Atlas Retention Socket

The Atlas Retention Socket is a secure foundation system that makes it easy to remove and replace a column without excavation.

The Atlas securely holds poles in place i.e. a lighting column or a traffic signal post. The superior grip of the Atlas clamp prevents pole rotation in high wind locations, making the Atlas the strongest gripping socket on the market. Tested to a torque of 1.42 kNm.

The Atlas,  manufactured out of stainless steel is designed to remain undamaged following a knock down of the pole.

The ease and speed of replacement that the Atlas provides drastically reduces maintenance and keeps traffic flowing. A traffic signal installed using the Atlas Retention Socket is easier to replace following the knock down of the pole and contributes to reduce downtime in busy traffic signal junctions.

Features and Benefits

  • Uniform gripping action. High strength grip (1.42 kNm).
  • Clamping system won’t pierce or damage your post.
  • 100% stainless steel construction.
  • Aesthetic design with attractive top cover.
  • Circular design suitable for rapid, core excavation.
  • Very quick replacement of poles and columns.
  • Flexible planting depth.
  • Rotating cable entry.
  • Sweeping bend duct for easy feeding of SWA cables.
  • Replaceable clamp and brushed stainless steel top cover.
  • Saves repair costs and minimises traffic disruption.
  • Protects pole and column integrity, increasing service life.
Strong Clamping Mechanism

The Atlas Retention Socket features a strong clamping mechanism able to securely hold the pole in place. The clamping mechanism features uniform gripping and will not pierce or damage the pole. This is of particular benefit with passively safe products made from softer materials such as aluminium or composite plastic.

The design of this retention socket also features an aesthetic improvement as its mechanism is more compact than other side-locking mechanisms and the stainless steel, decorative top covers can complement more attractive street designs. The stainless steel top covers are available in brushed stainless steel as standard but can be made available in your desired paint colour should your application require it.

We’ll be happy to discuss your project needs and we’re able to accommodate as all our products are manufactured in-house and made in Britain.

Atlas Retention Socket
Atlas Retention Socket Non-Illuminated

The Atlas Retention Socket may be used in combination with the IP68 Poleplug system to make both the column and electrical/data reinstatement as fast and easy as possible.  This saves time on site following and accident: reducing cost and improving contractor safety.

Cable Entry Duct Options

Standard duct connector

Available as an elbow or T entry into the socket.

Sweeping bend cable entry

The sweeping bend duct connector makes it very easy to feed armoured cable into the retention socket.  Like the standard duct connector, the sweeping bend is fully rotatable.  The base plate at the foot of the bend stabilises the socket during installation.