Swinging Ram Beams

  • Bolted and or concreted fixtures
  • Visual deterrent
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Insurance approved
  • Discourages ram raiding

The first step in reducing the danger of ram raiders is to install security bollards or ram beams. Ram-Beams act as a physical barrier to prevent vehicles from entering the building.
Security ram beams are classified into three types: Stationary (Fixed), or Three removable types slotted, sliding or swinging.

Xpanda is the expert in the production of these beams, so count on us and we’ll advise you on the best option for your business. Remember that in order to be effective, the security ram beams must be placed at the proper height! All four options are successful at preventing ram-raids. We will determine the best solution for you and ensure that it is properly installed and maintained to provide the best protection for your company. The ram beams are hot dipped galvanised for corrosion protection before being installed.

Fixed ram beams are a permanent security feature that is installed into the ground or onto the face of the building, and is intended to keep ram-raiders out. They are an excellent choice for businesses that require a high degree of security but do not require access – like shop windows.

Slotted ram beams are similar to fixed beams, but they can be lifted out during the day to allow entrance for customers. This is especially helpful for businesses that receive regular deliveries or have customers coming in and out all day. Special “Hamburger” type locks are fitted for added security which we fit into a steel sheath to protect them.

Sliding ram beams are removable by way of sliding them away to the side into brackets that are ready to hold them. They will usually be made of 89mm Square Steel tube. Special “Hamburger” type locks are fitted for added security which we fit into a steel sheath to protect them.

Swinging ram beams are hinged to a post and can be swung wide when entry is required. They are an excellent choice for businesses that require a versatile security solution and frequent access to their entryway.

Do I need Bollards or a Ram beam?, and which type?

Bolt Down BollardFixed BollardRemovable BollardFixed Ram beamSliding Ram beamSwinging Ram beamLift-Out Ram beam
Stop Vehicle       
Can be opened    
Stored away when open   
Hinged away when open 
Shop Doorways    
Roller Doors    
Galvanised OptionOption    
Stainless SteelOptionOption
Powder coatedOptionOptionOptionOptionOption
Concrete Filled 
Concrete Surface       
Asphalt SurfaceNO      
Attached to Building    
Ideal LocationsWindows where there is no option for embedded bollardsWindows and Wooden walls without concrete up to 600mmAny place where you need to stop vehicles, but also need accessWindows and Wooden walls unless concrete up to 600mmShop Doorways
Roller Doors
Shop Doorways or Roller doors where there is somewhere to swing to.Shop Doorways if not too wide (Weight).
Roller doors if more than two people to lift, or if forklift available.
A basic guide to product comparisons can be found above. Ultimately our expert will present any options available when we visit to quote.

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