Have you heard of crash cushions? Did you ever wonder what they are used for? For example, are they expensive to produce and install? In this video, we explore the many types of crash cushions and how they work.
Crash cushions, also called impact attenuators, protect vehicles from damage when colliding with a structure. They work by absorbing kinetic energy and redirecting the colliding vehicle away from danger.
Crash cushions are often used on construction projects or as buffers to control traffic. One such crash cushion is the compressor system, a traffic re-directive, uni/bi-directional crash cushion designed to shield immovable objects up to 96 inches (244cm).
The specialized crash cushion boasts a self-contained platform that does not need to be placed against a rigid object to support itself. It also features along with its entire length re-directive fender panels, which slide upon each other when impacted.
Meanwhile, S.M.A. crash cushions are the most compact absorbers available on the market, fully meeting road safety requirements. They provide superior protection in case of impact despite their simple construction. They are ideal for installations in tight spaces such as tunnels and junctions.
Furthermore, after a standard impact, only the absorbing panels need to be replaced, reducing the costs of maintenance.
Have we piqued your curiosity? Then watch our video to see crash cushions in action.
Who’d have thought that a bunch of metal could save your life. 🚗
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