Rotating cone tactile equipment
There are several different types of signalised pedestrian crossing used in the UK and Radix has developed tactile equipment to suit all of them.
Radix tactile indicators are typically used where the audible bleeper could lead to dangerous confusion, or where it would cause a noise nuisance. Several quick and easy-to-fit models are available, as follows:
ITE220 integrated tactile equipment (48V)
Many pedestrian crossings use puffin, toucan or pegasus signals. In these cases the signals (red and green man indicators) are placed adjacent to the push button on the same side of the road as the waiting pedestrian, in order for pedestrians to be able to view the signal and the traffic approaching the crossing simultaneously.
For safety reasons these signals are driven from a 48V supply, so Radix has introduced a small integrated tactile equipment product, the ITE220, that can be fitted as a single unit inside the nearside signal or demand unit.
The ITE220 also includes an isolated fault monitor output and a remote enable facility, and is suitable for use in all type of ELV pedestrian crossings.
ITE221 for temporary/portable signal crossings (12V dc)
A variant of the ITE 220 specifically designed for use at temporary/portable traffic light controlled pedestrian crossings running at 12V dc.
CU/TU100 universal tactile equipment (230V)
Some older crossings still have the pedestrian signals situated on the far side of the road with a standing red man signal that indicates it’s not safe to cross, and a walking green man to indicate the ‘invitation to cross’ period. At a pelican crossing there is also a flashing green man period warning pedestrians not to begin crossing but allowing them to reach the opposite side of the road if they are already crossing.
The universal CU/TU100 230v can be programmed to operate safely in either condition.