Blade Truck Mounted Attenuator
Australia’s only MASH tested and approved TMA with Roll Ahead Distance
Introducing the Blade Truck Mounted Attenuator (TMA) to the Australian market. Manufactured by Netherlands based company, Verdegro, the Blade TMA is a patented crash cushion and designed to safely absorb the impact of errant vehicles travelling at speeds of 100km/hr or under.
The Blade TMA has been live crash tested (without a fixed axel) to mimic a real life impact. Testing in a true-to-life scenario allows for the measurement of Roll Ahead Distance.
During impact the modular design of the Blade TMA will crumple in a specific fashion to bend away parts in safe directions, even if the collision does not occur square onto the cushion. It provides the highest level of protection for the person inside the TMA truck, the driver of the crashing vehicle and the people in the work zone ahead of the TMA.
Not only does the Blade TMA offer the highest level of impact protection but it is also easy and efficient to operate. With the push of a button from inside the safety of the cab, it takes only 20 seconds for the TMA to move from transport to full operating position. Fast deployment and pack up optimises efficiency. In addition, the vertical transport position means no loading space is lost on the truck bed as with a fold over attenuator, and the open design creates less wind resistance and vibration while driving.
INNOV8 Equipment partners with Verdegro as the supplier of the Blade TMA to Australia, New Zealand and the Oceania region. The Blade TMA has been tested and approved according to the Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH) safety standards, is recommended for acceptance by the Austroads Safety Barrier Assessment Panel (ASBAP), and adheres to National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) standards.
Testing and Accreditation
- MASH crash tested and approved with a Roll Ahead Distance of 7.6m
- Austroads recommended for acceptance
- Built to required NHVR standards – AS3845.2.2017, VSG-11 & VSG-12
- IVECO Manufacturer approval to mount the Blade TMA to the Eurocargo
- Absorb crashes at speeds up to 100km/hr
- Unique 12-blade construction
- Modular design
- Lightweight aluminium crash cushion
- Galvanised steel support structure
- Hydraulic lifting frame
- CAN-Bus controlled system
- Comes mounted to the IVECO Eurocargo cab chassis as standard (option to mount to alternative vehicle)
- Fitted with an Arrow Board and/or VMS board (optional)
BLADE TMA real life crash absorption on busy highway
The video below shows the BLADE TMA impacted at a speed of between 90-100km/h. Performing its job perfectly, both the driver and the TMA operator were unharmed because of the Blade TMA protective crash cushion. Both drivers were able to get out the vehicles themselves. This is a great result with no injuries or deaths! The Blade TMA is engineered to save lives.