Base Isolation and Vibration Control Systems

" With the base isolation system, elastic devices are installed between a building and the ground to isolate the building from the ground." With the vibration control system, vibration-damping devices are mounted within the framework of a building to absorb or attenuate vibration.Through many years of experience, we have the engineering know-how to use either base isolation systems, vibration control systems, or a combination of the two. The actual approach adopted is decided based upon consideration of the installation site conditions, the use and size of a building or the type of building structure as well as the requirement to meet diverse needs for protecting structures from earthquakes or vibration. Our extensive experience in the design and construction of base isolated and vibration controlled systems includes private houses, high-rise buildings, quake-absorbing floors and display platforms, wooden base-isolated traditional temples using conventional construction methods, as well as specialist microvibration control in the order of microns.

LRI (Lead Rubber Isolator)

This is a base isolation device that has thin rubber sheets and steel sheets laminated in a circular form with a lead plug inserted in the center. This device is able to withstand loads, absorb seismic energy, dampen vibration during an earthquake, and then reset itself to the original position following the seismic event.

CLB (Cross Linear Bearing)

This is a load-sustaining device that moves smoothly in a horizontal direction. It can be used either with lightweight or heavy buildings and features a high bearing capacity against the pullout force.

Vibration damping

This is a thin steel box with a steel plate inserted from the upper floor. It is fixed on the floor and filled with a viscous fluid. It has a simple structure and can be used to attenuate the vibration caused by wind, earthquakes, and other movement-generating phenomena.

FLR (Flat Lead plug Rubber) device device

This is a damping device that consists of laminated rubber sheets with a lead plug inserted in the center.The area that the lead plug occupies is larger than that of the lead plug in the LRI device. Although it is small in size, it produces a large damping effect and is used to control the vibrations in a high-rise building caused by earthquakes.

Damping cylinder device

This is a cylindrical attenuates device that dampens vibration by converting and expanding micromotion in an axial direction to rotational motion. The unit itself is small in size but very powerful and is used to attenuate vibrations, caused either by wind or earthquake, in structures ranging from high-rise buildings to steel towers

Suspended floor aseismic insulation

The floor is suspended from an upper structure to control horizontal and vertical vibration.This approach has been adopted, for example, to construct the floor of an electron microscope room where the requirement is to control vibration with a precision of microns.


This is a viscous damping device designed to increase viscous resistance using a communicating tube.Because it has a pantographic mechanism, it produces a powerful damping effect and is able to attenuate not only microvibration but also earthquake motion.