ARROW® PU (PolyUrethane) Elite Competition Bumper Plates
What makes ARROW® PU (polyurethane) weight plates Elite?
ARROW® Commercial-grade Elite weight plates are built to withstand punishment in a busy commercial facility. A popular choice for serious lifters as the PU Olympic plates absorption impact and create minimal bounce ensuring safety for the lifter and the equipment.
Made entirely of dense polyurethane, the ARROW® PU Elite Olympic Plate will prove to be a worthy investment. The finish of these plate is equal to non. Better than 99% of available Olympic plates on the market, makes PU a must have for your gym.
These plates will far surpass your expectations of how an Olympic plate should perform and last.
Diameter 450mm (IWF standard)
Matte outer surface
Finished with raised lettering
Collar opening 50.4mm
140mm hard chrome insert
Weight tolerance +/- 1% of claimed weight
Black 5kg (22mm thick plate)
Green 10kg (40mm thick plate)
Yellow 15kg (46mm thick plate)
Blue 20kg (53mm thick plate)
Red 25kg (58mm thick plate)
Drop test to 12,000 drops
Competition standards IWF
2-year commercial warranty on 10,15,20, 25kg+
1-year warranty on 5kg plates
Made for the commercial environment
Colour code and large numbers for easy identification
Made from super-tough PolyUrethane
Odourless (PU doesn’t smell)
Polyurethane has a high shore durometer rating, meaning more of a dead bounce than a traditional rubber bumper plate.
PU doesn’t tear, mold, or fall apart
WHY IS POLYURETHANE “PU” BETTER
Parts made of polyurethane will often outwear other materials when severe abrasion is a factor. It has been proven to be vastly superior to rubber plastics and metal in many applications.
Oil and Solvent Resistant
Polyurethane has excellent resistance to oils, solvents, fats, greases, and gasoline.
Load Bearing Capacity
Polyurethane has a higher load-bearing capacity than any conventional rubber. Because of this characteristic, it is an ideal material for load wheels heavy duty couplings, metal-forming pads, shock pads, expansion joints, and machine mounts.
Tear-strength ranges between 500-100 lbs/linear inch, which is far superior to rubbers. As a result, urethane is often used as drive belts, diaphragms, roll covers, cutting pads, gaskets, and chute liners.
Polyurethane has outstanding resistance to oxygen, ozone, sunlight, and general weather conditions.
Excellent Noise Abatement Properties
The hard urethanes are now being used as gears in products where engineers desire sound reduction. The soft urethane is used to replace rubber for improved sound/vibration dampening.
Most formulations offer extremely high flex-life and can be expected to outlast other elastomer materials where this feature is an important requirement. Dust boots, bellows, diaphragms, belts, couplings and similar products are made from urethane for this reason.
Heat and Cold Resistant
Continuous use above 225°F is not recommended nor is urethane recommended in hot water over 175°F. At low temperatures, polyurethane will remain flexible down to – 90°F. A gradual stiffening will occur at 0°F, but will not become pronounce until much lower temperature is obtained.