

489

387

313

259

217

185

160

.185

.256

.369

.502

.656

.882

1.025

1.239

1.473

1.734

2.001

1959

1567

1306

1119

979

870

783

712

653

602

559

.131

.205

.296

.402

.526

.664

.819

.993

1.182

1.386

1.608

2612

1671

1161

853

653

516

418

345

290

247

213

185

163

.184

.214

.308

.485

.547

.692

.855

1.033

1.230

1.443

1.673

1.915

2.184

2612

2089

1741

1492

1306

1161

1044

949

870

803

746

696

653

.109

.171

.246

.335

.438

.554

.683

.827

.984

1.154

1.340

1.537

1.750

3366

2154

1496

1099

841

665

538

445

374

318

274

239

210

186

.221

.259

.283

.412

.473

.599

.739

.895

1.066

1.248

1.446

1.662

1.891

2.134

3366

2693

2244

1923

1683

1496

1346

1224

1122

1035

961

897

841

792

.099

.148

.213

.290

.379

.479

.592

.716

.852

1.000

1.159

1.378

1.515

1.711

4193

2683

1863

1369

1048

828

671

554

466

397

342

298

262

232

.187

.197

.251

.320

.418

.529

.653

.789

.940

1.104

1.279

1.468

1.671

1.886

4193

3354

2795

2396

2096

1863

1677

1524

1397

1290

1198

1118

1048

986

.084

.131

.188

.256

.334

.423

.522

.632

.752

.883

1.024

1.181

1.337

1.509

U
3/4" x 12"

1" x 12"

1-1/4" x 12"

1-1/2" x 12"

1-3/4" x 12"

2" x 12"

511281
2.746
lbs./ft.

510540
3.055
lbs./ft.

511282
3.364
lbs./ft.

511283
3.673
lbs./ft.

511677
3.983
lbs./ft.

511678
4.292
lbs./ft.

999058
2.368
lbs./ft.

999053
2.677
lbs./ft.

999059
2.986
lbs./ft.

999060
3.295
lbs./ft.

999071
3.605
lbs./ft.

999072
3.914
lbs./ft.

.2538

.4194

.6186

.8249

1.0631

1.3242

.11116

.23981

.42965

.68768

1.02351

1.44484

8' - 6"

Spans to the left of the heavy line will


give deflection less than 1/4" for a
uniform load of 100 lbs./sq. ft.

All statements, technical information and recommendations contained in this publication are represented in good faith, based upon tests believed to be reliable and practical field experience.The reader is cautioned however, that the manufacturer cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information and it is the customers' responsibility to determine the
suitability of the manufacturer's products in any design or application.

Sapa Extrusions North America


53 Pottsville Street
Cressona, PA 17929-0129
Phone: 800-233-3165
FAX: 800-252-4646