Fortress Fence (a division of Century Fence) recently completed installing a high security K4 crash-engineered swing gate. This exact swing gate shouldn’t be overlooked as just any ordinary gate. In fact, it’s nearly the opposite of a typical gate that you may think of. This gate is designed to be able to withstand forces as strong as a head-on collision with a moving truck!
The project was designed by the Tymetal Corporation and the swing K4 gate was installed as 8’ high x 20’ wide. During this project, the gate required (2) 8” stanchions to be put in place. The stanchions would be later moved into 4’ deep x 6’ wide x 6’ long steel reinforced concrete footings. Lastly, the gate was then placed on 6″ square gate posts for more reinforcement. With all of these high-security measures put into place, it’s a safe bet to say that the gate will be able to withstand just about any truck or automobile that comes its way.
In order to meet all expectations, it was clear that the K4-rated swing gate was the best option for their facility. What was very unique about this project included that it was the first time that Fortress Fence has installed a K4 high-security fencing.
To give more exact details on the heavy-duty swing gate, it is tested to where it can handle an impact from a 15,000 Ib. vehicle traveling up to 30 mph! Tymetal Corp had specifically stated that “this K4-rated crash gate has met DOS and ASTM standards for perimeter barrier resistance.”
The K4 swing gate was a portion of the work on the entire high-security task, and the project also included installing expanded metal fencing. All deadlines and construction timelines were met on time by Fortress Fence. In the end, Fortress Fence successfully met all of the facility’s needs in our ever-changing world of high-security needs.
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If you are interested in learning more about this solution or why high-security swing gates might be what you’re looking for, contact Century Fence Company today. With over 100 years of experience in the commercial fencing industry, we can customize a solution to fit your needs. And with a sales force throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, and Iowa, we can come to you and get your project done correctly and quickly.
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