Dead plate

(Mach.) a solid covering over a part of a fire grate, to prevent the entrance of air through that part.

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rack, dead plate, discharge chute, side frames, covers, rakes, drive
During container production, red hot jars move from the mold to a dead plate and then to a glass conveying chain.
Greg explains "the bottles went over a dead plate and the system put a lot of pressure on the bottles to get them into the cooler.
The Micropitch belt has been specifically designed for the smallest possible gaps in nose bar transfers by running over a 7mm diameter nose bar thus eliminating the need for dead plates.