Restraint & Guide (EN1337-8)

FE - Restraint & Guide

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Restraint & Guide (EN1337-8)

USL Ekspan FE range of restraint and guide bearings are designed to resist only horizontal forces induced into the structure.  These bearings are commonly used in conjunction with laminated elastomeric bearings to resist the horizontal forces.  The bearings can be designed to allow for rotation about all axis whilst having a capacity of +15mm – 10mm vertical translation, which is very useful for future bearing replacement.  This allows the structure to remain restrained during jacking and replacement of the laminated elastomeric bearings, reducing the need for significant temporary works. 

Designed in accordance with EN1337-8


Load Capacities:

  • Vertical load capacity 0kN
  • Horizontal load capacity up to 2,300kN
  • Rotational capacity up to 0.01 Radians (21FE and 10FE)
  • Rotational capacity up to 0.01 radians longitudinally and 0.04radians transversely (31FE)
  • Vertical translation of +15mm – 10mm



  • Fully welded sliding surfaces
  • Fully certified EN compliant materials
  • Vertical translation allows bearing replacement without the need for significant temporary works