Italian company Tekcnoplast is offering a new variant of its plastic lane separation product. The firm’s Road Separator is used as a temporary barrier for marking out lanes and can be sand or water-filled for safety and stability. There are two new models, the NJ60/1l and NJ70/1l, which are derivations of the earlier NJ60/1, NJ70/1, but all of which are 1m long by 400mm wide. The NJ60/1 and NJ60/1l are 600mm high, while the NJ70/1 and NJ70/1l are 700mm high. The new models have been designed to improve stackability and a customer can fit nearly twice as many units into the same space as for the earlier types, which helps reduce transport and storage costs. The new NJ60/1l and NJ70/1l also feature mid-mounted filling points while the existing NJ60/1, NJ70/1 have filling points to one side. Manufactured from a high grade, UV-stabilised polyethylene, these units feature an easy-to-use linking system, which enables the user to set out lane dividers for straight or curved configurations. The products can be fitted with signposts to alert drivers as well as a recess for a road lamp or reflector on each side to improve conspicuity.
The units have top-mounted, screw-in plugs for filling and drainage plugs at the bottom, make the sections easy to fill and empty before and after use. High impact resistance is claimed as the sand or water-filled plastic provides good absorption properties and the lack of any metal in the construction is said to further improve safety. The units are available in either red or white as standard, while customers can also specify other colours as options and the products also have slots for easy lifting with a forklift truck.