A short while ago we were contacted by an existing client, a major steel manufacturer who commissioned us to design an innovative road barrier. Innovation was required as the barrier was to be installed in a location where there were height restrictions and the dimensions of the area meant a conventional barrier was unsuitable. Our client requested a cranked arm barrier which folded to the side to maximise head room in a confined space. Added to this, the barrier had to be fitted under a crane gantry.
The challenge was to design a barrier folding as shown in the picture above. Due to the high volume of traffic using this plant, it was decided to base the design on our established medium duty 660 barrier.
Our design engineers tackled the challenge with their usual dedication, resulting in a cost effective cranked arm design which included a modified program for the controller. The concept was agreed with the client’s project team and we duly manufactured a bespoke solution to the satisfaction of our client, whilst keeping within time and budget constraints.
Such has been the success of this project that it has resulted in a repeat order for the same site and, through word of mouth, has led to a further order from another client for supply and install as part of the Cross Rail project.
Whilst there are barriers in the market place, our solution is different to the ones we have seen and works effectively and reliably.
If you are serious about security and are looking for innovative solutions please get in touch.