KAPU lighting columns available as High/Non Energy
Passively Safe Lighting Columns
Sahko-Jokinen, established in 1968, is the largest manufacturer of impact-safe lighting poles in Europe. More than twenty years of experience, innovative product planning and high-quality technology have created the company's position as a forerunner in the field.
KAPU - Durable Steel Cone Pole
KAPU safepole has been developed to improve the safety of road-users. The pole is best suited for roads that have heavy traffic and parallel walkways behind them. KAPU has been patented and it has passed the required tests for all speeds. Long life and low life cycle costs make KAPU the most suitable and durable choice.
The cone-shaped KAPU safety pole has been approved to the standard EN 12767's best class HE 3, 120km/h. The safety of travellers in collision situations is based on the pole's structure. When a vehicle hits the pole, blocks in the pole's body disengage, reducing the collision energy and allowing the vehicle to stop slowly and safely.
Experiences From the Roads
More than 20,000 KAPU safepoles were installed between 1994 and 2005. Approximately 200 poles have been hit, and in every case the poles have worked very well. More than 50 per cent of our production goes to the Nordic region, the Baltic countries and Central Europe.
KAPU safepole is constructed from steel lamellas that have no extensions and have been attached together longitudinally. The structure meets the requirements of the EN 40-5:2002 standard.
Steel is a familiar and reliable material for lighting poles. High-strength steel lamellas are cold formed into dimensional accuracy with computer-directed automatic machines. The material is hot galvanised according to EN ISO 1461. The screws used are made of stainless steel.
Tested and approved, Tested by Helsinki University of Technology, Approved by Finnish Road, Administration ISO 9001:2000, Patent 94890