Protecting Traffic Signal Controls & Feeder Pillars From Rodent Attack & Damage

By Chris Dodds on 21st July, 2017

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Protecting Traffic Signal Controls & Feeder Pillars From Rodent Attack & Damage

Protecting Traffic Signal Controls & Feeder Pillars From Rodent Attack & Damage

T&D together with Ritherdon are able to offer the Ritherdon Hinged Controller Base (HCB) which allows easy access for cable installation and the removal or replacement signal cable ducting into a controller cabinet - an innovative design making traffic signals work more safely and cost effective and therefore reducing the disruption to road users by keeping the traffic following. 

The HCB protects both traffic signal controls and feeder pillars from damage including rodent attack.

The top of the Hinged Controller Base opens fully and hinges back bringing both sides of the cable with the gland-plate interface to a comfortable working height.

Signal cables can be threaded simply through the sealed plate from one hand to the other and can simply lower the bundle of cables back down into the chamber below.

The HCB has simplified installing and modifying signal junctions as it now isn't necessary for installers to lie on wet, dirty pavements or work through narrow access holes to thread cables into the signal cabinet - SWA cable can now be installed quicker and easier.

Cabling can be added even with the controller cabinet installed using the Ritherdon Hinged Cabinet Base jacking system (all fixings, etc. incorporated into every unit).

Ritherdon Hinged Controller Base (HCB)

Ritherdon Hinged Controller Base (HCB)

Ritherdon Hinged Controller Base (HCB) Features and Benefits

  • Unrivalled access to underground cabling
  • Hinging system for comfortable and safe installation
  • Push-fit cable sealing system avoids the need for grommets
  • Supplied complete with heavy duty access chamber
  • HCB can be installed in less accessible positions as there is no need extra access chamber for feeding cables in the front of the cabinet
  • Hinge can be at the front or rear of the electrical cabinet depending on the location of obstacles near to the cabinet
  • Vermin proof and gas sealed cables 
  • Future-proof: additional cables can be added at any time
  • Optional jacking system allows a fully populated cabinet to be tilted
  • Provides a separation of civils and electrical work
  • Stainless steel for a long, maintenance free life
  • Available for all popular Controller Cabinets
  • Choice of colours and finishes

Hinged Controller Base (HCB)

About Ritherdon

Ritherdon were established in 1895 and now manufacture and supply a range of products including electrical enclosures, passive fire protection enclosures, meter boxes and repair

UK manufacturer offering technical support as well as manufacturing high quality products in their own factory.

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