RUBBER BEARINGS/ BRIDGE PADS
Bridge bearings transmit loads and motions from the deck to the substructure and foundations. Internal deformation (elastomeric), sliding (PTFE), or rolling are the fundamental mechanisms that accommodate movements in highway bridge bearings. Various combinations of these processes have evolved into a wide range of bearings. Natural rubber and chloroprene are used to make elastomeric structural bearing pads of the highest quality.
Bridge bearings carry loads and motions from the deck to the piers. Laminated Neoprene Bridge Bearings and Laminate Elastomeric Bearings, as well as ptfe Teflon sliding bearings, are imported and manufactured locally by KRS. We make neoprene bridge bearings, elastomeric pads, high damping rubber bearings, expansion joints, PTFE sliding bearings, and sliding bearings to ASTM specifications at KRS.
The compounds meet internationally recognised standards such as MOPT, EN, BS, ASTM, AASHTO, and others. To meet specific applications, a variety of hardnesses is provided, ranging from 50 ShA to 70 ShA. Bearing Pads in Use; A bridge is made up of a bridge deck supported by piers. Bridge bearings are utilised to handle motions such as thermal expansion, vehicular movement, and weight to piers in order to keep reaction forces and bending movement within the structure's safety limits. Neoprene, like natural rubber, is an excellent engineering material for bridge bearings because it is extremely elastic and sufficiently soft to handle these motions while absorbing and isolating energy from impacts and vibrations.
Bridge bearings, laminated elastomeric bearings, and bridge bearing pads The majority of high damping bearing pads are made of neoprene elastomeric composites.