RAMSHIELD® Edge is an engineered solution, designed for attachment to RAMSHIELD® High Containment for installations on the hinge point of weak batters. RAMSHIELD® Edge uses an innovative below-ground pin to restrain lateral movement of the guardrail post, allowing the post to yield by bending proximate to ground level, replicating post performance in flat, well-compacted terrain.
The RAMSHIELD® Edge pin is anchored in front of the barrier system therefore not relying upon lateral support behind the post. This restraint mechanism is independent of soil type, compaction level or batter geometry behind the post. The capacity of the restraining pin can be validated by performing onsite dynamic load impacts using Safe Direction’s THOR machine.