An Introduction To The Box Beam

Introduction To The Box Beam

In industrial areas where large or heavy vehicles move around, the installation of a box beam crash barrier could be necessary to prevent damage being caused, should one of those vehicles get out of control. 

If you’ve not come across box beams before, then here’s an introduction to what they are and how they perform


Box Beam Strength

Box beams are stronger than corrugated Armco barriers and as such, can withstand even greater impacts.

These heavy duty 2.4m open box beam crash barriers are made from 5mm thick galvanised steel and mounted on to galvanised steel posts spaced at 2.4m , 1.6m or even 1.2m centers to ensure maximum strength and protection. Because they’re galvanised, box beams are not only extremely strong, but they’re durable, too, which means a longer lifespan and the ability to withstand harsh conditions, both indoors and outdoors. 

The installation of a box beam means greater assurance that what lies on the other side of it is protected from the extensive damage that collision with a vehicle, such as an HGV could cause. 


Box Beam Benefits 

There are, of course, situations where a steel Armco barrier or bolt down bollard might provide sufficient protection – for example, in a warehouse where shelving and stock needs protection against impact from a forklift truck, or to prevent cars from accessing pedestrianised areas. 

But, when it’s heavier vehicles that are the issue, then the main benefit of a box beam is the additional protection that it can provide. You might find a box beam in the following places: 

  • Warehouses 
  • Private Roads
  • Loading Bays 
  • Car Parks 
  • To prevent access to vacant land
  • Construction sites 
  • Any other industrial situation where heavy vehicles and machinery is used

In these situations, they are not only preventing vehicle access, but protecting workers, other pedestrians, valuable equipment, machinery or stock from expensive or even life threatening damage. 

As you can see there are numerous benefits of choosing a box beam crash barrier. The ones we provide at Armco Direct are made from the highest quality, 100% recyclable, galvanised steel. And when time is an issue, we can have them delivered to sites all over the UK in as little as 48 hours. 

Box beams from Armco Direct are also galvanised to the BS EN1461 standard, come with an 85 year lifetime guarantee * and can be mounted at a range of heights. 

They can be installed quickly and easily and can also be powder coated to give a high visibility finish which will act as a deterrent as well as offering immoveable protection.


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Box beam installation means the reassurance that costly damage can be avoided. And if there’s the slightest possibility that a heavy vehicle may go out of control in an area where it could cause damage, then installing a box beam crash barrier could be the most sensible decision you make. 

To find out more and get your FREE no obligation quote, get in touch by giving a member of our team a call today.

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