Automatic Barriers at a Major International Port

Automatic Barrier at a Major International Port

Sector: Public
Security Level: Traffic Control
Requirement: Automatic Barriers
Equipment Installed: 6 no Automatic Barriers model FB with lower folding skirt
Services: Consultancy, Design, Manufacture, Installation, Commissioning, Maintenance
Completion Date: 2019
Client: Major British International Port

Frontier Pitts Automatic Barriers traffic control at a major International British Port

Frontier Pitts manufactured and installed Automatic Barriers to provide traffic control systems to rail operations at Britain’s second largest port and most efficient container port.


Photo credit ABP

The FB model of Automatic Barrier is a rapid-action torque motor automatic barrier which is available in boom lengths up to 9m.

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.

The barriers are operated by Push Buttons, both mounted on the roadway entry slave barrier. A two position key switch is installed next to the push buttons to enable and disable the push buttons, preventing the barriers being operated by anyone but the intended user.

The system has two possible configurations allowing movement of traffic either on the railway track or on the level crossing. Traffic light signals provide red or green signals.

Frontier Pitts takes pride in the detail of the bespoke control philsophy of each particular site and the requirements it needs to achieve. Our Technical Consultants will visit site to understand the specification and clients requirements to enable our engineers to design a system to suit.

Please click here for FB Automatic Barrier product page

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