Elastomeric bearings are built to withstand loads and simultaneous deformation in any direction, while allowing for minor rotations in any of the bearing’s axes. These bearings can be made entirely of rubber (natural or synthetic) or can be reinforced with special sheet steel to increase capacity and transversal strength. Bearings can also be produced with special anchor plates or with sliding surfaces to improve the structure’s displacement capacity. They can be manufactured in rectangular or circular shape according to customer requirements.
This kind of bearing can withstand vertical loads of up to 22000 kN.
The reference European Standard Code is EN 1337-3.