|| LCL's Elastomeric Bearings have been designed
to be very easy to install, maintenance-free and cost-effective. The
product has been successfully used in a broad range of applications
which include: bridges, viaducts, high rise buildings, stadiums and
The use of natural rubber, or neoprene, in the elastomeric bearing
has enabled it to dominated the bridge Industry because of the material's
flexibility over a range of applications. Such applications include
anti-vibration mounts for machinery, dampers for bridges and buildings,
and noise insulation for buildings. In regions of the world which
are prone to earthquakes or significant seismic events, LCL's Elastomeric
Bearings are designed to act as dampers which help prevent structural
failure. The bearings are also commonly used to inhibit the transmission
of vibration through large structures, such as road ways in close
proximity with, or connected to, sensitive structures.
Natural rubber is used where applications require its superior
physical and mechanical characteristics in cold weather climates
and its very high damping coefficient in zones of high seismic activity.
Neoprene is used in applications where oil and ozone resistance
The Elastomeric Bearing is manufactured through the process of
interleaving, and then hot vulcanizing, steel shims with rubber
layers. The resultant laminated Elastomeric Bearing pad accommodates
linear structural movements through the its ability to sustain shear
deformation, and rotational movements because of the bearing's ability
to sustain compression deformation.
In applications where there are large linear movements the most
cost effective solution is to deploy a two part bearing assembly.
This assembly features, on the bottom, an Elastomeric laminated
Bearing which has a Teflon (PTFE) sheet moulded to its top surface,
and on the top, a mirror-finished stainless steel plate.
The combination of using highest quality elastomer coupled with
the know-how and expertise for moulding techniques make LCL's Elastomeric
Bearings very durable and reliable.