Tente comprises two types of bollard made from cast iron and stainless steel. Fixed Tente for conventional use as a bollard, and mobile Tente which is able to resist the lateral impact of a vehicle by bending and then recovering its original vertical position. The second model is suitable for installation at the end of an aligned arrangement, where there is a greater probability of being hit by a vehicle.
Its name comes from the Spanish word tentetieso, in reference to a doll with a counterweight at the base and which, when tilted in any direction, always retains its balance.
The top and base are made from GG-20 grey cast iron with an oven-baked primer and polyester paint finish. The body is made from AISI 316L stainless steel pipe, painted or with a shiny AISI 316L polished finish. It has an internal calibrated galvanised steel threaded tensioner. The mobile Tente model has an internal system that allows it to return to its vertical position, formed by a spring housed inside the special cast iron base and a galvanised steel tensioner.
Mobile Tente is installed with the special cast iron base recessed in the foundation or fastened with resin to a hole with a diameter of 200 mm, if the structural conditions of the paving are compatible with the desired resistance. Fixed Tente is installed by means of an intermediate base plate with two M16 x 140 mm screws fixed with resin to holes with a diameter of 40 mm.