Automatic Barrier model FBX – max 6m boom

Subject to Terms and Conditions

The FBX Barrier is a rapid-action torque motor automatic barrier.

  • Maximum boom length: 6000mm
  • Maximum boom length with lower folding skirt: 5000mm

Automatic Barrier Access controls: A wide range of access control systems are available.

Automatic Barrier Safety Control Systems: Vehicle detector loops, safety photocells and ultra-sonic sensors are available.

The benefits of a torque motor automatic barrier:

  • Instantly reversible
  • Motor constantly energised: for security locking and provides protection against low temperatures and damp conditions
  • 100% duty rating – continuous

Automatic Barrier model FBX Specifications


The FBX Automatic Barrier

    Basic Specs

  • Maximum boom length: 6000mm
  • Maximum boom length with lower folding skirt: 5000mm
  • End Rests: Fixed, Pogo Stick or removable
  • More details

  • Finish The cabinet is protected by a finish system comprising; de-greasing, shot blasting to clean metal, zinc rich powder prime and polyester powder coat. Boom – Aluminium, Powder Coated, White with red bands. Special colours available.
  • Accessories: Boom lights, Maglocks, Articulated booms, Stainless steel cabinet, Signs and Traffic light systems
  • Safety: Signs, Vehicle detector loop systems, safety photocells, Audible alarms, Flashing beacons, Light curtain and Ultra sonic sensors
  • Controls: The programmable logic controller (PLC) with built in safety features will accept inputs from access control systems including access card, voice, etc. Push button as supplied as standard
  • Operating Speed: 3.5-7 seconds, dependent upon boom length, motor and skirt options
  • Accreditations: Secured by Design, BRE Global

Civil Engineering

Barrier Foundations: 600mm2 x 450mm deep.
Fixed end rest foundations: 400mm2 x 300mm deep.
Note: Power and control wiring ducts to be incorporated into foundations.
Barrier Cabinet Dimensions – L:380mm x W:350mm x H:1210mm
For more information please contact the Technical Sales Department on

01293 422800 or email:

[email protected]

Electrical Engineering

Industry standard electricals

Electrical Requirements 6 amp, 3 wire, 230v, 50hz, single phase supply.
Depending on configuration
Only single phase supply required
Override switch inside cabinet
Switched fuse supply double pole insulator
Easy accessible fuse unit

Specifications subject to change and are dependant on product options. Please contact Frontier Pitts to request more information.

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LED lights for barrier boom

LED lights for barrier boom – red and green flashing traffic lights. Click here for video

Barrier Signage

Warning and information signs installed on the barrier boom such as ‘STOP’ ‘NO EXIT’ and ‘NO ENTRY’

HGV Signage

Warning and information signs installed on the barrier boom at a height more visible to HGV users.

Pedestrian Warning Sign

Normally placed on the barrier cabinet. Warns pedestrian of the automatic barrier.

Customise Your Barrier

Frontier Pitts takes customising your Automatic Barrier to the next level. As Automatic Barrier on your car park is likely to be the first opportunity that visitors to your premises will see, the traffic control system is a good opportunity for branding and free advertising.

Fixed End Rest

Frontier Pitts recommends an end rest for barriers with booms over 4 metres. Fixed end rests are bolted to the ground and require a foundation base of 400mm SQ x 300mm deep.

Pogo Stick End Rest

Pogo Stick End Rests are attached to the end of the barrier boom. The end rest will raise and fold against the boom. Ideal bi-parting barrier installations.


For added security the maglock is installed on the fixed end rests and will reduce possible vandalism

Boom Lights

LED lights installed on the barrier boom to highlight the barrier boom

Special Colour

Barriers are manufactured as standard in white with a red chevron. Special colours are available to suit a company’s individual corporate theme.

Stainless Steel Finish

As standard, the barriers cabinet is shotblasted and finish with a final coat of polyurethane paint. However a Stainless Steel finish is also available as an option. Advisable for sites located on the coast

Lower Folding Skirt

Lower folding skirts are installed beneath the barrier boom. As the barrier boom rises, the skirt folds towards the boom. Provides an extra visual deterrent.

Full Height Swivel Skirt

Skirts installed above and below the boom. As the barrier boom rises, the skirt folds towards the boom. Full height swivel skirts provide the speed and flexibility of a rising arm barrier, and the deterrent of a gate, but at a much lower cost.

Articulated Boom

Recommended for entrances/exits with limited height clearance. Ideal for multi storey car parks.

Traffic Light System

Traffic Light systems are highly recommended to be installed with all road blocker and bollard systems to advise all users of its position. 100mm traffic light head can be pole or mounted on control cabinet

Traffic Light Full Sign System

Safety light signals and Car Park ‘FULL’ signs.

Vehicle Detector Loops

Vehicle detector loops installed beneath the road surface to detect vehicles. This will prevent the automatic equipment from closing on a vehicle within the aperture. Safety induction loops cut into the road surface. This will prevent the gate from closing on a vehicle within the aperture.

Safety Photocells

Safety Photocells produce beams of light which cross the road way to monitor vehicle and pedestrian movement. If an object breaks this beam, the automatic equipment will stop & reverse. On gate installations, two pairs of photocells are usually fitted. Ultra Sonic Sensors are also available.

Barrier Safety Edge

Safety Edges are normally fitted to automatic gates. However they can also be installed beneath a barrier boom. Safety edges prevent the barrier lowering on a person or vehicle in the event it is activated. Safety edges are flexible strips which, if depressed, send a signal to the power source to stop.

Wig Wag Lights

‘Wig Wag’ Traffic Light systems are highly recommended to be installed with automatic barriers at rail way level crossings. The lights will flash to annouce a warning.
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