by Brianna Crandall — December 4, 2019 — Delta Scientific, a manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the US and internationally, recently announced that its new bolt-down DSC7090 beam barricade has passed its crash test garnering an ASTM M30/P1 rating. That means the DSC7090 will stop a 15,000-pound (6800 kg) truck going 30 mph (50 kph) with negative 6.3 feet (1.9 m) of penetration, says the company.
Raising in only five seconds and lowering in merely two seconds yields a fast cycle rate of over 100 vehicles in and out per hour, making the new DSC7090 an ideal solution for higher-traffic and -population locations. The dual beam design provides coverage of 12 to 24 feet (3.7 to 7.3 m) of roadway with a full 90-degree opening.
David Dickinson, president of Delta Scientific, emphasized:
The DSC7090 beam barrier crash test is the culmination of one of a series of new products that we will be bringing to market. Full-scale crash testing provides unequivocal proof of the stopping capacity of each of our vehicle barricade designs. To date, Delta Scientific has conducted 67 full crash tests with more scheduled. That’s another way in which we can commit to providing safety and security through product innovation.
The new DSC7090 will be used in locations where wide roadways need to be secured from attacking vehicles and in larger parking areas where security systems are needed to deter theft. To meet these heightened demands, the DSC7090 deploys sophisticated touchscreen controls and the same logic as used by key government organizations. This includes an LED light package with traffic lights. Also available is a strobe light and audible alarm package.
The DSC7090 operates remotely by means of an integral Hydraulic Pumping Unit (HPU) that is buttress enclosed. The HPU can be powered from a local single or three-phase power source. Alternative power options are also available.
The DSC7090 beam barricade is available to customers now. See Delta’s crash-rated beam barricades on the company’s website. Delta’s three product lines consist of high-security vehicle barricade systems, parking control equipment and guard booths.