Foundations for testing applications are made of concrete and steel. Masses of approx. 20 to 2 000 tons can be achieved. Heavy foundations on soft underground require additional pile foundations.
CFM Schiller plans and constructs the following types of foundations. There are basically two categories of foundations - vibratory and fixed foundations.
The foundation for most dynamic test rigs or other oscillating machines are vibration-isolated seismic masses. In combination with air springs or steel spring isolators, they prevent inertial forces or vibrations to be transmitted from the machine to the building or other sensitive machines. CFM Schiller carries out the entire development of the seismic masses including the plant planning and supply of further necessary components of the CFM Vibration Isolation Systems. We also offer turnkey solutions for your seismic mass projects.
We accompany you before and during the construction phase worldwide to ensure that the seismic masses are constructed properly according to the specifications. This service guarantees you the correct execution of construction works that are not ordinary for most contracting businesses. Our seismic masses are foundations that usually consist of a concrete body with integrated anchoring elements produced by CFM Schiller. High-strength anchors provide a dynamically fatigue rated connection of clamping plates, clamping rails, or base plates to the top of the foundation.
Experience and competence:
More than 1 500 installations worldwide.
Prefabricated foundations are small seismic masses as fully finished components made of concrete – with or without clamping plate. CFM Schiller manufactures prefabricated foundations with a maximum weight of 35 t and a width of up to 3000 mm.
Seismic masses as prefabricated components offer the following advantages: