Issue 51 | December 2015 / January 2016 BERGHAUSNEWS Traffic Technology • Mobile Crash Barriers Contents at a glance Register now: Berghaus traffic light training 2016 02 • Flexible uses for add-on prewarner AV-LED • Radio blinking light warns of oncoming traffic • Detlef Branstner takes his well-earned retirement • Save the date: INTERTRAFFIC 2016 03 • Mobile controller EPB 20 in Nürnberg • LED technology keeps the oil slick cleaner safe • New AVS Dresden already well established in Saxony Whether beginners or advanced users: we bring you up to date with the very latest developments in mobile traffic light technology, as shown here in our training room in Kürten. Our technicians gladly impart their practical know-how accumulated over many years and will answer any questions. 04 • Meeting of the CEOs, branch managers and quantity surveyors of the AVS Traffic Safety Professionals Group • A39: ProTec-Tor safeguards fast emergency opening • AVS: your Traffic Safety Professionals ... Contents of our traffic light training courses Course 1 lasts two days (Monday and Tuesday) and covers: Brief explanation of the ZTV-SA, TL-LSA and the new RiLSA 2015 Calculation of signal phase plans for alternating one-way traffic systems Implementing the phase plans in traffic lights MPB 3200, 3400 and MPB 4400 Fault-finding and troubleshooting Laptop calculation of signal phase plans for T-junction and crossroads signal systems Implementing the phase plans in traffic light systems MPB 4400 Presentation of the new mobile traffic light system MPB 44 M/S SMS remote monitoring system Course II lasts two days (Wednesday and Thursday) and covers: Explanation of TL-LSA and the RiLSA 2015 Writing signal timetables on laptops Implementing the signal timetable in controllers EPB 12 and EPB 48 together with the pedestrian controller FG 2 and the mobile traffic light system MPB 44 M/S SMS remote monitoring system Practical applications for controllers EPB 12 and EPB 48 together with the pedestrian controller FG 2 and the mobile traffic light system MPB 44 M/S Analytical fault-finding and fast troubleshooting Video detector with presence detection Camera system for monitoring Simulation module with CPU Remote control/remote maintenance More than 1,600 employees from authorities, road maintenance depots, construction companies and traffic safety service providers have taken up our offer in recent years to be trained directly by the manufacturer of mobile traffic light technology. At each of the two-day courses, we provide participants with the necessary basic know-how about mobile traffic light systems, making reference to current statutory regulations, e.g. the TL-LSA, the ZTV-SA and the new RiLSA 2015. Our experienced technicians use practical examples for explaining how to draw up signal timetables and offer opportunities for practising how to implement these phase plans in the various traffic light controllers. Course I is ideal for beginners in mobile traffic light technology or for users intending to deploy these systems primarily for alternating one-way and T- junction situations, or at the most for controlling At the Recklinghausen branch of our customer SLT Verkehrstechnik GmbH, they have specialised among others in providing nationwide traffic safety for heavy loads, including for example large components for wind farms. For this very special form of traffic safety, we have adapted our popular standard traffic light system MPB 3400 exactly to the needs of SLT Verkehrstechnik. All traffic lights have been equipped for manual radio remote control with optical feedback.After these have been put in position en route by the SLT service team during the day and adjusted to the blank setting, it is only when the heavy loads are actually approaching that the leading support vehicle successively changes the traffic lights to red by radio remote control.Awarning sign fitted to the traffic light explains the reasons for the temporary night-time road closure. After the convoy has passed, the road closure is selectively lifted again by the trailing vehicle. "With this excellent technical equipment consisting of mobile Berghaus traffic lights tailor-made ex-works specifically to our needs, we can now accompany heavy loads with practically no need for support from the local police", says Marco Filon, Recklinghausen branch manager at SLT Verkehrstechnik GmbH. At the moment, SLT is responsible for about 50 wind farms. When a wind farm is being installed, several heavy load convoys will crossroads. They also become familiar with the extended functions of the new software for the MPB 3200 and MPB 3400 traffic lights. Working on the basis of course I, advanced course II consists of a user seminar for the mobile crossroads system controllers EPB 12 and EPB 48 together with the pedestrian controller FG 2, and introduces remote control/remote maintenance of the EPB controllers. You are invited to the courses in Kürten (North Rhine-Westphalia) in week 7 or in Mellingen (Thuringia) in week 9. Please refer to the yellow panel on the left for programme details. Take this chance to have your staff trained, as good qualifications are always worthwhile! Please use the flyer provided on our website to register for the course. Unfortunately, it is not possible to register by phone. berghaus-verkehrstechnik.de Berghaus traffic lights safeguard heavy loads be guided along the same route every night often for up to eight weeks at a time, weather permitting. In some cases, the heavy loads will have a total length of up to 84 m – including the towing vehicle! The technically mature Berghaus traffic lights adapted specifically to SLT's needs are the ideal solution. One highly practical feature is that the customised modification can be reversed in a few simple steps so that the traffic lights can then be used again as mobile solutions for one-way and T-junction situations, or for controlling crossroads, in addition to providing traffic safety for heavy loads. Pictures: SLT Verkehrstechnik GmbH The courses and software are - as always - in German only.