7.7BPXP Load Bearing Pads
Load Bearing Pads are made of fully cured masticated fiber reinforced rubber made from proprietory blend of virgin and recycled rubber. During the manufacturing process synthetic fibers are added to the base rubber compounds to create an internal stiffening, much like reinforced concrete. This mesh structure delivers enhanced tensile, compressive strength, stiffness, tear resistance, durability and superior ozone and weather resistance.
Recommended for: Standard construction applications such as precast and and prestressed concrete bridges, building and structural steel-bearing applications, as well as for machinery equipment foundations, railway tie pads, shock vibration isolation and shock reduction.
AASHTO Grade Virgin Natural Rubber Pads 50 Durometer Hardness -Vibrasystems Inc has developed a process to manufacture multy-layers bridge bearing pads with controlled deflection under loads of up to 1,000 psi. These pads feature multiple layers of metal plates vulcanised with elastomer in between them for durability and compression requirements. All AASHTO pads are manufactured based on customers' drawings and specifications and widely used in construction industry.