Archetech Issue 31 2017 - Page 114

New barrier design leads to new orders 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 pictured to the left. Due to the high volume of traffic using this plant, it was decided to base the design on our established medium duty 660 barrier pictured above right. 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. Clarke Instruments Limited Distloc House, Old Sarum Airfield, The Portway, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 6DZ Tel: +44 (0) 1722 323451 Email: sales@clarke-inst.com www.clarke-inst.com Sleek, Stylish, Contemporary... Functional The Sigma SMART GUARD CALL OR EMAIL NOW TO RECEIVE YOUR FREE SAMPLE INTERNATIONAL ParAid House, Weston Lane, Birmingham B11 3RS. United Kingdom. Tel: +44 (0)121 700 7451 E: enquiry@sigmafs.com Visit www.sigmafs.com for further information SMART + THINKING Call point protection has never looked so good The Smart+Guard is a tough polycarbonate hinged protective cover that can easily be installed over a range of emergency switches and other devices to provide protection from vandalism, accidental damage or misuse. With it’s ergonomic construction and sleek, contemporary curved design the Smart+Guard is the perfect call point protection for any new build, modernisation or renovation project, available in a range of colours to complement its environment. SIGMA FIRE & SECURITY