Project Description

The Wabo®X-cel Modular is an expansion joint specifically designed to accommodate structural movements in all directions. This system will satisfy thermal, high velocity, and multi-directional movement requirements for both seismic and/or multi-directional movement applications. The Wabo® X-cel Modular is the product of a ten year research and development program, during which full scale dynamic performance tests were conducted at the University of California/ Berkeley PEER Center.

The test program isolated critical components and functions essential to successful long term multi-movement performance. Designed to smoothly handle the tens of millions of multi-directional movements imposed by flexible structures, the Wabo®X-cel Modular has undergone successful multi-movement testing at speeds ranging from 1 to 60 inches per second, as well as numerous seismic simulations, with no observed damage.

This product is custom designed specifically for each application. Please consult with RAB directly with your requirements.


Product Highlights

  • Watertight
  • Durable
  • Versatile
  • Multi-directional movement
  • Accelerated movement
  • Additional life-cycle fatigue testing was performed at the University of Minnesota
  • Test programs isolated critical components and functions essential to successful long term multi-directional movement and performance capabilities

WBA partners up to work on a large infrastructure project in the easternmost province in Indonesia 

Just outside the Papua region’s capital city of Jayapura, lies Holtekamp Bridge. The brand new 732-meter structure, a key component of the 4,325 km Trans-Papua Highway, holds the title as the largest steel arch bridge in Papua and is outfitted with several Wabo® expansion joints.

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