They are often used inside industrial sites or externally to help protect the structural integrity when there is a risk of high-impact collisions. We also have tubular post systems available to meet specific aesthetic requirements.
A semi-flexible floor-mounted system, the upper part of the Flexi-Post is mounted onto a rubber shock absorber which allows a limited deflection of the post. This reduces impact force from 152kN to 69kN, also reducing the anchor bolt force and the risk of damage to both barrier and vehicle.
Bespoke posts and centre spacings are available to suit your requirements.
This popular system is suitable for a variety of applications. The use of two fixings means that the energy absorbing properties are enhanced upon vehicle impact to provide superior protection.
Constructed from spring steel, the containment of deflection is within the buffer footprint so will prevent encroachment of space into the parking bay.
Compatible with Berry Beam and Barrier Rail profile, with handrail and mesh as optional extras to provide additional protection for pedestrians.
The HD Buffer is specifically designed to withstand impacts from HGVs and other larger vehicles used regularly in off-road environments, particularly warehousing and industrial. It can absorb the impact of a 40-tonne vehicle travelling at 3.35mph from a 90-degree impact.
This buffer can facilitate an Open Box Beam profile and is available with handrail and mesh as optional extras and are 450kN rated systems.
These posts are bolted directly into the structure itself using substantial anchor bolts to install the full post and beam profile system, creating a full vehicle restraint system with low deflection and deformation of the barrier rail.
Where minimal deflection is essential, we recommend a combination of Rigid P224 Posts and Open Box Beam profile to provide a high level of protection. This combination significantly increases the load transferred into the structure compared to flexible solutions.
Similar to the Bolt Down post, the Cast In Rigid Post system is where the posts are casted directly into the structure. These will also have zero to minimal deflection and deformation to the barrier rail upon impact and is tested to the same standards as the P224 Bolt Down Post.
Cast In Posts are ideal where there is no room for deflection as these flex upon impact.
Because of its small footprint in the parking bay, RB1 Spring Steel Buffers only reduce the overall parking length by the 100mm depth of the barrier. Sufficient free space must be available behind for barrier deflection.
If required, a base plate can be utilised to spread the impact load on the buffer over a wider surface area in order to avoid damage to the substrate and to assist in levelling the buffer installation on uneven surfaces.
By reducing post centres, deflection can be contained within the barrier area of RB1X Flexible Spring Steel Buffers for an economic footprint.
In order to spread the impact load on the buffer over a wider surface, a base plate can be used to avoid damage to the substrate and to assist in levelling the buffer installation on uneven surfaces.
Tubular Post Systems provide the same level of protection as other options but offer a more attractive appearance. These are ideal for industrial applications as the tubular design is more resilient to the kind of potential stresses experienced on these sites.
Consisting of closed tubular profiles, this floor mounted system is manufactured from 3mm thick band steel, roll-shaped in a roller tool and fuse welded. The tubular profile is elliptical and made with a U-shaped protrusion.