U-Channel Breakaway Posts
LAP SPLICE™ : THE ECONOMICAL U-CHANNEL BREAKAWAY SYSTEM
The FHWA approved LAP SPLICE System is designed to give you an easy-to-install, ground-mounted, bolted-base breakaway system for all SP-80 RIB-BAK U-Channel Post, up to 4 lbs. This breakaway system costs remarkably less than competitive breakaway systems.
THE SYSTEM IS DESIGNED WITH ECONOMY AND SAFETY IN MIND
Safety is a key factor in the LAP SPLICE System. Because the system utilizes a short RIB-BAK post, it can easily be driven into even the hardest clay soils from ground level in just minutes with manual or power tools. Nesting and bolting the LAP SPLICE System takes just minutes, too - so altogether your installation crew spends less time by the side of the road, reducing their exposure to traffic-related injury. The economy of the LAP SPLICE System is by design. Just two special bolts and a bar spacer are needed to join the top post to the base post.
CRASH TESTED AND APPROVED BY FHWA AND AASHTO
The LAP SPLICE System has been tested for multiple post installations, up to three posts for 3 lb. sign posts, and two posts for 4 lb. sign posts. For single or multiple post installations, the LAP SPLICE System stands up to a variety of wind pressure conditions and meets the latest AASHTO guidelines.
The LAP SPLICE System securely nests RIB-BAK U-Channel together, forming a union as strong as the posts themselves.
|Bar Color||Bar Size|
|2 & 2.5||Silver||3/8" thick
|3 & 4||Gold||1/2" thick
SLIP SAFE™ : THE REUSABLE SLIP BASE SYSTEM
MEETS SPECIFICATIONS FOR BOTH LARGE AND SMALL SIGN SUPPORTS
The SLIP SAFE slip base system was designed to meet all of your sign support needs. Assembled back-to-back, SLIP SAFE can handle signage up to 110 square feet using three 6 kg/m (4 lbs/ft) RIB-BAK U-Channel posts within a 2.1 m (7 ft) span. The single-post system, configured the same way, can manage signage up to 50 square feet.
THE SAFEST, MOST ADVANCED SIGN SUPPORT AVAILABLE
Developed by engineers at the Texas Transportation Institute, the SLIP SAFE System is the only true 360 degree U-Channel breakaway system with advanced safety and reusability components built in. In most cases, the base post, attachment hardware, casting, and top post are reusable . . . Stub repair is unnecessary.
SLIP SAFE single post:
EASY TO INSTALL
SLIP SAFE can be installed quickly and easily because it doesn't require the concrete necessary for a large sign support system, and the base is a direct drive unit requiring only conventional power tools. In most cases, the entire system is reusable including the base post, attachment hardware, casting and top post. Stub repair is unnecessary.
CRASH TESTED AND APPROVED
SLIP SAFE also exceeds crash impact standards by more than 200%. NCHRP 350 criteria for occupant impact velocity has established a maximum of 5 meters per second, with 3 meters per second preferred. In field tests, the SLIP SAFE consistently performed well below the maximum limits.