A tried and tested, free-moving linear bearing for the transfer of loads, movements and rotation in buildings. The high-quality EPDM elastomeric core, the special silicone grease, the low-friction, impact-resistant sliding foils and the PTFE Teflon coatings have been formulated to suit practical requirements and tested successfully. Central transfer of forces Adhesive tape Elastomeric load-bearing core Horizontal elastic deformation Such large movements, which mainly occur during the construction phase shrinkage, creep , are made possible by the specific design of these bearings, with their very low friction values. The independent MPA Institute in Stuttgart has carried out friction tests and confirms that the sliding friction value for
EKR - Rubber Pad & Strip
ELASTOMERIC STRIP SEAL JOINT - Kanta Rubber Pvt. Ltd.
If you take a look at the various bridges that span the roads, rivers, and railways of our country, you might wonder how they are constructed and what ensures that they are safe to use at all times. Some of the major components of a bridge construction that make it resilient and reliable are elastomeric bearings. While bridges can appear to be sturdy and rigid, they must be flexible too and this can only be achieved by using elastomeric bearing pads along with other load-bearing and -distributing components. The bearing pad is typically installed between the bridge beam and the vertical supports and piers. This ensures that weight imposed on the superstructure is properly distributed to all the substructures.
Guided Elastomeric Bearing Pads
SKT plain rubber strips and pads are made up of a natural rubber compound which complies to latest standard EN These bearings are made without any reinforcing plates and are not recommended for high loads and bridge structures. SKT rubber strips and pads are available in 2 metre lengths with a wide range of widths and thicknesses available, providing a heavy duty load carrying capacity and allowing deflection and rotation, as these are only suitable for low pressure and static loads.
Non-reinforced bearing devices are best specified when the load, rotation and horizontal deflection are minimal. The addition of internal steel plates or laminates increases the vertical load bearing capacity and the amount of horizontal deflection which can be accommodated by the bearing device. Laminated bearing assemblies are molded to any shape or size. The internal steel plates are vulcanize-bonded to alternating layers of elastomer during the molding process. The addition of a low-friction sliding surface allows a standard laminated elastomeric bearing device to accommodate unlimited horizontal displacement without increasing the height of the bearing assembly.