The largest rising fenced barrier in the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Vancouver facilities is 5 meters long by 3 meters high, including barb wire – the biggest gate of its kind in the world.

Because this gate straddles a railway track, it needs a longer barrier rail than normal. And since conventional lift mechanisms are not strong enough to lift a rail of this size, Automatic Systems Canada engineers had to devise a three-phase motor in place of a conventional motor to compensate for the excess weight.

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According to a statement from the Belgian manufacturer, Automatic Systems is now in a position to provide IMO/ISPS-compliant perimeter access control solutions to meet the security requirements of any seaport in the world.