What is a Surface Mount Road Blocker?
•It is also called in different forms like; Road Blocker, Hydraulic Barrier, Terrain Blocker, Crash Barrier, Vehicle Barrier, Security Barrier etc.
•Surface Mount Road Blockers are mostly used to protect the places for suicide bomb attacks by vehicles.
•Surface mount road blockers are also used to controlled entry/exit at the gates.
•Surface mount hydraulic road blockers are suitable solutions for the places in which foundation is not possible.
•Some companies achieved Crash Test Certificate from accredited laboratories like PAS:68, DOS K-12, ASTM F 2656, IWA 14-1 as called crash tested surface mounted road blockers.
What are Surface Mount Road Blocker’s parts?
•Surface Mount Road Blocker’s blocking part is made from heavy strong steel.
•Surface Mount Hydraulic Road Blockers are operated by a hydraulic power unit.
•The blocking part raises by hydraulic cylinders (hydraulic pistons).
•The blocking part and the power unit are connected with hydraulic hoses.
•PLC (Programmable Logic Relay) controlled surface mounted road blockers are usually preferred.
What are shallow mount road blocker accessories?
•Loop detectors, traffic light, proximity sensor, submersible drainage pump, photocell, flashing light,
How is a surface mount road blocker installation?
•It is installed directly on a strong foundation with anchor bolts. There are also such kind of road blockers like shallow mounted road blocker, mobile road blockers etc.
•The surface mounting allows for a quick and easy installation on finished flooring, no excavation is needed.
How does a surface mount road blocker seem?
•A surface mount road blocker seems like a steel wall which is raising from ground and going to road surface again.
•As they have no depth but high blocking, the blocking sheet connected to the surface mounted road blockers with heavy duty road blocker hinges.
•They are mostly painted traffic yellow and there are black stripes on it. It is possible to paint with other Ral Codes paints instead of yellow.
How does a surface mount road blocker work?
•Surface mount road blockers have a push button console which is placed to operate it.
•Kind of access control systems, card reader systems, remote control systems can be connected to operate the road blockers.
•It is enough to push UP button once to raise it or DOWN button to lower it.
•It has also Emergency Stop Button to avoid accidents.
•Some of them has Emergency Raise Button to raise it fast for vehicle attacks.
•Basically, the hydraulic power unit pumps hydraulic oil to the pistons and pistons pulls the blocking part. Thus, the road blocker raises.
•In case of power failure; it is possible to raise and lower it with manual hand pump, or hydraulic accu., or DC motor and DC pump with dry batteries.