Defender 2D M modular systems for barrier-free accessibility
In order to ensure the greatest level of accessibility, the design of the modular Defender 2D M cable protector system was inspired by our popular Defender MIDI cable protector. It comprises a MIDI-compatible middle section and a flat ramp, which can be expanded and combined as needed, both in terms of length and width. Plus, it's also extremely easy to handle.
'Accessibility' has become a topic of mounting concern for both public authorities and event organisers over the past few years. With most common cable protector systems, a compromise usually has to be made between barrier-free access and trafficability. But that's not the case with the new Defender 2D M: each middle section is equipped with a 6° inclined, barrier-free ramp that can be driven over completely without any problems. The ramp has the same load capacity as the middle section and can accommodate loads of approx. 5 tonnes per 20 x 20 cm. The flat incline makes it much easier for wheelchair users to roll over the protectors since the footrests don't touch the ramp, and forklifts and trucks also have an easy time driving over the cable protectors because of it.
The ramps are designed to be symmetrical all the way around to facilitate assembly so that you never have to look for the right attachment piece ever again. The sections can be used in several directions as there are no right or left elements. As such no assembly diagrams are required. The symmetrical set-up makes it possible to achieve excellent longitudinal and lateral stability by arranging middle sections and ramps. It also means there are no loose parts which can easily be lost such as adapters and spanners.
The connections were engineered to provide enough room to play around for simple assembly but also to offer a sufficient level of stability. To connect ramps lengthwise, for example, there's a small protrusion that snaps into place by pressing down on it from above. Elements don't have to be lifted up again after the cross-connector has been attached. Furthermore, the ramps feature an ergonomic handle to simplify handling, too.