Delta Scientific Corporation

About Delta Scientific Corporation

Delta Scientific Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer of vehicle access control equipment. Delta Scientific has been engineering and manufacturing vehicle access control equipment since 1974 and sells its products worldwide.

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Expanded manufacturing capabilities

With a combined 260,000 square feet of manufacturing space, our new Palmdale manufacturing facility, in addition to the present Valencia site, is helping Delta Scientific meet the increased requirements and demands of its continually growing domestic and international customer base.

Official opening ceremonies for our $8 million, 125,000-square-foot Palmdale, Calif. Manufacturing Center took place Tuesday, June 29, 2004, which also happened to be Delta's 30-year anniversary. The ceremonies included proclamations and speeches by local, state and federal elected officials or their representatives.

We believe Delta Scientific is the type of company that portrays the essence of California industry by bringing technologically advanced solutions to global customers. After 30-plus years, we continue to have faith in the skills of the California workforce, as our substantial investment in this major expansion illustrates.

During the grand opening ceremonies, U.S. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, 25th District of California (R-Santa Clarita), presented Delta Scientific management with a flag that had flown over the U.S. Capitol building. He affirmed, "I really appreciate what you are doing to help our troops and people around the world who are working for freedom."

The new Palmdale facility is testimony to the increasing need for protecting the world's infrastructures against the threat of vehicle bombings as well as the role of California's skilled workforce in creating the solutions to do so. Since the assault of Sept. 11, 2001, Delta Scientific's production has more than doubled in its present Valencia buildings. In 2007 Delta completed its phase two building adding 57,000 square feet of manufacturing, assembly and warehousing space to complete our expansion plans.

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Crash tests prove our products

Delta pioneered the use of "Finite Element Analysis" to study vehicle collisions. With our database of full-scale tests, we now have excellent computer models that enable us to test new designs on the computer. We are able to analyse special applications and design custom products to meet our customer requirements. This is the science part of our business led by engineers Harry Dickinson and Jim Burnett.

Testing sites use a variety of methods of driving a vehicle into our barricades. Some use a trailing vehicle with an umbilical cord to guide the test vehicle into the barricade. Others use a steel cable and winch engine. The truck is pulled into the barricade using the cable that runs under the barricade.

The most exotic method we have seen used was by the US Navy China Lake testing facility. It seems that they have a lot of surplus Zuni rockets. They mount rockets on the truck bed and propel the truck down a mono-rail where it then runs free the last 20 feet before it hits the barricade. All of Delta's crash tests have been successful and some of them are spectacular to watch on video. Imagine a 2.5 ton truck loaded to 15,000 pounds hitting a barricade, bollard or gate at 50 miles per hour. After the impact you can drag the truck away and the barricade still functions. The bollards crack engine blocks open and sliding gates flatten the nose of a truck.

Not all of our customers need counter-terrorist barricades, but most feel reassured that if a Delta product is used at their corporate headquarters or parking facility, the product will meet our claims and stop unwanted vehicles or prevent vehicle thefts.

In late 2007 Delta has been testing and qualifying its products in the United Kingdom to qualify them for use within the UK and Europe.

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Major customers

U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, local police departments, U.S. and foreign embassies, private companies and private residences.


High-profile installations

U.S. Department of State, U.S. Capitol, Reagan Presidential Library, Singapore Parliament, LAX Airport, Pearl Harbor Navy Piers, Kabul and Yemen, Baghdad Embassies, Buckingham Palace, Japanese Imperial Palace, Diet Building and Ministry of Defense.

Delta has supplied counter-terrorist barricade systems to over 100 U.S. embassies and consulates in 130-plus countries as well as those of the United Kingdom and other nations. In the United States alone, Delta has secured over 110 Federal buildings, including courthouses and FBI locations. Over 85 percent of all U.S. nuclear power plants are protected by Delta vehicle barricade systems.

 Delta Scientific systems also protect the U.S. Capitol and other Washington landmark buildings, high-rises throughout the world, Broadway pedestrians in New York City, corporate facilities, the Singapore parliament, power and water infrastructure locales, European castles and the private homes of celebrities and influential people in Beverly Hills and other upscale communities.

Delta Scientific Corporation news

Delta Scientific’s DSC7090 beam barricade handles over 100 vehicles per hour

Delta Scientific, a manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, announced that its new bolt down DSC7090 beam barricade has passed its crash test garnering an ASTM M30/P1 rating. That means the DSC7090 will stop a 15,000 pound (6800 kg) truck going 30 mph (50 kph) with negative 6.3 feet (1.9 m) of penetration. Raising in only five seconds and lowering in merely two seconds yields a fast cycle rate of over 100 vehicles in and out per h...

How technology contributes to better healthcare facility security

Video, access control and visitor management are among the technologies that are enabling greater safety and security at hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Video surveillance systems enable hospital management and security professionals to know what goes on in and around a medical facility. Recording images in high resolutions (megapixels and gigapixels) is becoming more and more important in healthcare, says Jason Ouellette, Product Line Director – Access Control, Tyco Security P...

Delta Scientific MP5000 portable barriers offers military grade portable protection

Delta Scientific, global manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, has announced that traffic access control professionals can now set up MP5000 portable barriers on concrete, asphalt, compacted soils or vegetation in 15 minutes or less to provide certified M50 stopping power against unauthorised vehicle access. Original models provide M40 protection while the new MP5000 models stop 15,000 pound (6804 kg) medium-duty trucks travelin...

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Delta MP5000 portable barrier disables an intruder vehicle at Naval Air Station - Corpus Christi

Delta Scientific, the prominent manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, announced that, on Monday, October 7, at approximately 7 am, a Delta MP5000 portable barrier stopped a stolen Dodge Ram pick-up truck at an entrance gate of the Naval Air Station - Corpus Christi. The stolen car was chased by the local police onto the base. The barrier then impacted the rear of the vehicle, disabling it. Simultaneously, the Air Station announc...

Delta Scientific's DSC1000 portable barrier and TB100 portable bollard systems guard Sydney's Annual City2Surf Run

Delta Scientific, globally renowned manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, has announced that its innovative DSC1000 portable barrier and TB100 portable bollard systems were rented from Australian-based Knight Brothers to help protect the 85,000 entrants in the world's largest run on 11 August. Both a fun run and a competitive contest, the City2Surf Run covers a 14 kilometers (8.7 miles) course that begins in Sydney's Central Bus...

Delta Scientific deploys Delta MP5000 portable barriers secure Naval Air Station - Corpus Christi

Delta Scientific, global manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, announced that, on February 14, a Delta MP5000 portable barrier stopped a stolen Ford Edge crossover SUV at the North Gate of the Naval Air Station - Corpus Christi. The trespasser had driven across the base to escape but crashed into the Delta unit and erupted into flames. The driver was shot and killed.  Delta MP5000 portable barrier Delta's totally self-cont...