Press Release Dec 8, 2003
Delta’s High Security Mobile Barricade Tows With Ease In Toughest Spots Tests Show MP5000 Can Be Towed by Light Pickup Truck or in Loose Sand.
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VALENCIA, CALIF.— December 8, 2003— Independent certified laboratory tests show that Delta Scientific’s new MP5000 High Security Portable Barricade System can be easily towed into place by a light three-quarter-ton pickup truck. It can even be towed off road through loose sand by a military grade HMMWV.
“The MP5000 is the barricade of choice in situations where you need a portable system that’s easy to put in place and quick to deploy, even in difficult topography,” reports David Dickinson, senior vice president of Delta Scientific. “Situations that might call for the MP5000 include temporarily closing off streets for pedestrian safety during special events, barricading sensitive areas of a beach, or off-road military operations.”
The MP5000 features an on-board four-wheel hydraulic braking system that’s independent of the towing vehicle. Tests proved that the MP5000’s brakes are operational even if the brake light cable is left unplugged. Tow vehicle changes are just a matter of choosing between the pintle hook and supplied Lunette eye for military vehicles or the ball for commercial vehicles.
“We evaluated a three-quarter-ton light pickup truck, a military grade HMMWV, and a 2.5-ton truck using accelerometer and strain gauge data collection,” says Dickinson. “Given the MP5000’s dual-axle, high-clearance trailer, we found handling to be excellent, even when operating in loose sand.”
No special wiring is required for towing and the MP5000 has multiple voltage options as well as interchangeable brake light adapters for four- and seven-pin connectors. Delta will be publishing a complete towing specification for the MP5000.
Built at the request of U.S. Federal government force protection specialists for initial fast deployment use in Iraq and elsewhere, the totally self-contained Delta Scientific MP5000 High Security Mobile Barricade System can be towed into position and control vehicle access within 15 minutes. No excavation or sub-surface preparation is required. Once positioned, the new Delta mobile barricade unpacks itself by using hydraulics to raise and lower itself off its wheels. A DC-powered pump then raises or lowers the barrier. The mobile deployable vehicle crash barrier carries a K4/L1 rating and stops a 7.5 ton (6400 Kg) vehicle traveling 30 mph (48 kph).
Both the operation of the barrier as well as deployment and retrieval are push-button controlled. A standard system includes a battery-operated power unit, replenished from either a solar array or local low voltage source. Optionally, a Delta Hydraulic Power Unit operated on a locally supplied power or full manual system, or combination, is available. Both the locally powered and battery powered hydraulic pumping unit can be sized to provide pass-through rates suitable for most inspection and identification station requirements.
Operating modes include full automatic, remote-hard line, remote-radio, card reader, key switch, local guard push button controls or via master and slave control panel.
Delta Scientific Corporation is the leading manufacturer of vehicle access control equipment with over 90,000 square feet of production facility. Delta’s three-product line consists 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, sales and technical service are located at 24901 West Avenue Stanford, Valencia, Calif. 91355. Phone is (661) 257-1800. Website is deltascientific.com. Engineering, product installation and maintenance service are also provided through Delta’s Fredericksburg, Virginia office.
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 deltascientific.com. Product installation and maintenance services are provided through Delta’s Tampa, Fla. office.
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