Delta To Get Orders For Over 150 Crash-Rated Portable Barriers In First Year No Excavation or Foundation


VALENCIA, CALIF. – July 10, 2000 – Able to be deployed or relocated for full manual or automatic operation within hours, Delta Scientific’s quick deployment Series IP500 Barrier is one of the company’s best selling major new products. Able to stop and destroy a 15,000 pound (6,800 kg) truck travelling at 30 mph (48 km/h) in less than 20 feet (6 m), the company expects orders for over 150 portable barriers in its initial year.

“The U.S. State Department is pushing the product,” explains David Dickinson, Delta Scientific senior vice president. “They need easy to install, temporary, drop-arm beam barriers to block entrances to embassies or roads to embassies where they don’t have setbacks. With this barrier, they don’t need to dig up streets.”

According to Dickinson, militaries are also major purchasers and are protecting NATO Forces in Kosovo and elsewhere.

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 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.