Because the security of manufacturing guarantees people wellness and saves human lives
Reglass has developped Sismocell, an anti-seismic system, composed by two devices in steel and carbon fiber.
On May 20th and 29th 2012 a big earthquake devastated Northern Italy. Six provinces were hit by the seismic waves: Bologna, Modena, Reggio Emilia, Ferrara, Mantova and Rovigo.
Apart from the loss of human life and the damage to historical buildings and residencies, the economy of the whole area was deeply struck. This seismic vulnerability emerges and is highlighted when it comes to prefabricated industrial constructions, in particular when beams and pillars are only leaning between them. Numerous collapses and the great damage of this kind extended the negative effects on the manufacturing industry.
Sismocell came to life based on the idea of creating a particular combination of steel and carbon fiber, and to apply it so as to develop an effectively antiseismic device.
It is a cylinder controlled plastic cell that has to be mounted between beam-pillars on prefabricated structures. Apart from constituting a connection between them, it also, among certain limits, consents to amortize the quakes, through a dissipative effect in fusion.
This is Reglass’s debut in the building sector. After a few years a second device, Sismocell Box, has been developed. The operation is similar but is used to remedy the structural deficiencies beam-covering elements.