The laminated elastomeric bearing is an elastomeric rubber block reinforced with steel plates vulcanized when built.
This bearing is the connection between a structure and its support, and should make the following possible through elastic deformation:
- transmission of normal forces;
- horizontal movements (if that is the case);
- in case of structure rotation in any direction (if that is the case);
- in case transmission of horizontal forces, within defined limits (if that is the case).
Types of elastomeric bearings:
- standard bearings;
- bearings with anchor plates;
- bearings with sliding surface;
- restrained bearings.
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MECHANICAL POT BEARINGS
The Tetron CD bearing is composed of an elastomer disk confined in a cylindrical space limited by a hollow base and a piston. Thus it behaves like an uncompressible liquid and can transmit very high loads and absorb rotations of the structure.
- resistance from low to very high vertical loads;
- transmission of high vertical and horizontal forces within small overall dimensions;
- high amplitude movement capacity in one or two horizontal directions with a very low coefficient of friction and without any elastic return force;
- high rotation amplitude along any horizontal axis, with a low resisting moment;
- very high resistance to dynamic loads.
Types of Tetron bearings:
- Tetron CD/FX
- Tetron CD/GL (free sliding)
- Tetron CD/GG (guided sliding)
- Tetron CD special – any of the types above can have a special, anti-uplift feature.