Crash Rated Drop Arms

Crash Rated Drop Arms
TypeActive Vehicle Barrier
CertificationASTM M50 - 15,000lbs@50mph, K4&K12
Ideal ForEmergency entrance ways, cold weather and wet weather applicatons

Our crash rated drop arm combines speed and control to deliver an exceptional access control system. This system is perfect for emergency entrance ways where ambulances and fire trucks need quick access onto a facility. The crash rated beam can be operated in five to ten seconds under normal operating conditions, and under three seconds for fast emergency situations. The beam is ideal for operating in conditions ranging from -30℉ to 200℉, making it the preferred choice among drop beams for cold weather and wet weather applications.

This rectangular rigid steel beam is driven by an actuator that is designed to move heavy weight at high velocities, over heavy duty cycles. The beam’s system is equipped with an internal brake system and PLC technology allowing 360 degree positioning for exceptional speed and control. Crash beams are designed to provide you access control with minimum maintenance and high reliability.

FutureNet Security Solutions™ provides an optional battery backup system. The backup system provides approximately 600-plus cycles, to prevent vulnerabilities at a facility if a power outage occurs.




  • No above ground concrete
  • Drill press for manual operation
  • 208V, 3PH, 1½ HP (available option 240V, 1PH)
  • Horizontal swing and vertical lift arms available
  • Hydraulic and manual systems are also available with ratings of:
    • – K12 (15,000 lbs at 50 mph)
    • – K8 (15,000 lbs at 40 mph)
    • – K4 (15,000 lbs at 30 mph)