Reinforced elastomeric bearings are made out of a specialrubber blend and are equipped with reinforcing steelsheets during manufacturing process (called vulcanization). The steel sheets provide necessary stiffness.Reinforced elastomeric bearings stand out throughtheir low maintenance and durability. Besides that,some types can be used under certain conditions withoutany additional steel elements.
Expansion joints are suitable for longitudinal translations of 50 to 165 mm at bridges, roads and other buildings. Due to their uncomplicated design, both the assembly as well as the maintenance is simple.