Press Release July 2, 1999



VALENCIA, CALIF. – July 2, 1999 – Able to be deployed or relocated for full manual or automatic operation within hours, Delta Scientific’s new quick deployment Series IP500 Barrier will stop and destroy a 15,000 pound (6,800 kg) truck traveling at 30 mph (48 km/h) in less than 20 feet (6 m).

“We have a great need for easy to install, temporary, drop-arm beam barriers to block entrances to embassies or roads to embassies where we don’t have setbacks,” emphasizes Dusty Rhodes, part of the certification team from the United States State Department. “With this type of barrier, we don’t need to dig up streets.”

According to U.S. Army R & D Deputy Product Manager, Physical Security Equipment Jerry Edwards, “This type of barrier provides a new element in force protection both in the U.S. and overseas. It’s especially relevant for threat conditions in the military, such as in Kosovo, where there are series of force protection issues. Having an increased level of security, when moving from locale to locale, is a big advantage.”

No excavation or foundation is required for the new portable barrier’s two support buttresses. They can be set on concrete or asphalt paving, undisturbed soil or any combination. The unfilled buttresses weigh less than 700 pounds (318 kg) and can be filled with concrete, sand, gravel or other available media either at the site or from a remote location.

Barrier sections can be moved using a small forklift, pallet jack, crane 1999 or handcart. The portable system can be operated using any Delta hydraulic, pneumatic or manual system including fully automatic access or remote control by hardwire or RF links.

About Delta:

Delta Scientific Corporation is the leading manufacturer of vehicle access control equipment with over 260,000 square feet of production facilities in Palmdale, Calif.  Delta’s three product lines consist of high-security vehicle barricade systems, parking control equipment and guard booths.  Delta Scientific has been engineering and manufacturing vehicle access control equipment since 1974 and sells its products worldwide.

Corporate headquarters, equipment sales, systems engineering and technical service are located at 40355 Delta Lane, Palmdale, Calif.93551. Phone is (661) 575-1100. Website is  Product installation and maintenance services are provided through Delta’s Tampa, Fla. office.

For More Information:

Greg HammTom Brigham
(661) 575-1100
(207) 945-5620