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  Vorteq® Trailer TMA Truck Mounted Attenuator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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VORTEQ™ TRAILER TMA TRUCK MOUNTED ATTENUATOR

The Vorteq TL-3 Trailer TMA is an innovative attenuator efficiently designed to meet both mandatory & optional NCHRP 350, Test Level 3 requirements. The easy to own and operate Vorteq TL-3 Trailer TMA is lightweight and attaches to most host vehicles with a 20 ton pintle hook and 7 pin electrical connector. Acceptable host vehicle weight is 9960lbs to infinite weight. Super fast attachment means you have full TMA protection in less than a minute. The open frame design means
inspection and maintenance is quick & easy.

It's a trailer, so you can safely and affordably provide TMA protection to more of your fleet, including specialty vehicles.

The sleek Vorteq TL-3 Trailer TMA implements innovative multi-stage, tube-in-tube energy absorbing technology that inwardly shapes the steel tubing. This significantly reduces debris scatter thus reducing the potential for secondary accidents. The tube-in-tube design, along with the collapsible forward X-Brace improves structural stability. This efficiently robust design helps ensure years of durable performance.

NCHRP 350

- Meets NCHRP 350 TL-3 criteria for standard and optional tests at 100 km/h (62 mph) for design impacts.

Speedy Attachment

Installation and removal of the Vorteq takes less than a minute. The system installs on a standard 20 ton pintle hook.

Post Impact Containment

With any high speed accident, it is expected that some material will scatter throughout the accident
"zone". This debris scatter presents a hazard to other traffic, pedestrians, personnel in the work
zone, and ultimately the clean up crew. The Vorteq TL-3 Trailer TMA is designed to minimize the TMA debris scatter by curling the energy absorbing frame rails inwardly. This inward spiraling of the tubes creates a contained and compact system that is safer, easier and quicker to clean up and remove after impact. Furthermore, the wheels and axle are designed to stay connected and functional after design impacts thus allowing the damaged unit to be driven away by the host vehicle without additional equipment or special tow vehicles.

 

 

 

Energy Absorption Systems, Inc.