Bearings are used to transfer loads between parts of buildings and to allow these parts to move relative to each other. Two important types of bearings in building constructions are elastomeric bearings and elastomeric sliding bearings. Elastomeric bearings are particularly suitable for constructions with small and medium loads. They are elastic and, with the help of fixtures, transfer loads without constraint from the superstructure to the substructure. In addition, they allow for displacement in all directions as well as for rotation around all axes. Our bearings are available in many different designs that cover all requirements with regard to safe sliding and anchoring properties. Our elastomeric bearings can be combined with sliding elements for the construction of elastomeric sliding bearings.
The rubber we use in our elastomeric bearings is a macromolecular material. Under force, it can be stretched to multiples of its original length, and returns to its original shape when released. Rubber is resistant against ageing and can withstand adverse environmental conditions, including ozone and UV radiation. In accordance with DIN EN 1337-3, our elastomeric bearings are available as synthetic chloroprene rubber (CR) or natural rubber (NR) bearings. […]