AutoGate's "The Shield" can be a standard access control gate, but can also withstand impacts from 15,000-pound vehicles traveling at 40 mph.
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On March 28, 2006, AutoGate a leader in Vertical Pivot Lift Gate Operators since 1987 successfully tested â€œThe Shieldâ€ at Calspan in Buffalo, N.Y. It withstood a direct impact from a 15,000lb (6804kg) vehicle traveling at 40mph (64.4km), achieving K8 certification by the Department of State (DOS).
TheÂ Shield is AutoGateâ€™s newest and most exciting product yet. This Anti-Ram Barrier was designed to protect and defend against potential terrorist acts where perimeter security is crucial. The Shield will also serve as a fully operational standard entry gate system while still providing perimeter protection security.
Don Rodwancy, vice president of Autogate and lead designer of the product states; â€œThe Shield resembles and operates like our standard gate product, but with the added protection of an anti-ram barrier. We are proud and excited to offer a product that is essential for so many facilities that require anti-terrorism protection both in America and abroad.â€
For more information contact AutoGate at 800-944-4283 or visit www.autogate.com to view a video clip of the crash test.