Barring the way: Alessandra Acerbis
Italian firm Pilomat
is showing off the latest version of its surface-mounted hydraulic road blocker at Intertraffic.
Designed to increase security at access points to residential, commercial and industrial areas, the Road Blocker Surface has been made more functional and safe with “aesthetical and mechanical improvements”, the company says. It is now “compact and easy to integrate into any urban space”.
The first prototype was displayed at the last edition of Intertraffic two years ago. It previously had just one side column, but now on top of the two columns there is an integrated optical indicator which warns about the movement of the platform – a green light when it is completely lowered and red if it is either in motion or in the ‘up’ position.
Pilomat says new colours make the side columns more visible and highlight the transit lane, which is available in three widths: 3.5m, 4.5m and 5.5m. Pedestrians will be safer, the company insists, because the latest version of the road blocker comes with infrared photocells which will stop the lowering phase if they detect an object standing in front of it.