Barricade Beams

This product is no longer in our product portfolio, bespoke solutions are available on request, please contact Technical Sales on +44 1293 548301

The Barricade Beam is a fully cantilevered, impact resistant (non PAS 68) sliding beam that requires no ground track or intermediate support across the roadway. The beam traverses the roadway at a centre-line height of 900mm. Its engages with a framework mounted on the far side of the roadway.

100% duty rating – designed for continuous & frequent use. Power is supplied from a single phase 230V supply.

Safety control systems: Vehicle detector loops, safety photocells, ultra-sonic sensors and safety edges are available. Accessories: Signage, audible alarms and flashing beacons. For Gate Safety, please click here

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

  • Maximum Beam length: 8000mm
  • Bespoke Available

Barricade Beam Specifications


The Barricade Beam

    Basic Specs

  • Maximum Beam length: 8000mm
  • Bespoke Available
  • More details

  • Construction: The beam is a fully welded construction of rectangular hollow section, low carbon steel to BS4848 Pt.2.
  • Finish: Various options available, including:-
    Shotblasted, hot zinc sprayed, primed & finished with a final coat of polyurethane paint. Client to advise RAL paint number. This process provides a 20-year corrosion protection system for exterior, industrial polluted inland sites to BS5493, 1977 (Revised 1984).der coat. Boom – Aluminium, Powder Coated, White with red bands. Special colours available.
  • Safety: Safety-edges, Vehicle Detector Loops, Safety Photocells, LED Traffic ligh heads, Flashing beacon, Audible alarm Normal Operating Speed/Time: 7.5 -15 seconds Depending on configuration Duty Cycle: 100% duty rating
  • 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 Accreditations: Secured by Design, BRE Global

Civil Engineering

Shallow Foundation Depths of only 400mm

For more information please contact the Technical Sales Department on

01293 422800 or email:

[email protected]

Electrical Engineering

Industry standard electricals

Electrical Requirements Single phase Depending on configuration

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


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

Pedestrian Warning Sign

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

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

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.

Gate 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.

Pedestrian Guard Rail

A Pedestrian Guard Rail (fence panels) should be fitted around the runback area of the sliding gate. This is to prevent serious injury to a person should they stray into that area whilst the gate is operating.


Sounders/Audible Alarms provide an audible warning that the automatic equipment is in operation.

Flashing Beacon

Flashing Beacons provide a visual warning that the automatic equipment is in operation.
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