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Tecnología patentada de disipación y aislamiento sísmico para sistemas de paletización


Oferta Tecnológica
Una empresa italiana ha desarrollado y obtenido la patente de una tecnología para proteger sistemas de paletización y sus contenidos en caso de terremotos. El sistema aísla la estructura de las fuerzas sísmicas y disipa la energía transmitida. Este sistema ha sido desarrollado para sistemas de paletización aunque también puede instalarse en maquinaria pesada y estructuras industriales. Se buscan socios europeos con el fin de establecer acuerdos de joint venture, licencia o comercialización con asistencia técnica.


Patented seismic isolation and dissipation technology for pallet racking systems
An Italian company has developed and patented a technology able to protect racks and its contents from earthquakes. The system isolates the structure from seismic forces and dissipate the energy transmitted to them. The system had been developed for pallet racking and it can be installed also on heavy machineries and industrial structures. The company is looking for an European partner for commercial agreement with technical assistance, joint venture or licence agreement.
Industrial and commercial companies could have high losses during earthquakes, because industrial steel structures (and not only) are commonly not designed to resist to specific seismic forces, preserving machineries, goods and people from the effects of earthquakes.
Machineries and structures are the business´ production core and the company should prevent their damage.
Current goal in industrial seismic engineering is to reach the economical sustainability of an advanced seismic isolation system able to compete with traditional solutions.

The company has developed a new device able to protect racks from earthquakes, therefore avoiding damages to warehouse structures, merchandise and operators.
The isolation system ensures that the ground motions are not transmitted to the overlying structure through the cut of the forces introduced by the earthquake.

The device is composed of three main parts:
1. The isolation system; it is placed between the ground and the columns of the upright of the rack structure. It is anchored to the floor and permits the free movement of the rack during an earthquake.
2. The dissipation device; it controls and restrain the seismic action reducing the acceleration on the rack structure and on its merchandise.
3. The up-lift; it avoids the structure to over-turn and limits the rack movements.
The technology is applied to the pallet rack structures and the company is already finding new application fields such as steel structures, heavy equipment and winery racks.
The company has patented the technology and is looking for new partnerships. In particular it is searching an European partner with expertise in industrial equipment or civil and industrial engineering and is interested in signing a commercial agreement with technical assistance, joint venture or licence agreement.

Advantages and Innovations:
Advantages on the racking storage systems:
- Neutralizes the seismic effect on the rack structures
- Doesn´t require reengineering of rack structures
- Radically reduce the risk of falling merchandise
- Doesn´t reduce the storage space
- Adapts to all shelving
- Retrofits on used rack structures
- Improves safety of the workplace and the public spaces
- Protects racks from accidental forklift impact
- No maintenance needed

Additional advantages on industrial structures and equipment:
- Reduce risk of earthquake damages on the load-bearing structures
- The isolation system is easily adaptable with new configurations for particular applications
- Permits seismic engineering without oversizing structures
- Reduce engineering costs

- High dissipation energy
- Large allowable displacement
- Same isolation and dissipation performance in any direction
- Installable in all kind of racks without reinforce the structure to resist to earthquakes.
Stage of Development:
Field tested/evaluated
Patents granted
CommeR Statunts Regarding IPR Status:
The seismic isolation and dissipation technology has been patented

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
A medium - big company with a commercial presence in Europe.
Area of expertise: Industrial equipment or Civil and industrial Engineering.
The company is interested in a commercial agreement with technical assistance, joint venture or licence agreement with the partner.


Type and Size of Client:
Industry 250-499
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
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Technology Keywords:
02006005 Construction maintenance and monitoring methods & equipment
10002006 Ecología
02008003 Logistics
02007009 Materials Handling Technology (solids, fluids, gases)
02006001 Materials, components and systems for construction