Inductive Loop Cutting
Motorway Midas Loop
MIDAS (Motorway Incident Detection and Automatic Signalling) detector loops are placed in every trafficked lane of a motorway and spaced every 500 metres.
Loop detectors collect real-time traffic data such as vehicle count, speed and traffic volume. This is analysed by the roadside controllers and appropriate messages displayed on the VMS signs.
Traffic Counting Systems
One of the cornerstones of Automatic Counting System success is the ability to automate all counting irrespective of distance, location and environment.
The remote electronic counting system records automatically without human intervention, monitoring 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.
Traffic Signal Loop
Traffic Signals mainly operate with loop based approach detection systems, accurately detecting peak traffic points throughout the day. Each Traffic Signal junction layout specification can vary from site to site, area to area. Loop Detectors commonly used at Traffic Signal intersections are: Stop-line Loops; Call-cancel Loops; Queue Loops; MOVA Loops; Scoot Loops; System D Loops (XYZ); Speed Discrimination / Speed Assessment Loops. The loops are pivotal in the control of congestion.
Piezo Sensors / Speed Detection
Another modern advance in underground detection technology is Speed Monitoring. Installations comprise of Piezo Sensors and loop detectors, precisely spaced within the trafficked lane to monitor vehicle speed. Most commonly used at Roadside Speed Enforcement Cameras & Red Light Violation Cameras.
To calculate weight detection, weigh in Motion Sensors are placed in the carriageway. These are commonly used to monitor Department of Transport regulations with regards to vehicle loaded weight.
In order to detect adverse weather, temperature sensors are cored into the carriageway and connected to a weather station. The data collected can then be accessed by relevant parties via remote connection. Detection and warning of adverse weather enables reactive maintenance, whereas prediction enables proactive anti-icing operations in advance of the onset of forecast weather.
Car Park Loops
Loops installed in car parks have numerous uses. The first of which is to detect a vehicles presence and control the barrier arm. Furthermore, the loop counts the number of vehicles entering and exiting the car park thus activating the VMS Car Park Signs showing space availability.
These specialised loops, similarly to the Traffic Signal Loop, are installed on the carriageway for our eco-friendly bicycle lanes.
At Lochwynd we manage the complete Loop Installation including the traffic management solution for our clients, from liaison with the Client, to the Highway Authorities, through to the on-site delivery. All areas of traffic management are available from localised coning to full Motorway Chapter 8.
Furthermore, in our Turn Key packages we offer road space bookings and drawings. The tasks involved include: site survey; traffic management schematic drawings; liaison with Local Authorities, Route Managers and Police; application and receipt of road space bookings; temporary traffic regulations and necessary road closure permits; method statements and risk assessment.
Maintenance and Repairs
All of Lochwynd inductive loop operatives are fully trained to locate and repair faults. Prior to any work taking place, a fully detailed site report shall be issued specifying the maintenance work required. Our operatives will then carry out all essential repairs, before supplying a fully completed test sheet to the client.
Lochwynd supply and install a range of onsite cabinets to suit all the needs of various manufacturers counting equipment. These cabinets can be powered by the mains with an internal distribution board. Alternatively, solar panels can be used as a viable eco-friendly power source.