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Crash Cushions & Impact Attenuators 

Impact Absorption Inc. of Plainview, New York, distributes crash cushions like the Tau-II® Redirective Attenuator and also trailer-mounted attenuators to protect your road workers. Our road safety equipment company creates cost-effective barriers and crash cushions for your needs. Let us show you how we can help you with our X-Tenuator Ground Attenuator.

Tau-II ™ Redirective Attenuator 

The Redirective, Non-Gating Tau-II crash cushion family consists of a full line of systems designed to meet the requirements of NCHRP 350 Report, TL-2 and TL-3. The system is available in lengths and capacities for both low- and high-speed applications (50-113 km/h, or 30-70 mph). 

The Tau-II system can shield hazards with widths up to 2.6 m (102 inches). The Tau-II System is ideally suited for roadway hazards such as the ends of rigid concrete barriers, steel barrier, bridge piers, signs, etc. Ease of installation, low profile foundation, numerous transition options, and low priced replacement component after an impact make the Tau-II system ideal to shield most roadside hazards.



Crash Cushions
Tau-II Brochure
Tau-II Installation Manual 
Tau-II FHWA Letter
Tau-II Design Manual
Tau-II Parts List

Absorb 350™

The Absorb 350 attaches to portable, permanent and moveable barriers. It is easy to install, maintain, and relocate while not requiring any foundation or ground anchoring. The Absorb 350 has been tested to NCHRP Report 350 TL-2 and TL-3. 

The easy cleanup of the system after an impact reduces workers exposure. It has a narrow 24-inch profile ideal for permanent and temporary sites with overall superior performance compared to sand barrels. The interchangeable systems components make on-site changes easy for high and low applications.

Absorb 350Absorb 350 PCB/QMB Brochure
Absorb 350 Configuration Chart 
Absorb 350 Installation Manual
Absorb 350 FHWA Letter (TL-2) 
Absorb 350  FHWA Letter  (TL-3)
Absorb 350 QMB FHWA Letter (TL-2)
Absorb 350 QMB FHWA Letter (TL-3)
Absorb 350 Winterizing Manual

X-TENuator™ Redirective Attenuator

The redirective, non-gating, NCHRP 350 TL-3 X-TENuator system features excellent impact performance at an affordable price. Utilizing superior engineering design, the X-TENuator System provides the lifesaving performance of a redirective, non-gating crash cushion without the high cost. 

The X-TENuator system has been designed to be installed permanently and is also approved to be used on asphalt in work zones where redirective non-gating performance is required. Standard transition options, narrow footprint, and easy deployment make the X-TENuator system ideal for shielding narrow roadside hazards at low impact sites.


Redirective AttenuatorX-Tenuator Brochure

Contact us for more about our trailer mounted attenuator from Plainview, New York.