Embed Size (px)
Berghaus-NewsFachbetrieb und Mitglied im
Verein für Verkehrstechnik
und Verkehrssicherung e.V.
• Crossroads controller EPB 12 inaction
• AVS trains site supervisors:mobile crash barriers
• Trade-fair presentation:portable solar technology
• New out now: Berghaus productcatalogue 2010 / 2011
• Export hit: portable traffic lightMPB 1400
• J.-R. Oppermann, Chairman ofthe VVV e.V.
• Latest product for the trade-fair:portable traffic light MPB 3400
• Trade-fair presentation:mobile crash barrierProTec 160
• Reliable verification of main-tenance tours
• Training for the fire brigadeand the THW
At a glance
At the INTERTRAFFIC trade-fair inAmsterdam, we will be presenting thenew portable traffic-light systemMPB 3400 to the international tradepublic at our stand as our very latestproduct.The traffic-light system MPB 3400 fulfilsall the requirements of VDE 0832 and theRiLSA for radio, cable and quartz-controlled systems. Depending on theparticular application, as bottlenecksystem it corresponds to type classes A, Bor C of TL-LSA97 (Technical DeliveryConditions Portable Traffic LightSystems 97).
Our new portable traffic light MPB 3400can be used with either radio, cable orquartz control. The standard version isdesigned for controlling traffic bottle-necks (or also for T-junctions and cross-roads as extension for use outside thevalidity of German regulation TL-LSA97). The VA version for vehicle-actuatedoperation is equipped with directionalradar detectors as a standard feature.MPB 3400 is quickly erected and can beoperated intuitively without demandingmuch preliminary know-how.
INTERTRAFFIC 2010 in Amsterdam
New portable traffic light MPB 3400
The INTERTRAFFIC, the Number Onetraffic engineering trade-fair, is beingheld from 23 to 26 March 2010 inAmsterdam's RAI exhibition centre.
At this biennial international trade-fairfor planning, management and main-tenance of traffic and transport infra-structure, we present the interested tradepublic the very latest product develop-
ments from Peter Berghaus GmbH, nowfor the first time in Hall 1.As mentioned above, we shall bepresenting our very latest productconsisting of the
which nowoffers simultaneous use of a range ofdifferent modes such as on-request,fixed phase and green on request, all inone system.
Ourwill naturally also be part of the show.Users of this multilingual portabletraffic light are guided through the menuas easily as using a TV remote control.Our current
isalso on display. A data bus cable con-nects the master and slave componentswhich are used for direct control oflarge traffic light crossroads with 12signal groups and up to 32 signal heads(24 fully monitored). Furthermore,there is a choice of 40V lamps or LEDtechnology for every single group.
As in 2008, our service partner, AVSTraffic Safety Group, will also be inAmsterdam. AVS presents the latest ad-dition to the ProTec family for optimumsafety in and around roadworks: this istheas a world first, alongside with theproven crash barriersystem.
This year once again, we havefor our loyal customers
who want to come to the event. If youare interested, please contact usstraightaway in writing, by fax or mail.The tickets will be issued in the orderof receiving your requests while stockslast.
new construction site
traffic light MPB 3400
traffic light export hit MPB 1400
portable traffic light
controller EPB 12 Multiprocessor
portable ProTec 160 crash barrier
100 free tickets
We are always on the look-out for
competent partners in the continuous
expansion of our export network.
Please contact us!
The new portable traffic-light system MPB 3400
for vehicle-actuated traffic control at roadworks
Now in Hall 1, Berghaus Verkehrstechnik and the service partner AVS are presenting
their new products for traffic engineering, portable crash barriers and the full range of
services for professional traffic safety at a joint stand.
You are cordially invited to visit us at Stand 01.404 in Hall 1. We look forward to many
interesting talks. Please come in person to find out about our extensive services,
products and innovative new trade-fair exhibits.
Automatic fixed phase modeAutomatic green phase extensionAutomatic green on request (requestmode, continuous red as default)Continuous red for radio and cablecontrol
Red monitoringGreen/green interlockingStatus monitoringIlluminated information displayindicating battery status, cycleseconds, operating status, radardetector function, manual mode, fieldstrength for multi-frequency opera-tion, plain text fault messages etc.Night reduction (extends the batterychange intervals many times over)
Please turn to page 3 for more
Manual mode from any traffic lightfor radio or cable controlManual mode (continuous green) forquartz controlManual mode (continuous red) forquartz control
Hall 1, Stand 01.404
March / April 2010Issue 34
Traffic Technology Mobile Crash Barriers•
Peter Berghaus GmbHHerrenhöhe 6D-51515 Kürten-Herweg
55,000 copies in German1,000 copies in English
Dieter BerghausD-51515 Kürten-HerwegText und Layout:Michael Kronenberg
Druckerei BrockerD-51515 Kürten-Dürscheid
New traffic light experts
Once again this year, traffic lightexperts received training in earlyFebruary at company headquarters inKürten near Cologne and in earlyMarch at our subsidiary AVS inMellingen near Weimar. Nearly 100employees from renowned contrac-tors for signalling technology andtraffic safety from all over Germanytook up this offer of further training.They had a choice of two different2-day seminars offering basic andadvanced knowledge. The contentsincluded technical specifications andguidelines for construction sitetraffic signals (e.g. RiLSA, TL-LSA)and for drawing up and implemen-ting signal timetables, as well as howto operate the traffic light controllersincluding effective troubleshootingon site.Our portable traffic light "Professi-onals", operations manager AlfredWurth and technician Uwe Bani-schewski, led the participantsthrough the various topics, onceagain passing on much of theirknow-how.
In Hannover on 16 January 2010, Jens-Rolf Oppermann was elected as the newChairman of the VVV e.V. (Associationfor Traffic Technology and TrafficSafety) during the annual generalmeeting. He had already been chairmanof the association from1996 to 2006.
The VVV is an asso-ciation of leadingcompanies in the trafficindustry with the primeobjective of roadworkssafety in road traffic.The aim is to conti-n u o u s l y i m p r o v equality standards toenhance safety inroadworks situations.This is achieved bydeveloping quality andsafe ty guide l ines ,taking account of thestatutory regulations,standards and guide-lines, together with the involvement andqualification of leading manufacturersand users in the field of traffic safetyequipment and traffic engineering.The VVV and its member companiesbelong to the IVSt (IndustrialAssociationfor Roadside Equipment). The IVSt acts
as parent organisation for all tradeassociations involved in roadsideequipment with the aim of poolingactivities and asserting the results jointlyin the various institutions.The IVSt includes the department for
"Traffic safety at road-works", where VVV isalso represented.Current traffic safetyissues and concerns arepooled here in coope-ration with the existingtrade associations. Tothis end, the departmentsets up special workingparties as and when theneed arises to deal withall pending problemsand issues.Participation in theseworking parties on thepart of interested andcommitted membersfrom all trade associ-ations is possible and
welcome. The depart-ment and itsworking parties thus offer a broad rangeof concentrated expertise which is furtherenhanced by the industrial members.
More information is available on theinternet at www.VVV-eV.de.
Once again chairman of the VVV
e.V.: Jens-Rolf Oppermann from
J.-R. Oppermann, Chairman of the VVV e.V.
At the INTERTRAFFIC in Amsterdam,we will also be presenting our export hit,the quartz-controlled portable traffic-light system MPB 1400 to the internati-onal trade public at our exhibition stand.
Compact design, easy handling, uncom-plicated operation currently in elevenlanguages and easy extension to a T-junction or crossroads system – those arethe catchwords of the MPB 1400.
All settings are adjusted convenientlyusing a coded infrared remote control,protecting the system from unauthorisedinterference. MPB 1400 is ideal foruniversal use: on one day, just twosystems can be used at different sites foralternating one-way traffic. On anotherday they can be put together for examplefor crossroads control.When used for alternating one-waytraffic, the system corresponds to typeclass A of German regulation TL-LSA97(Technical Delivery Conditions PortableTraffic Light Systems 97).The necessary parameters are queried indialogue with the handheld box in a reallyeasy process: enter the red and greenphases separately in up to 999 seconds forevery traffic light; transmit the data; andthat's it!In addition to automatic quartz control,other modes can naturally also beadjusted, such as manual mode withcontinuous red, continuous green,flashing amber as warning or lamps off –ideal for tree-felling work or in specialtraffic situations that require manualintervention.
Ideally MPB 1400 can also be combinedwith our solar module (see report on page3) to be completely independent of thepower supply. This makes it ideal forlong-term use in Germany and abroadeven far away from any power source.
New low-cost portable traffic-light
system for alternating one-way
traffic, with quartz control
Further identical signal heads can be
added to obtain a T-junction or
Easy to use: convenient infrared
remote control with menu guidance
Available with menu in German,
English, Spanish, French, Italian,
Dutch or Turkish (other languages
Standard halogen lamps or new
Export hit: portable traffic light MPB 1400
All the settings of the MPB 1400 are adjus-
ted conveniently using the infrared remote
control with menu guidance
Crossroads controller EPB 12 in action
At the INTERTRAFFIC, we will also bedemonstrating our portable crossroadscontroller EPB 12.
The special feature of this crossroadstraffic-light system is that the combineduse of master and slave controllersconsiderably reduces the human re-sources and material needed for wiringthe system. The decentralised design ofthe portable controller system EPB 12means it is no longer necessary for allcables of signal heads, buttons, radardetectors and detectors to be wired in astar circuit to a central point. Appropriatepositioning of the master and slave unitsat the roadworks permits considerablereductions in the length of cable neededcompared to conventional systems. Justone data bus lead connects thecontrollers, together with a possiblepower supply cable. The master and slavecontrollers can even be up to max. 1 kmapart. As a result, smaller and lighteroverhead systems can be used. The whole
system is erected more quickly withconsiderable savings in costs for material,transport and human resources.As a rule, our portable controllerscompletely replace the stationary trafficlights that have either failed or beenswitched off. And so even our portablesystems offer a comprehensive range ofoperating modes, including bus priorityor progressive signalling.
EPB 12 is programmed in a clearlyorganised and extremely easy fashionusing our "Ampel-Win" software and acommercially available laptop.
The identical plug-in power cards in thecontrollers also allow for easy main-tenance. Maximum 12 signal groups withup to 32 signal heads (up to 24 fullymonitored) can be activated and providedwith power.At the same time, it is possible to chooseseparately for each signal group whetherthe signal heads operate with 40V lampsor LED technology. And if there shouldbe a defect at a power output, thedefective plug-in card can be easilyreplaced on site by the customer.See the convincing advantages of EPB 12for yourself – at our exhibition stand inAmsterdam!
The system of master/slave control-
lers drastically reduces the installa-
tion workload, saving working time,
material and money
Our new product catalogue 2010is being sent out to customers righton time for the INTERTRAFFIC.64 colourful pages give an over-view of our comprehensive rangeof products. Well over 200 illus-trations and detailed explanationsindicate the strength and diversityof Peter Berghaus GmbH: inno-vative traffic technology from asingle source – naturally straightfrom the manufacturer.
The catalogue is organised intoproduct groups and includes forexample: flashing and LED ad-vance warning lights, temporarytraffic control light systems,illuminated arrows, rotatingbeacon indicator lamps, mobilepre-warner and warning trailers,portable traffic lights, erectiondevices for traffic lights and signs,road marking films, TL beacons,portable crash barriers and much,much more besides.
New out now: Berghaus product catalogue 2010
Stand No. 01.404
CONNECTING INNOVATION TO INFRASTRUCTURE
- 2 -
Stand No. 01.404
CONNECTING INNOVATION TO INFRASTRUCTURE
Latest product for the trade-fair: MPB 3400
continued from page 1
used as transmitter or receiver
digital radio range
commercially available halogen lamps
special LED lamps
transmitter or receiver
The MPB 3400 is extremely simple to usewith a clear layout that is easy to readeven when switched off.The function switch selects whether thetraffic signals will operate in radio, cableor quartz mode. The mode selector switchselects the required setting. Request,fixed phase and green on request can beselected separately for every traffic light,and can even be in combination.All signal heads are identical so youdecide which is used as transmitter andwhich as receiver (with active feedback).The knob is used to adjust the necessaryclearance times (interim times) and thegreen phases for the transmitter andreceiver controller. These can also beadjusted for each direction. Inradio or cable mode, the illuminateddisplay even provides information fromthe other side. For example, in manualmode it is possible to read off the signaland cycle status at every signal headtogether with any possible faults (e.g.battery warning).
The MPB 3400 traffic-light systemconsists of two 3-aspect signal headseach. These are made of extremely
and highlyplastic.All signal heads are fitted with identicalfeatures. They can all be
.Furthermore, this also reduces the costlyspare part stocks that are accumulated fordiffering types.
The control itself is accommodated in aaluminium housing (IP
65) below the green chamber. The lockintegrated in the control door protects allelements from unauthorised interference.The portable aluminium battery casingshave undergone . Theycarry the signal heads and also offer spacefor two batteries (12V/170Ah).The lower edge of every signal head isfully variable up to a height of 2 m abovethe erection surface. It is also possible toalign just the traffic-light head to thetraffic by turning it to the left or right,
regardless of the casing.The antenna which is specially tuned tothe radio frequencies is fitted with itselectric counterweight on the highestpoint of the traffic-light head. And so themaximum is war-ranted freely in all directions. The latestradio transmission technology gives theMPB 3400 a reliable digital radio pathwith high transmission quality. Onrequest, the traffic light can be suppliedwith multi-frequency rating and up to 16radio channels.In the interests of
, the traffic signalsystem is equipped with a new generationof directional radar detectors. An LED inthe radar detector informs road users thattheir request has been registered. Reliablecontinuous red operation (green onrequest) is only possible with directionalradar detectors as they are not influencedby crossing or departing traffic or by rainand snow. The radar detectors can bealigned precisely to the traffic, regardlessof the position of the signal head.The standard MPB 3400 is equipped with
12V/10W. Fully variable adaptation ofluminous intensity to the ambient light isachieved by automatic night-timereduction. This helps to reduce the batterychange intervals many times over. Onrequest, the traffic-light system can beequipped with forbattery-operated portable traffic lightsalready ex works or in a kit easilyretrofitted by the user. This bringsadditional energy savings compared toconventional LED lamps while providingconstant brightness – even when thebattery voltage starts to fall!In the standard version, the MPB 3400has been tested for bottleneck opera-tion pursuant to German regulation TL-LSA97.All MPB 3400 signal heads are identical.
traffic light can be adjusted at thefront plate for the signal head to operateas (1, 2 or 3). Forexample, a system with four traffic-lightheads can be used to signal twobottlenecks in two different locations. It iseven technically possible to control T-junction or crossroads traffic.
Come and see us at our exhibition stand inAmsterdam and see the convincingadvantages of the new MPB 3400 foryourself.
You'll already have seen themat the motorway roadworksunder the auspices of AVSBühl on the German motorwayA5: the first 10 Berghaus LEDadvance warning flashlightswith solar panel have beendelivered and are already in position.The new, nearly maintenance-free andreliable solar charging technology is areal alternative to conventional batterysystems, whether for portable LEDtraffic lights at remote locations farfrom any power grid or for LEDadvance warning flashlights on themotorways, particularly in theinaccessible central reservation. Up tonow, the batteries weighing up to 50kg each had to be changed every week,usually entailing the dangerousprocedure of crossing the lanes ofbusy motorways; at long last, this willno longer be necessary.Installation is incredibly easy: thesolar module is fastened together withthe plug-in pole system and a TLcrash barrier holder to the crashbarrier, or erected on a TL signstand. The module is fitted to thehighest point of the pole. With itsbracket, it can be turned through360° with optimum alignment to thesouth.
The solar and battery system israted particularly for continuousoperation; together with the ex-tremely low power requirementof our LED technology, thismakes a contribution towardsa lasting and reliable powersupply.
The top quality solar module, deve-loped specially for remote applicationsin signal systems far from any powergrid, provides a maximum output ofabout 95W as the reliable supply forportable road safety products, and alsorecharges handy 12V batteries,naturally with protection from over-charge and total discharge.This warrants uninterrupted operationfor instance of portable traffic-lightsystems or LED advance warningflashlights even at night or during aperiod of bad weatherOur tests show that it is definitely worthconsidering the advantages of an
essentially self-sufficient solarpower supply at road andmotorway construction sites, andnot just for long-term roadworks.Hard cash can be saved with thesolar panel in next-to-no time,
simply from the considerablyreduced service workload.
- 3 -
AVS trains site supervisors: mobile crash barriers
Trade-fair presentation: portable solar technology
The AVS Traffic Safety Group operates aservice network with more than 250 welltrained professionals to take care of oursafety day after day at road and motorwayconstruction sites.Throughout Germany, the AVS emplo-yees working at altogether 10 branches ofour service partner act as expert contactsfor all aspects of traffic safety.Just a brief look at the German regu-lations that apply in this area, in additionto the generally valid accident preventionand occupational health and safetyregulations, shows how comprehensivethe initial and advanced training of theseprofessionals has to be:StVO, RSA, ZTV-SA, RiLSA, TL roadbarriers, TL directing beacons, LTdirecting cones, TL warning trailers, TLerection devices, TL warning tapes, TLtemporary marking, TL directingelements, TL portable traffic signalsystems, TL portable road restraintsystems, DIN EN 1317-1- and -2 andmuch more besides …This is why regular courses are held forall employees working in the AVSbranches to keep the above averagetraining standard of the professionals on ahigh level.Attention focuses here particularly on theuniformity of the initial and advancedtraining, as employees from the various
branches frequently work togetherthroughout Germany for our safety. Hereit is important that they all speak the same"trade language" and know all standardnecessary procedures.The advanced training always has to becarried out during on-going everydaybusiness, as roadworks safety and main-tenance is a 24/7 task. AVS site super-visors receive training as multipliers on aregular basis; the most recent course con-sisted of a 2-day seminar at AVS OverathGmbH, held at the end of January. Thislooked in particular at the standard,binding instructions for installation,loading and storage of temporary roadrestraint systems by Peter BerghausGmbH. With immediate effect, theseinstructions are now valid for the staff inall ten AVS branches, and will help toensure that traffic safety work isimplemented on a constantly high,qualified professional standard whenusing portable crash barriers fromHamburg to Bühl or from Overath toBerlin and beyond.One desirable side-effect of these sitesupervisor get-togethers consists inproviding an opportunity for the "trafficsafety professionals" to share theirexperience, always in the interests of allour safety at roadworks.
Multipliers: site supervisors from all ten AVS branches attended the training course in
Stand No. 01.404
CONNECTING INNOVATION TO INFRASTRUCTURE
In Amsterdam we will also be presentingthe latest member of our ProTec family:the mobile road-restraint system
.This super-narrow mobile crash barrierhas been successfully tested for
andat TÜV-Süd in Munich. ProTec 160naturally also offers all the advantages ofits "little brother", the proven ProTec 120system, which has been in use for oursafety at (motorway) roadworks throug-hout Europe for years.The special design of the mobile crashbarriers in our ProTec family providesoptimum protection in the working zoneand for road users. To sustain thedirectional effect of the crash barrier allthe time, the areprotected in a recess so that they do notcome loose from the wall or get shearedoff when touched by a vehicle. Therubber-based standing surface ensuresoptimum distribution of the deadweightof the mobile crash barrier on the roadsurface. The design with just onestanding surface over a total length of tenmetres leaves a ofeight meters to
. This prevents the dangerousaccumulation of puddles known atconventional crash barriers which canget splashed onto the windscreen of thevehicle behind. The new mobile crash
barrier ProTec 160 successfully separa-tes off the oncoming traffic withoutletting an impacting accident vehiclerebound off it dangerously. The vehicle
is guided in the right direction so itcontinues parallel to the crash barrier, asshown in impact tests. The ProTec crashbarrier with its clearly
absorbs the recoil energy that otherwisehas a violent effect on the passengers inan accident vehicle. The special designof the ProTec family with concreteenclosed in a peripheral steel profileframe also prevents any parts frombreaking out of the barrier on impact.With a visual width of andnarrow structural width, ProTec 160 isideal for use in application area E asrequired in the German ZTV-SA regula-tion (Additional Technical ContractConditions and Guidelines for the WorkInvolved in Safeguarding Roadworks).ProTec can therefore be used for
at a constructionsite, both for the transition zone E and forthe contraflow zone D, pursuant to ZTV-SA 97. Special adapters ensure a precise
from ProTec 120 toProTec 160 and vice versa. This meanswe can cover fromAto D and the necessary transitions fromE to D and back again
, as shown by thediagram on the left.Whether traffic control is necessarybetween roadworks and oncoming orparallel traffic, between contraflowtraffic or even in transition areas:
ment level H1 effective range W4
let water and dirt flow
low ASI values
only 16 cm
plete traffic control
all application areas
with just one
when it comes to safety at roadworks,
mobile crash barriers from the ProTec
family are always first choice!
- 4 -
Trade-fair presentation: mobile crash barrier ProTec 160
In good time before the start of AVS'smajor traffic safety assignment onGerman motorwayA5 for the PPP projectfrom Malsch to Offenburg (Baden-Württemberg), a training course was heldfor emergency personnel in Bühl. Theinitiative behind the course was triggeredby "Via Solution Südwest", the firm res-ponsible for planning, funding, construc-ting, maintaining and operating the A5between Malsch and Offenburg.More than 150 members of the voluntaryfire brigade, the FederalAgency for Tech-nical Relief and the police force attendedthe theoretical and practical session on 23January. The course was led by Jens-RolfOppermann from "Büro für Verkehrs-technik" (traffic safety office) in Lehrte.
An introduction to the technical require-ments and mechanical structure oftemporary road restraint systems wasfollowed by practical exercises inopening the crash barriers. Hereparticipants were able to practice on thevarious mobile crash barrier systems thatwill soon be used on the A5 motorway byAVS Traffic Safety from Bühl.This unusual training session for theemergency personnel was welcomed byeveryone involved. Depending on thecircumstances, familiarity with themobile crash barrier systems may helpthe emergency services to get to accidentvictims in roadworks situations morequickly.
Training for the fire brigade and the THW
Every public call for tender for trafficsafety includes "verification of main-tenance control pursuant to ZTV-SA 97".The tendering authorities often demandconclusive evidence that there havebeen at least two control tours everyday.Handwritten lists are not sui-table as conclusive, tamper-proof evidence of correctmaintenance, stating the tech-nician, date and time of themaintenance tour together withthe work performed.The authorities involved have noreliable control as to whether thecontractor has reliably fulfilledhis maintenance obligation.Similarly, in the event of any legaldispute (e.g. after an accidentcaused by failure of the lighting),the contractor has no satisfactorymeans of proving that the main-tenance had been performed, possiblyeven just beforehand.Our Service Control is the ideal solutionfor absolutely manipulation-proof elec-tronic documentation. Each maintenancetechnician is allocated a Service Controldevice. On arriving at the roadworks, thetechnician logs onto the system. To this
end, he passes the Service Control deviceacross the detection chip fixed to theroadworks equipment. The Service
Control device now asks the technicianto check all maintenance criteriademanded in point 7 (6) of ZTV-SA97. The Service Control lists the
various maintenance tasks oneafter the other in plain text.After every check, the tech-nician confirms every main-tenance task individually; this isrecorded in the device with dateand time, leaving no leeway for
manipulation. The techniciancannot log off from the site untilall specified tasks have beenchecked.
The Service Control is a self-contained system that is notconnected with a PC so it cannotbe manipulated. All documented
maintenance tours can be printed out atany time and submitted to the corres-ponding authority as verification ofregular roadworks maintenance.
Play safe: use our Service Control deviceor include electronic verification in yourtender specification.
Course on "Portable Crash Barriers" for approx. 150 emergency personnel in Bühl
Reliable verification of maintenance tours
Peter Berghaus GmbHTraffic Technology Mobile Crash Barriers•Herrenhoehe 6 • D-51515 Kuerten • phone +49 22 07 96 77 0 • fax +49 22 07 96 77 80
www.berghaus-verkehrstechnik.de • [email protected]
Force-fit transition from
ProTec 160 to ProTec 120