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Avon RB980CR Sabre Surface Road Blocker

RB980CR Sabre Surface Road Blocker

PAS 68 Surface Roadblockers provide temporary high level protection where sub-surface foundations are not practical.

The RB980CR Sabre road blocker is PAS 68 impact tested hostile vehicle mitigation solution that is simply bolted to the roadway; an effective means of securing a site quickly without the need for any civil works.

Designed in conjunction with the British military, these modular road blockers combine ease of transport and fast deployment with a high level of immediate protection and are ideal for temporary requirements, such as high security control point for conferences or military checkpoints. The RB980CR is suitable as a logistic support barrier for use in theatre and support base protection.


RB980CR surface PAS 68 road blocker
PAS68 surface road blocker

Key features & benefits


  • Physically impact tested to PAS 68 criteria
  • Multiple testing (4 different / independent tests)
  • Surface mounted road blocker
  • Modular construction
  • Programmable logic control system
  • Manual hand pump facility
  • Manufactured from heavy gauge materials



  • Confidence in proven performance
  • Comprehensive understand of attack resistance
  • No foundation requirements
  • Fast deployment, operational within 1 hour (dependent on site conditions)
  • Flexibility to interface with all forms of access control
  • Operational under power failure conditions
  • Strength and durability

Product overview

The surface road blocker was independently physically impact tested conducted in accordance with PAS 68 by the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL). The road blocker arrested a 7500kg vehicle travelling at 80kph (50mph) and achieved a PAS 68 classification of V/7500(N2)/80/90:8.5/0

Assembled in our fabrication facilities the road blocker combines a RB880CR blocking system with a set of modular approach ramps constructed using heavy gauge materials to give maximum strength and durability. This makes the RB980CR the best solution to secure sites needing temporary and immediate high security protection.

The road blocker comes with a push-button hold to run control as standard.

The road blocker can be customised to interface with a wide range of access control equipment to suit specific customer requirements. Available configurations include (but are not limited to) inductive loop systems, card readers, communication equipment and manned guard emergency systems.

This is a specialist high security product and is designed for use with vehicles only and a full site risk assessment must be carried out at design stage to ensure that all relevant safety systems are included.

Where the blockers control point is remote from the installation, we strongly recommend the fitting of a recordable CCTV system.

It is also strongly recommended that a debris protection skirt is fitted.

For safety reasons pedestrians, cyclists and motorcycles should not to use a blocker controlled roadway.


Surface PAS68 road blocker with safety debris skirt

Options available

  • Debris protection skirt
  • Emergency fast raise system
  • Emergency buttons with lock down
  • UPS backup for the electrical system
  • Accumulator systems for hydraulic operation in power failure conditions
  • Access and intercom systems
  • Counter weight side barges
  • Roadway fixing bolts
  • Traffic lights and back-indication system Integral inset warning lights in blocking segment blocking segment

Technical Specification

Physical Dimensions:
2m Road Blocker: 4000mm W x 9200mm L x 240 mm H
HPU Cabinet: 2000mm W x 1000mm D x 1000mm H
Raised height of blocking segment : 1000mm
Blocker widths available: 2m
Basic Power requirements: 3-Phase 415v AC, 50Hz, (other voltages are available)
Control Voltage: S.E.L.V 24V
Performance: Loading 20 Tonnes
Impact Absorption: 1852KJ (fully operational immediately after impact)
PAS 68 Classification: V/7500(N2)/80/90:8.5/0
Tested Model: 1m H x 2m W
Speed of operation: 6 Seconds to raise or lower
Emergency Fast Operation (EFO) (option): <1 second to raise 
Operating temperature range available (option): -25°C – +70°C
Construction: The supporting framework is constructed from fully welded, heavy gauge, high strength structural steels. Fixing points for AEH Sets, All terrain fixings, roadway fixing points are provided around the ramp kit edging, alternatively surface mounted counter weights can be provided.

RB980CR Sabre Road Blocker - Resources

Datasheet – Avon RB980CR Sabre Road Blocker
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Datasheet for RB980CR Sabre Surface Road Blocker – Surface Road Blocker with no foundations, crash tested to PAS 68 criteria stopping a 7500kg truck at 80kph (50mph)

Drawings – Avon RB980CR Sabre Road Blocker
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General assembly drawings for RB980CR surface road blocker

Specification – Avon RB980CR Sabre Road Blocker
Format: pdf

Technical specification for PAS68 surface road blocker

PAS 68 & IWA 14-1 crash tested products

Vehicle security barriers for physical protection of critical infrastructure

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