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Siemens announces passively-safe signal poles

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Siemens has unveiled a new range of passively safe traffic signal poles which it says offers customers longer life passively safe poles in a wide variety of forms, finish and lengths from 2m to 6m.

The new poles, which are performance-rated against BS EN 12767, are CE marked with a unique specification label confirming key features as required by BS EN 12899 including construction material, corrosion resistance and strength characteristics.

According to Keith Manston, Head of Product Management, the new range has been fully tested to the required standards for passive safe performance, “Siemens conducted extensive wind tunnel testing to evaluate the real loads experienced by traffic signals poles when fully equipped. Each pole has been characterised to ensure it is not overloaded either during initial installation or as part of a typical future junction improvement”, he said.

The company says the aluminum poles offer improved corrosion resistance, longer life and are up to 50% lighter than the equivalent steel poles, improving health and safety by considerably easing installation. The full range of types and lengths includes straight poles, ‘cranked’ poles (typically used at pedestrian crossings), and all types feature a unique ‘mid level’ termination design, which maintain a standard 114mm mounting diameter over the whole pole length. The range also supports a variety of pole colours including black, grey or silver finish.

 
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