The Smart Cushion® crash attenuator is a revolutionary, speed-dependent product that varies stopping resistance during an impact. The Smart Cushion™ crash attenuator allows lighter and slower-moving vehicles to have longer ridedown distances and lower ridedown g-forces.
Designed For Durability and Safety
The hydraulic porting of the attenuator ensures that the proper resistance is used to stop the vehicle before it reaches the end of the cushion’s usable length.The Smart Cushion® was specifically designed for durability and resetability to enable resets to be performed in less than 30 minutes.
A unique attribute of the Smart Cushion® is that side Impacts on the road rarely require any repairs. This eliminates mobilization, repair labor and parts after side impacts which average of 30% – 40% of the incidents depending on the roadway geometrics.
After an impact, the cushion requires a dual-stage pull-out with the replacement of two 1/4′′ shear bolts. The crash attenuator requires a minimal inventory of spare parts because of the new side panels’ durability and the normal requirement of only two shear bolts on the frontal impact reset. Minimal damage means quick resetting and reduced worker exposure to traffic, as well as lower costs for traffic control, replacement parts and labor.
Smart Cushion® attenuators come fully assembled for a pick-and-set install. A typical installation can be performed in less than 90 minutes.
The Smart Cushion® is self-supporting and requires no additional support for permanent or temporary construction applications.
Accredited Testing Facility
All MASH tests were performed including the optional midsize car test using an independent accredited testing facility. Once again, the Smart Cushion established records for ridedown g-forces for small vehicles
Keeps Vehicles From Rebounding
The Smart Cushion® is the only attenuator with a reverse-tapered design to eliminate side panel stress during a collapse. It also has an extremely low angle of exit on side impacts to keep vehicles from rebounding back into traffic and causing secondary accidents.
Designed For Maximum Safety
Unlike fixed-resistance attenuators, the Smart Cushion® attenuator does not reach maximum stopping resistance unless a vehicle is traveling at the maximum design speed. This fully re-directive, non-gating, bidirectional, impact attenuator was designed for maximum safety and reusability, as well as outstanding durability before, during and after an impact.
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