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Flexible bollards

13 November 2017

McCue Corp has released a highly featured protector that makes your facility safety stronger, smarter and much more economical, says the firm.

A finalist in ‘Best Innovation on an Existing Product’ at the MODEX expo, the McCue FlexCore Bollard’s flexible, shock absorbing properties help it deflect impacts – and its durable, high-visibility plastic shell is rust, scratch and dirt resistant.

The company’s designers stepped into the shoes of customers when creating the FlexCore Bollard. Traditional core-drilled or plate-mounted bollards can withstand impacts, but cracked concrete, permanent deformation and unsightly erosion through rust, flaking paint or general wear-and-tear create a multitude of maintenance costs and problems. With the Flexcore Bollard, these issues are greatly diminished.

Utilising similar technology to high-performance aircraft and military vehicles, McCue’s innovators implemented a high-strength spring-steel post attached to an industrial shock absorber for the Bollard’s core. For the exterior, the steel post carries a rubber load ring that allows the cover to rotate on impact, flex and reform. This triple-pronged protective process not only saves the bollard, it protects the vehicle or piece of equipment that comes into contact with it.

On top of this, installation is simple and fast, with no trip hazards and fully hidden hardware. This, combined with the ultra-low maintenance properties of the bollard, adds up to a whole lot of savings over an extended period of time.

 
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