Retractable Bollards Provide Rapid Vehicle Access When Needed
Retractable bollards are now available from Reliance Foundry Co. Ltd.
Retractable, or collapsible, bollards satisfy a number of needs in architectural and landscape planning.
"Interest in retractable and fixed bollards, providing a safe and secure perimeter around properties, has grown exponentially in recent times", notes Brad Done, Vice President of Reliance Foundry. "Preventing cars and trucks from impacting property or posing risk to pedestrians is a major concern for architects, planners and security professionals”. “Bollards are the simplest, most secure and least expensive way to protect structures from vehicle and security threats”, he added. Collapsible bollards solve a number of design & security problems - protecting structures from intrusion, but allowing entrance when needed - most frequently for maintenance or emergency services. They avoid the unattractive look of concrete barriers or tall fences, while providing maximum pedestrian access.
Reliance Foundry chose to add retractable bollards to their growing bollard product line to provide property owners and managers with an attractive way to manage traffic flow in areas where access might need to change. These new collapsible or telescopic Bollards are reliable as fixed bollards when in place, but can also retract in ground and reopen reliably with minimal effort. Done adds “the telescopic bollards we have chosen meet the exacting specifications we have demanded from our products for 80 years." The company's collapsible bollards are available in signature textured black and other standard powder coated finishes; for the most discerning buyers - a high quality stainless steel version is also available.
Retractable bollard receivers are installed in concrete below grade. When retracted, the bollards are flush with the pavement to prevent trip-fall hazards. Each bollard has an integrated locking system, preventing unauthorized removal or adjustment of the bollards above or below ground. In place, "the bollard post is easily lifted from within the in-ground receiver, and locked into place. With a simple twist the bollard cylinder retracts flush into the surface " Done explains.
As with Reliance Foundry’s entire Bollard product line, these Retractable Bollards utilize recyclable materials and high-quality, corrosion-resistant finishes which reduce field maintenance.
About Reliance Foundry:
Reliance Foundry has been a family-owned business since 1927. Bollards are one of its main product lines, along with industrial wheels, truck parts and castings. Reliance sources products globally, and offers quick and convenient delivery in the United States and Canada from its Vancouver-area location.
"Collapsible bollards are just the latest innovation we bring to the market," Done says, "and we will continue to design, develop and offer the most up-to-date Bollard products available today."
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