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Earthquake Vibration Resistant System, μ-Solator

 What is μ-Solator?
 Application Examples
 Actual Installations
 Office Floors and Computer Server Rooms
 Factories and Warehouses
 RAE type (For server racks)
 Concrete Floor Type
 For Museums and Art Galleries
 Questions and Where to Buy
 Video Trailers and Experiments

 What is μ-Solator


1.Earthquake vibration resistant system simply by installing on the floor


2.Thin(3mm thick), light(5kg for a pair of sheets) and durable (max load of 16 tons/㎡).


3.Does not move under ordinary circumstances since it has an optimal friction factor of 10%.



μ-Solator's basic
μ-Solator's basic structure,
sliding metal sheet and fixed cell sheet

Conventional earthquake vibration resistant systems utilize large steel structures and some have ball bearing systems. In order to restore from displacement by quake they equip considerable size of recovery device, since they are moved by even very small shakes. Those are space taking, sometimes over engineered systems, and also very expensive.
μ-Solator is innovative and really simple base isolation system.
μ-Solator is composed with two thin metal sheets of only 4 mm in total thickness.
By the requirement, various function will be added to that basic thin metal system.
μ-Solator is expanding availability of base-isolation and the applications which are not feasible by the conventional systems. Also μ-Solator is less expensive.


Sectional view
Sectional view of μ-Solator

A pair of two sheets are only 3mm thick


Increase the value of a wide range of buildings

 ROI of commercial and industrial properties depends on network infrastructure and adoption of earthquake vibration resistant system.
μ-Solator inexpensively makes office floors earthquake vibration resistant.
μ-Solator can be applied from high cost precision machineries to office floors, and increase the value of these spaces.


Vibration Experiment at PEER, UC Berkeley


 μーSolator, its Technology


μ-Solator absorbs earthquake energy by producing metal sheets covered with a special resin polymer which slide on fixed cell sheets, with dimples. This approach is totally innovative and new structure.

μ-Solator absorbs earthquake energy by making metal sheets sliding on the fixed cell sheets, 50cm by 50cm, with dimples.

Conventional systems require high cost ball bearing and special steel structure. Recovery system requires high maintenence cost even if it has not functioned once. μ-Solator does not require any large scale mechanism.
μ-Solator is a slim and smart system which has an optimal friction factor of 10%.



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