Welcome to TRIAX 2015
TRIAX 2015 is a brand that is the culmination of more than 30 years of dedication to technical excellence and injury prevention through compliance with Standards throughout the world. It all began with an idea that Paul J. Hogan had which garnered a grant from the US CDC, leading to development of a portable test device to protect children and reduce injury severity. This brought Paul Bamburak of Alpha Automation Inc. (Alpha) and Rolf Huber of Canadian Playground Advisory Inc. (CPA) together with Mr. Hogan to carry his dream to international recognition through the development of a range of impact attenuation and other test devices that have become known as the benchmark for quality in the testing of surfaces in playgrounds, sports fields, and many other impact attenuating surfaces. This collaboration has resulted in the availability of state of the art devices, training and information dissemination that has resulted in the Triax2015 impact testing system. Featuring the 4.6kg hemispherical missile (compliant with the ASTM F355 “E” missile and the EN1177 missile) the Triax 2015 system provides results for Gmax and HIC. Also available is the 20lb cylindrical ASTM F355 “A” missile for testing system.
Featuring the 4.6kg hemispherical missile (compliant with the ASTM F355 “E” missile and the EN1177 missile) the Triax 2015 system provides results for Gmax and HIC. Also available is the 20lb cylindrical ASTM F355 “A” missile for testing surfaces such as playing fields, mats and padding.
The collaboration of Alpha and CPA have resulted in the advancement of standards for the protection of children at play and athletes around the world. A key element to the work behind Triax2015 is the provision of training, educational seminars and participation in standards around the world. Between Alpha and CPA there is representation and collaboration in the following standards committees; ASTM F08.12 (Gymnastics and Wrestling Equipment), F08.17 (Trampolines and Related Equipment), F08.52 (Miscellaneous Playing Surfaces), F08.63 (Playground Surfacing Systems), F08.65 (Artificial Turf Surfaces and Systems), F08.67 (Pole Vault), ISO TC83 (Sports and other recreational facilities and equipment), CSA Z614 (Technical Committee for Children’s Playspaces and Equipment), CEN/TC136/SC1/WG1 (Surfacing) and Singapore working group for SS495.
Through international collaboration and exposure to ideas the Alpha/CPA group is able to keep our clientele at the leading edge of compliance with standards and advance our clients ability to respond to the growing interest in the prevention of injury due to impact.
Along with the Triax2015 impact testing devices provided by Alpha Automation Inc., Canadian Playground Advisory Inc. has developed, manufactures and markets various testing devices and tools that provide information as to depth or thickness of surfaces and compliance with changes in vertical heights of surfaces as they are required to be recorded in various standards. As a result this does become a one stop shop for the testing community.
The Triax2015 web site provides for the advancement of knowledge through a link to the publications section of the CPA website. We encourage readers to visit this site regularly to remain informed on changes and developments in the realm of testing and injury prevention.