Ross Rising Beam Barrier in ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards (Video)

With its wide clearance opening and above ground electro-mechanical operation, the XT-4200 Anti-Ram Gate is ideal for a broad range of high-security facilities, such as airports, stadiums, data centers, power generation facilities, refineries and corporate offices.
With its wide clearance opening and above ground electro-mechanical operation, the XT-4200 Anti-Ram Gate is ideal for a broad range of high-security facilities, such as airports, stadiums, data centers, power generation facilities, refineries and corporate offices.

Ross Technology XT-4200 Post and Beam Gate, has been nominated to compete in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards program.

Beam style gates are ideal for guarding access control points with wide entrances, eliminating the need to install and maintain multiple wedge barriers or bollards.

Because the vertical support posts and foundations are often installed beyond the roadway margins, these barriers can reduce the risk of interference with underground utilities.

With its wide clearance opening and above ground electro-mechanical operation, this barrier is ideal for a broad range of high-security facilities, such as airports, stadiums, data centers, power generation facilities, refineries and corporate offices.

The XT-4200 Anti-Ram Gate features a unique rising beam actuated by a highly reliable, electromechanical drive system and provides ASTM F2656 M50 P1 crash-tested security for high-threat and demanding environments.

Crash tested with a 24’ clear opening, this barrier is not only a cost effective solution for securing wide entrances, it’s also designed to reduce maintenance and operating costs.

(Testing of Ross’s innovative electro-mechanical anti-ram rising beam gate to the ASTM F2656-15 crash test method (15,000 lb truck @ 50 mph). End result: Stopped within 3 feet, earning an M50-P1 rating! Courtesy of Ross Technology and YouTube)

The all-electric system utilizes a continuous-duty rated motor and gearbox to provide long-term reliability and reduced downtime.

And because the motor and drive system are located within the posts, they’re shielded from the elements to deter corrosion. This also makes it easy to access equipment for service.

Finally, the crash beam is raised and lowered by a unique dual drive chain system to ensure consistently smooth and quiet operation.

Ross Technology XT-4200 Post and Beam Gate
Ross Technology XT-4200 Post and Beam Gate

Like our Anti-Ram Fence, the XT-4200 post design features integral rebar rods (provided by Ross) to spare installers the time and expense of purchasing rebar and building cages.

The post is also engineered to accept Ross XL-501 Anti-Ram Fence Beams for a complete, integrated perimeter security system.

And because the vertical support posts and foundations are often installed beyond the roadway margins, these barriers can reduce the risk of interference with underground utilities.

The XT-4200 Anti-Ram Gate features a unique rising beam actuated by a highly reliable, electromechanical drive system.

Design Features

Ross Technology XT-4200 Post and Beam Gate
Ross Technology XT-4200 Post and Beam Gate

The Ross Anti-Ram Gate utilizes a structural steel tube beam engineered to travel vertically between two bollard-like posts, which perpetually anchor the beam at either end.

When lowered, this cross member is housed in an unobtrusive channel and shallow foundation extending across the roadway.

The efficient motion of this gate design reduces the travel distance required for the barrier to open and close compared to drop-arm gates, which pivot from one end post in a long arcing motion.

This feature serves to significantly decrease the cycle time required to process vehicles and eliminates potential clearance issues with overhead objects such as trees, buildings or utilities. Normal operating time is accomplished in a mere 3 – 5 seconds.

The XT-4200 is available with many equipment options for managing operation, including control consoles, safety loops and Emergency Fast Operation (EFO).

Because all of the operating components are installed above ground level, this barrier requires less maintenance than bollards and wedges and is easy to service.

Ross Technology XT-4200 Post and Beam Gate
Ross Technology XT-4200 Post and Beam Gate

The Post and Beam Gate is ideal for the following conditions:

Wide entrances

  • One unit is capable of securing multiple lanes of traffic or spacious checkpoints used to process large vehicles

Seamless perimeter security

  • Gate posts are engineered to accept Ross XL-501 Post & Beam Fence sections to eliminate gaps and redundant fence posts

Environmental restrictions

  • For projects where the use of hydraulics fluids is prohibited

High traffic

  • Because the beam travels a short distance, this gate can process vehicles quickly

Restrictive site conditions

  • Where high water tables or excessive precipitation would have a negative impact on operating components installed below ground

Excavation constraints

  • Where underground utilities beneath the road surface limit the excavation depth

High-speed impacts

  • Where the roadway layout allows vehicles to reach higher speeds

Minimal setbacks

  • Where critical assets or equipment are located close to entrances (such as in urban areas) and a high level of security is required regardless of potential vehicle speed

Bicycle/motorcycle access

  • Where preventing access by two-wheeled vehicles is desired

Urban and corporate settings

  • Where visual appearance is an important consideration

Sound restrictions

  • Where noise levels are a concern

Ross Perimeter Security Product Manager, Scott Espensen commenting on the ASTM F2656 M50-P1 crash testing, confirmed the accomplishment as another step in Ross’ commitment to provide innovative products.

Ross Technology XT-4200 Post and Beam Gate
Ross Technology XT-4200 Post and Beam Gate

“Passing the ASTM F2656 test with a M50 P1 rating on our first attempt is a credit to our engineering and design process.”

“We’re excited to offer our customers a gate system that can be integrated seamlessly with our M50 P1 Anti-Ram Fence, creating a turnkey perimeter security solution.”

Touted as a high-security solution, the XT-4200 gate is ideal for guarding access control points with wide entrances, eliminating the need to install and maintain multiple wedge barriers or bollards.

Ross Technology has manufactured thousands of high-quality, durable vehicle barrier systems. Among our customers are some of the largest government agencies, general contractors, integrators and corporations in the world.

Ross Technology Rising Beam Barrier in 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

As an ‘ASTORS’ competitor, Ross Technology’s Rising Beam Barrier will be competing against the industries leading providers of Perimeter Barriers & Deterrent Systems.

ASTORS HSA 2017Good luck to the Ross Rising Beam Barrier on becoming a Winner of the 2017 American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program!

To learn more about Ross Technology’s diverse line of physical security and public safety solutions that protect people, property & products in a wide range of applications, including antiterrorism/force protection, please visit the company’s website at www.rosstechnology.com