HCM Projects: Hydraulic Wind Screen

The customer had a concept and we developed it into a working prototype. They needed a glass railing that would rise up from a height of 36″ to a height of 72″ and serve as a wind block when needed.

Once we had the prototype working we were able to work out all of the bugs and build the actual railing. The posts were made of an inner and outer stainless post with bronze bushings. The lifting was accomplished with the use of hydraulic rams. The posts were mounted in stainless boxes with leveling nuts, all of the hydraulic lines ran thru conduit buried in the concrete deck. The deck was a canteliver style with a brick top layer.

This railing consisted of eight posts with qty seven pieces of fixed glass and qty seven pieces of movable glass.


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250 Industrial Road, San Carlos, CA 94070