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Machined Bases

Bolster Plates
Compressor Platforms
Grout Plate
Generator Pads
Motor Bases
Mounting Plates
Pump Foundations
Machine Pedestals
Steel Tables
Structural Steel
Sub Plates

Machine Beds
Machine Floor Plates

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Steel Plate Inventory
A36    Steel Plate
HRS   Hot Roll Steel
A514-T1 High Strength
A516   Pressure Vessel
A572   GRADE 50
1020   Chemistry 36ksi
   HRS  Annealed
4140   AN, HRS, PH


Sole Plates - Motor Mounting Plates, Compressor Platforms, Pump Foundations, Grout Plate

A Sole plate is a base plate grouted into a concrete foundation in order to provide vibration support and leveling support for a machine, such as a pump or a compressor. Depending upon the design engineering, there are usually bolt holes or pre-installed anchor bolts required to secure the feet of the machine to the machined plate. Often times, leveling pads or steel footings or shims are required in order to adjust to a flat, level surface during installation.

Although mainly used for inside machine floor support applications, many base plates are used to support heavy equipment such as compressors, generators, motors, and pumps outdoors. As an example, machine base plates are installed underneath machines located at utility distribution sites as well as alongside industrial buildings.  

Gas Pipeline Compressor Pads
Pump Platforms and Pump Bases
Power Generator Foundations
Motor Bases

Utility industry demands:

Gas transmission and distribution
Oil field derricks and pump transmission plants
Water mainline distribution facilities
Power distribution sub-stations

At Precision Grinding we cut, grind, and machine plate, such as ASTM A36, 1020, and HR Plate to customer specifications. Our specialty is to manufacture large, flat, parallel and square plate products, Blanchard or Precision Surface Ground, and machined to specifications. We are your "One-Stop Shop" for custom steel plate. Please, call us at 1-888-WE-GRIND with your next custom steel plate requirements.

US Motors definition of sole plate

A picture, Blanchard Grinding an Electric Motor Base

Another picture, prior to grinding  Machine Platform
Machine Mounting Plates
Examples of Sole Plates include: Motor Mounting plates, Compressor pads, Grout plates, Generator bases, Pump Foundations, Medical Equipment bases, and Control Tower steel pads.
Pre-drilled and machined to manufactured, specified hole locations,  sole plates and grout plates are used to mount motors, gas compressors, pumps, generators, utility control towers, and other types of machinery for natural gas pipeline distribution & long-distance transmission stations, water distribution locations, and power generation plants & power transmission sub-stations.
Custom machined, steel mounting plates made specifically for mounting a piece of machinery within a fenced-in and protected utility distribution sub-station will save field labor installation time, provide structural above the ground support, and help to insure protection against theft.

Structural Engineers specify machine base plates for longevity and for structural integrity, limiting internal machine failures as compared to allowing critical tolerance machines to sit upon simple concrete foundations. 

Do you require coatings applied for field storage? Paint?

Mounting- and grout plates are now being used to support outside equipment off the ground at many new industrial building sites.

Whatever your requirements, we will help you find the right solution at the right price.

We work with your engineers to fulfill the addition of optional leveling pads or leveling feet or other custom engineered supports or anchors.

Grinding Options:

Much less expensive than precision grinding to tolerances.

Sides, Ends, Edges
to 0.005

Offering options for  COST SAVING CHOICES.

Alternative definitions include as supporting base plates grouted into a concrete foundation, used for attaching the building's steel columns; as mounting plates for bridge supports connecting to a rock bank concrete pedestal or pad; and for Lab Machinery to not only provide vibration and structural support but also to provide heat dissipation.
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