BERGHAUSNEWS Issue 60 ⋅ March / April 2019 berghaus-verkehrstechnik.de Dear Readers, ProTec-Tor 120 successfully tested to T3 The AVS Group continues to expand its international presence, now also with the takeover of our long-standing business partner Traffics in Denmark. COO Dirk Schönauer will be working with Traffics Managing Director Christian Dam to establish our range of products and services under AVS Vejsikring A / S in Denmark. As well as expanding on the international market, in Germany too our aim is to continue developing and improving our products. A number of new crash barrier systems have been successfully tested to DIN 1317, which we would also like to show you at this year’s DeuSat in Cologne. Come and see us at Koelnmesse on 27 and 28 March! As co-initiator of the DeuSat I am really looking forward to meeting you again and to many interesting talks. Dieter Berghaus, Managing Director We have developed ProTec-Tor 50 and ProTec-Tor 120 as easily separated elements for mobile crash barriers that can be opened quickly in an emergency without needing tools. Just a couple of simple actions are all it takes to release the force-fit connection of the crash barriers and open the ProTec-Tor 50 or ProTec-Tor 120 elements. In November 2018, the emergency opening ProTec-Tor 120 was successfully tested according to the test criteria and requirements of DIN EN 1317 with a truck (TB 41) travelling at 70 km/h and a car (TB 21) travelling at 80 km/h. The ProTec-Tor 120 was assessed as a special element in our crash barrier system ProTec 100 (T3 / W2) according to the acceptance criteria of containment level T3. Up to now, in Germany such special elements were usually corroborated merely in static situations and as a computed simulation. But simulations are not always suitable for providing indubitable corroboration particularly in terms of the dynamic forces and their impacts on special elements. In view of the fact that emergency openings are meanwhile increasingly required as safety devices in restraint systems with contraflow traffic, we can now offer our ProTec-Tor 120 as a tested emergency opening system. We instructed an accredited test lab to test the Pro- Tec-Tor 120. In the standard crash test, the longitudinal force transfers and the functionality of the special element and also of the connected crash barrier system were assessed and documented on the basis of the two impact tests that were carried out. The emergency opening functioned perfectly even after the crash tests with a truck and car at high speeds with slight shifting of the system. This means our product fulfils the requirements for containment level T3 pursuant to DIN EN 1317! With ProTec-Tor 120 – quick access for emergency services – the mobile crash barrier can be opened quickly and easily without additional tools. Striking signs and a different pattern for the side reflectors make it easy for the emergency services to find the Pro- Tec-Tor. In addition, a number or mileage indication can be affixed to the quick access. 2 Re-Design Mobile LED prewarner – free demonstration on site 3 • Re-Design: Red countdown display • MPB 1400 in use in Carinthia Particularly at one-day roadworks or when accidents happen on multilane highways and motorways, traffic safety depends on making road users well aware of the changed situation and approaching roadworks. This is where our mobile LED prewarners are used. They are available in various versions. 4 • Now even better: ProTec 51 and ProTec 100 in the truck impact test • Traffic lights for New Zealand • European Road Conference 2018 • AVS now also in Denmark • Adverts The mobile prewarner MV-LED is ideal for use on the hard shoulder with its bright LED technology to give active warning of one-day roadworks, emergency and hazard situations at road accidents and temporarily changed road layouts, and also for events. The mobile prewarner TOP-LED 2 offers enhanced visibility. Depending on the specific situation, it can be used as mobile LED prewarner or, if necessary, with projecting arm and additional overhead sign at a height of six metres across multilane carriageways. Both mobile prewarner models MV-LED and TOP-LED 2 are ready for use and demonstration at our Kürten site. On request, our service technician will also come to your premises and give you a personal demonstration of the LED prewarner with all functions on your depot. This also offers scope to deal with any questions about use, handling and technology directly on site. Our demonstration prewarners are certified traffic control signs for road use with a regular registration plate and can be used for construction site protection straight away. Please contact us to make an appointment if you are interested in a free demonstration of MV-LED or TOP-LED 2. Our sales team is looking forward to your call! Symbol photo For all models, the customer can choose the colour for the LED display surfaces: red-and-white or fully coloured (RGB) LED technology – to suit individual needs or national regulations. The LED display signs have gone through lighting tests as per EN 12966. The scope of supply includes German-language editing software for users to create road signs, pictograms, symbols and texts as well as running continuous text, for compilation on the PC.