Install. Protect. Monitor.

Active protection for your structure with technology Active Mass Damper.

non-invasive installation of ISAAC technology
Non-invasive installation

The machines are installed in coverage, without impacting the residents and the architecture of the building.

ISAAC technology is modular

The system can be realized in multiple configurations, obtaining one customized configuration for the building.

the sensors of the ISAAC system monitor the structure 24 hours a day
24h monitoring

The accelerometric sensors record data 24 hours a day, allowing the continuous dynamic monitoring even remotely.


What are active systems?


The active systems for the seismic protection o protection da fluctuations of the structures they use mechanisms that are activated if they register a movement of the structure beyond a certain threshold, the force of which is modulated on the basis of the accelerations recorded. Active protection technologies use devices that "react" to earthquakes or structure vibrations.
This is the case with the Active Mass Damper: masses moved by mechanical systems whose oscillations are electronically controlled in amplitude and frequency according to the accelerations experienced by the building. 

 The system active developed by ISAAC it is installed at the top of the building and, thanks to accelerometer sensors applied in significant points, it records the movements of the structure and autonomously counteracts the inertial forces induced by the earthquake or wind. The result is an increase in structural damping which reduces displacements, preventing damage to the structure or sudden collapses.

Why is seismic protection important?


La seismic protection of structures it is one of the main fields of study of structural engineering, particularly in geographic areas with a high seismic risk. Its goal is to minimize damage to buildings and thus save lives in the event of an earthquake. The culture of seismic protection is essential for manage prevention activities, guarantee the safety and restoration of buildings.

For some types of buildings, seismic protection is a prerequisite; this applies to:

  • structures that contain hazardous components and materials;
  • bridges and viaducts for communication routes of primary importance;
  • important hospital buildings;
  • strategic structures for the state;
  • museums and artistic monuments.

In recent decades, the traditional approach, based on guaranteeing structures high ductility that allows them to be damaged in a widespread way without collapsing, has been accompanied by innovative technologies such as active systems for seismic protection.


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