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This page is merely an introduction to a new way of thinking about the humble signpost, and a repository of some test results from a short research project in mid 2019, with some discussion ...
As of 2020 Flexiroof Ltd is letting the IP mature, ( the utility patent is looking very promising ) and is quietly looking for a suitable Kiwi company partner to develop and market this technology internationally ...
IP summary and contact details are at the bottom of this page
There are links to many other "Test Videos"at the bottom of this page - these videos look at material and implementation options ...
Posts for road signs and real estate both take too long to install
Currently a give way sign takes 45 to 90 minutes to install, but of course the actual cost of the installed post is the total cost of materials plus the labour to install it
Many real estate agents out-source sign installation as it is too problematic, energy-sapping, and time-consuming ...
(actually it is 2020 now)
The signs we use today are completely different to yesteryear, but the posts are still installed via the same two principles used for 2,000+ years
Basically the options are:
But of course not only are posts currently slower & harder to install ... they are also problematic to remove, or adjust when that is needed ...
These little amateur videos demonstrate the installation of a T60 post ... which is ready for sale now
This new design will allow posts to be installed to all manner of substrates, in as little as 60 seconds for a smaller sign, hence our brand name
A standard give way sign will be able to be installed in 5-10 minutes, instead of the current 45-90 minutes. A chevron sign in 3-5 minutes, and a temporary road sign in .... well ... 60 seconds ... Hello Sign60!
Basically multiple smaller poles are quickly rotated into the ground - with an 18V battery drill for smaller signs - and then a sleeve (post) is locked to them - via a set screw
For our larger R60 extrusion, designed specifically for the likes of a give way sign, a drive adapter tool has been designed for larger 20mm poles, and will be used with a commonly available SDS battery drill
We have two designs, both made in super strong 6061 T6 aluminium
T60 post is available for sale now and suitable for smaller roadside signs such as temporary warning and chevrons
R60 is designed for signs such as direction, stop, permanent warning, and give way signs and will work with standard 60mm 'SignFix' fittings
A T60 post set consists of:
At this stage the best options for T60 poles are looking like
*By "multiple" we mean >100x
Our R60 post will be available as a production extrusion in September, with pre-production product available now. Testing regarding implementation options will takes some time to work through here as we have a number of valid options.
Pricing will be determined later
At this stage the best options for R60 poles are looking like
There are specific endpoints to deliver here
There are many options here:
The following videos explore options, particularly relating to (1) frangible design, (2) durability, and (3) resistance to vandalism ...
Simon Moore | Flexiroof Ltd
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