Bridgewell Resources offers emtek™ Heavy Equipment Mats, which are engineered mats used to enable heavy equipment to operate on unstable or soft soil conditions. Examples of these types of conditions can be seen in the emtek collage document to the right.
emtek mats have specific design values and properties that can be found in the engineering information provided in the emtek design guide, available for download to the right.
Emtek mats are engineered to support specified loads, and each mat is proof-loaded to 1.5 times the allowable load at the manufacturing facility to certify these values.
Let us help you select the right mats for your specific needs – we can help you choose the right thickness, width and length of mat needed, depending on the soil, application and type of equipment being used. And since the mats are engineered and tested before leaving the plant, you can be sure that the quality and engineering values are reliable.
Emtek mats can also offer significant savings in shipping and freight costs. Comparable strength results from a thicker standard timber mat can be achieved through a thinner, lighter emtek mat.
The emtek Manufacturing Process:
The process to make an engineered glue-laminated mat first begins by machining rough timber boards to the proper dimensions for laminating.
Boards are first ripped to a width that will ultimately yield the mat thickness.
Ripped boards are then surfaced on the top and bottom to prepare a uniform surface for laminating.
Next, adhesive is applied to each lamination.
Each lamination is set on edge and nested into the lay-up to create an un-pressed billet. Lay-up enters press.
Billets are pressed using heat and pressure.
The pressed billets are machined to final dimensions.
Billets are machined to receive connecting hardware.
Each billet is proof loaded to ensure adequate strength and quality.
Billets are then fastened together to achieve the required mat width.
Finished emtek mats are inventoried by Bridgewell at our strategically-located facilities throughout the United States. Contact us today to learn more.