The Tymetal Corp. line of crash barriers includes the strongest, highest quality shallow mount bollards on the market today. These perimeter security solutions are designed to protect a commercial property, government installation or military installation from unintentional vehicle collisions and vehicle-based attacks. They also are perfect for protecting people in restaurants with outdoor seating as well as retail stores that face parking areas or traffic lanes.
We feature TSB-Car fixed or removable bollards that are designed and constructed to stop a 3,000 lb. car travelling at 30 mph. For an added measure of flexible security, we also offer TSB-Truck K4 bollards that have been tested to stop a 15,000 truck travelling 30 mph. Both models can be easily removed or replaced after an incident. Since the flexible steel structure directs the vehicles energy back into the vehicle instead of the 8” shallow foundation, the bollard cover only needs to be replaced in many instances – not the entire assembly. When you choose these shallow mounted car or K4 truck bollards, you save time and money by not having to alter or replace the underlying concrete foundation both during the initial installation and after an impact.
For those requiring an even higher level of perimeter security, Tymetal can also provide bollards meeting US DOS K12 standards. These bollards feature a shallow foundation of 16 inches to minimize the chance of utility interference — it also significantly reduces the time and cost of installation. Our K12 bollards are designed for easy access, simple maintenance and lasting, reliable security performance. For more details on these bollards and other enhanced perimeter security solutions, contact us today.
Understanding Crash Ratings
State Department: While the Department of State no longer certifies crash tests, many individuals are still very familiar with this rating system. DOS crash tests were K-rated based on the impact speed they could successfully stop in a certified crash test. For example, K12 bollards could stop a 15,000 lb. vehicle travelling at up to 50 mph.
ASTM: ASTM crash ratings are now the standard, and measure both speed and penetration. Speed ratings are listed differently according to the type of vehicle (C for passenger cars, PU for pick up trucks, etc.).
For assistance choosing the right crash-rated bollard for your application, contact Tymetal Corp. directly.
The Exclusive North American Supplier of Safetyflex Crash Bollards
Tymetal Corp. is proud to be the exclusive North American supplier of Safetyflex vehicle bollards. Safetyflex is a U.K.-based company that produces high-security fencing and gating systems that architects, engineers and facility owners favor worldwide. Safetyflex PAS68 crash bollards can be found at airports, military bases, power stations, sports stadiums, outdoor restaurants, parks and other facilities where security and safety is paramount. SafetyFlex provides a wide range of resources and information on their website. Click this link to learn more about SafetyFlex.
High-Security Metal Bollards Featuring Patented Design
Safetyflex crash bollards feature a revolutionary patented spring steel design that enables them to absorb extreme amounts of impact with a shallow foundation – they have the capability to stop a 7.5 ton truck traveling at up to 50 mph dead in its tracks! This special flex technology allows the bollard to act as a torsion spring, a lateral translation spring and a lateral bending spring. The spring action redirects the vehicle’s energy back into the vehicle instead of the foundation. Even after impact, bollards usually remain level and plumb, requiring just a replacement cover to be back in service.
Many competing manufacturers of security bollards must rely on several unattractive bollards or deep foundations in order to pass crash tests. In comparison, a single aesthetically-pleasing Safetyflex security bollard is capable of standing up to extremely stressful crash conditions. And at only 8” in depth (for the K4 model), our shallow mount bollards also provide significant savings on the cost of installation.
Award-Winning Safetyflex Security Bollards Were Used at the 2012 Olympics
The combination of cutting-edge technology and aesthetic appeal made Safetyflex security bollards the choice for protecting sites at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. These state-of-the-art PAS-68 bollards also resulted in Safetyflex being the proud recipient of the innovation award at the 2013 National Business Awards in the U.K.
The Tymetal Corp. Advantage
Tymetal Corp. has been offering a host of innovative security barrier solutions for more than 25 years. We’re proud to be your single source capable of designing, manufacturing and providing K-rated bollards and complete automatic gate systems. In addition to our broad selection of shallow mount bollards, we can even offer custom gate solutions for unusual security situations.
Our gate systems are backed by the best customer service in the industry. Tymetal Corp. security bollard experts will assist you before, during and after your purchase to ensure you’re completely satisfied with your investment.
Feel free to browse our wide range of valuable design resources for many of our products. You’ll find detailed information on our complete inventory of shallow mount car stopper bollards, K4 truck stopper bollards and K12 truck stopper bollards to secure your private, commercial or governmental location.
Contact Us to Learn More About Our Shallow Mount Bollards
Contact us today to learn more about our shallow mount fixed or removable traffic bollard solutions. At Tymetal Corp., we satisfy all of your perimeter security needs!