LASTO-FOL GEG separator bearings compensate any unevenness of a structure’s hard bearing surfaces in transmitting their loads. Minor misalignments and fabrication and installation tolerances are also compensated. Thanks to the high load capacity of the elastomer, stress peaks are dissipated or distributed, preventing spalling.
In building construction, LASTO-FOL GEG separator bearings are placed between the bearing surfaces of two structural elements where pressure forces could cause damage. In prefabricated construction, they compensate fabrication and erection tolerances. As an elastic separator layer, they also prevent the transmission of high-frequency structure-borne sound, which would otherwise propagate almost completely undamped through hard materials such as steel and concrete.