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FUCHS Europoles GFK GmbH, based in Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Germany, stands out from the rest with over 50 years of experience and outstanding quality through our certified quality management according to DIN-EN-ISO-9001-2015.
We offer standard and custom solutions as well as turnkey systems including all services from consulting to dismantling. A global company, we process glass-reinforced plastics using established technologies and also produce hybrid designs combining FRP, steel and concrete. This means that we are able to offer all our customers ideal solutions to suit their individual needs.
With our experience and know-how gained from more than 50 years of FRP pole construction, expertise in solving technical problems and ability to manage projects in close cooperation with our customers and partners, we are in a class of our own. Our global customers come from industry, the public sector, construction and trade. We serve the transport, energy and telecommunications infrastructure markets, but also realise applications in the lighting sector.
Our glass-reinforced plastic poles are manufactured using a patented centrifugal casting technique. Glass fibre mats are wound around a metal mandrel and placed in a chrome-plated steel mould. In the subsequent centrifugal casting process, the reinforcing and matrix materials are compacted through strong centrifugal force and the addition of resins.
Already during the centrifugal casting process, the poles can be given any RAL colour based on the customer’s wishes. The colours are UV-resistant and the pole surface remains completely smooth, scratch-resistant, homogeneous and seamless. Mechanical damage on the pole surface can easily be touched up.
They all have one thing in common. With their lightweight construction employing fibreglass-reinforced plastic (FRP), they meet the stringent requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and guarantee a high level of passive safety. Thus, in accordance with frangibility requirements, predetermined break points ensure that the masts break without sparking if an aircraft collides with them. Another protective effect is provided by the slender FRP masts as a result of the manufacturing process: a cavity is created in the pole core for routing of the cables for the technical systems. Almost all poles can be optionally fitted with tilting baseplates to facilitate preventive and corrective maintenance.
Durable, economical and versatile: railway level crossing barriers made of glass-reinforced plastic reliably provide added safety in road traffic.
Each level barrier crossing is covered with a weather-resistant and highly reflective film designed according to country-specific requirements for reflecting incident light without glare. Our level crossing barriers are available in various lengths and have a modular design. In addition, we can provide custom features such as LED lighting or pole fracture monitoring.
Flagpoles made of fibreglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) stand for maximum ease of handling, economical implementation and variable application possibilities. Configure your pole yourself: select from different lengths and colours as well as diverse accessories – matching the surroundings and suitable for almost any flag size. We offer you four types in different versions for different applications:
With light poles made of glass-reinforced plastic, you are always on the safe side. Our EN-40-7 certified poles offer a maximum degree of passive safety and thus meet the requirements of the internationally known frangibility regulations. The light poles made of this material also have a number of other advantages:
- Manufactured using environmentally friendly materials and comparatively low energy input
- Low transport and installation costs owing to low self-weight
- High dynamic and mechanical strength – to withstand extreme wind loads
- Non-conducting – fully insulated on account of material properties (lightning protection)
- Mechanical damage on pole surface can be touched up
The electrically insulating FRP upper section protects alighting and sitting birds and meets the strict German application rules for protection of birds on medium-voltage overhead lines (VDE-AR-N 4210-11). With short distances between phases, the birds are protected by a special perch installed on the cross arm.