First publishedin World Highways
Canadian road safety equipment manufacturer Versilis
says that its latest flexible Horizontal HSG-40CW – 12m in length - is crash-tested to AASHTO MASH requirements. The Horizontal HSG-40CW is part of the Montreal area-based company’s SwiftGate series of barriers that have been sold worldwide. Whether the gates are short or long, they can be made to pivot horizontally or vertically.
Importantly, says the company, the gates offer increased visibility using a high surface of reflective material and LED lighting. Made of corrosion-resistant materials, the HSG-40CW is designed to withstand harsh environments – such as Canadian winters and summers.
The gate’s arm – from around 2m up to 12m in length - is built with easily replaceable high-density polyethylene arrow-shaped posts and aluminum tubing. The arm's arrow-shaped barricade design offers maximum visibility and reflectivity using an increased flat surface of high intensity retroreflective sheeting - more than double the surface of typical highway gates, according to the company. In the event of an impact, the arrow-shaped posts and chevron bend at the top, allowing the impacting vehicle to go through, minimising damage to the gate and the vehicle. After impact, the arrow-shaped posts and chevron recover their original position.