ESAFLON type devices
REINFORCED ELASTOMERIC BEARINGS.
ESAFLON type devices are structural bearings, produced through a vulcanisation process and made by an alternation of layers of elastomer and metal plates. They are designed to take account of sideshifting movements in any horizontal direction and rotational movements around any axis by elastic deformation. The reinforcement sheets rigidify considerably under vertical force, but do not significantly alter their behaviour under horizontal force.