Optimast launches latest passive safety sign
Signpost Solutions, a UK-based specialist in passive safety since 1996, will use Intertraffic Amsterdam 2014 for the international launch of Optimast, a new range of highly competitive passively safe sign masts. The company says that Optimast plugs a gap in its ability to commercially meet the requirements for certain bending capacities which in the past would have necessitated a largely over-engineered design.
Optimast was crash rested in the UK at Mira testing grounds in Nuneaton to BS EN 12767 and achieved the highest safety accreditation, 100 NE3. Additional strength testing was undertaken at Coventry University to facilitate a bespoke design programme.
Signpost Solutions says that traditionalists will be pleased to note that Optimast is a round aluminium extrusion and the standard dimensions (102mm, 127mm, 168mm, 219mm and 244mm) allow standard fixings diameters and post caps to be used, which is another cost saving consideration that will benefit customers.