Delta Scientific has introduced a new universal voltage DC power unit for its portable MP5000 vehicle barrier. As a result, the MP5000 can now be deployed in remote locations and areas that have limited power options but that require that same level of functionality a hard wired pump-based portable unit can provide, such as emergency fast and multiple control options.
The barrier plate can rise in two seconds, creating a portable solution for final denial applications in remote locations. The control circuit in the new hydraulic power unit (HPU) provides integration with various control options such as keypads, card readers, RFID, key fobs, wireless transmitters and computer networks.
Along with the power unit upgrade, Delta has also added a new safety option claimed to be superior to traditional vehicle presence loop detectors. This provides self-contained IR beams into the portable barriers that will stop the barrier plate if a vehicle or pedestrian crosses the sensors.
Delta’s self-contained MP5000 mobile deployable vehicle crash barriers carry a K8 rating, stopping 7.5 ton (6400 Kg) vehicles traveling 40 mph (64 kph). They can be towed into position to control vehicle access within 15 minutes. No excavation or sub-surface preparation is required. Once positioned, the mobile barricades will unpack themselves by using hydraulics to raise and lower the barriers off their wheels. DC-powered pumps will then raise or lower the barriers.
The MP5000s were recently used successfully in protecting attendees and spectators at the recent presidential inauguration of President Trump.