Delta Scientific Unveils New Shallow Foundation Security Barricade

VALENCIA, Calif. - Delta Scientific, the leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, today introduced its new DSC 2000 High Speed, High Security, Very Shallow Foundation barricade. Delta's fastest, smallest and shallowest foundation barricade was created especially for high speed applications and ease of installation. It is K12 crash certified with no penetration, meaning it will stop a 15,000 pound (66.7 kN) vehicle traveling 50 mph (80 kph) dead in its tracks.

"This barricade is fantastic," explained Delta Scientific Senior Vice President David Dickinson. "Witnessing our crash tests held the last week of July, representatives from the Department of State, Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation were very impressed."

Set in a foundation only ten inches (25 cm) deep versus the standard 18 inches on most shallow foundation barriers, the Delta DSC 2000 survived and operated after a crash test with a 1.5 million foot pound impact, exceeding Department of State and Department of Defense test standards.

It will go from the "down" to "up" position in less than one-half second and is designed for heavy use of more than 100,000 cycles per month, providing increased security for high capacity locations. Multiple deployment configurations make the DSC 2000 valuable in a wide variety of applications, from wide roadways to narrow driveways.

With its extremely shallow foundation and aesthetic design, it is a major breakthrough in high duty, anti-terrorist barricades. It obviates the concerns of interference with buried pipes, power lines and fiber optic communication lines. The ten-inch, shallow foundation also reduces installation complexity, time, materials and corresponding costs. The DSC 2000 is perfect for high water table locations and areas with corrosive soils.

Weighing only 1,100 pounds (500 kg), the DSC 2000 barricade is designed for remote locations and developing country installations, engineered to fit in a small shipping package and air cargo containers. One unit can even be carried in the back of a pick-up truck. The barricade can then be manhandled into place and installed without the use of power equipment. This barricade can even be set up and serviced without needing to remove the top plate.

In the lowered position, the DSC 2000's barrier ramp is completely flush with the roadway. Buttresses, counterweights and road plates do not obstruct authorized pedestrian or vehicular traffic. The DSC 2000 is raised and lowered to and from the guard position via hydraulic cylinders driven by Delta's patented hydraulic power unit. When danger is imminent, the barricade rises in less than one-half second.

The DSC 2000 barrier is available now. Patents are pending.

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