Smith & Wesson Security Solutions has designed an innovative wedge barrier that eliminates many of the challenges experienced during the procurement, installation, use, and maintenance of traditional systems.
Available in either Hydraulic or Electro-Mechanical models that utilize the same as-tested barrier structure, the SW1900 wedge provides ASTM M50 P1 rated protection suitable for a wide variety of facilities such as embassies, military installations, corporate headquarters, data centers, and Federal Government agencies. Innovative noise dampening technology has been incorporated into the barrier design, making the SW1900 well-suited for installations located near businesses or other properties that are sensitive to noise levels.
Following independent 3rd party testing, the test vehicle’s crash-test wreckage was removed, and the SW1900 was immediately cycled multiple times under its own power — requiring no replacement hoses or fittings, and demonstrating no hydraulic leaks or damage to operating components. Test vehicles were also driven over the barrier following the conclusion of the test, demonstrating that the SW1900 could withstand an impact and remain functional.
Smith & Wesson has designed the SW1900 with removable access panels on the top of the wedge plate which allow all operating components to be serviced or replaced without raising the barrier. To make installation as fast and cost effective as possible, the shallow (18″ foundation) mount barrier is shipped in one piece, requires no concrete inside the vault, and has pre-plumbed drains and control pathways that ensure that there is no interference with rebar placement.
In an independent third-party crash test conducted on July 18 in College Station, TX, the SW1900 successfully met the ASTM F2656-07 M50 P1 standard. The SW1900 stopped a 15,000 lb. truck traveling 50 miles per hour with “zero penetration,” meaning the truck bed did not pass the vertical plane of the barrier. Significantly for Smith & Wesson Security Solutions’ prospective customers that have concerns that hazardous cargo carried by a threat vehicle may be ejected into their facility following an impact, the truck’s payload remained in place during the test. Once the truck’s crash-test wreckage was removed, the wedge was immediately cycled multiple times under its own power – requiring no replacement hoses or fittings, and demonstrating no hydraulic leaks or damage to operating components. Test vehicles were driven over the barrier following the conclusion of the test, demonstrating that the SW1900 could withstand an impact and remain functional.
Smith & Wesson Security Solutions has designed an innovative wedge barrier that eliminates many…
by Dave Bahde / Nov 21, 2011