Base-hinged Columns

Abacus manufactures, supplies and installs a wide range of fixed and base-hinged columns in a number of standard sizes, styles and finishes – or bespoke-designed to meet the exact requirements of your project. Since the first base-hinged column was developed in the early 1960s, it’s become a market-leader and now features on nearly every railway platform in the UK.

The base-hinged column is now a standard on international railway platforms. Its popularity is all down to quick, safe and easy operation, together with long term durability, often in harsh environments. 

This innovative design is now used across a wide range of applications including:

  • Pathways
  • Public parks
  • Car parks
  • Industrial areas
Lisburn Train Station

Lisburn Train Station

Aluminium Model

Aluminium Model

The light duty column is also available in aluminium, with a bead blasted finish for an attractive contemporary look.

The aluminium model has the advantage of being both lightweight and durable and offers the same ease of use as the standard base-hinged column.

Flush Door Innovation

Flush Door Innovation

There’s the choice of a flush door in the base of light and medium duty columns, giving easy access to any equipment in the column.
The flush door enables a locking device in the base of the column; as a result, the standard locking screw on the side of the column is not required.

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