Pole dictionary

From A as in "anchor bolts" to Z as in "zinc plating"

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Anchor bolts These bolts are cast individually into the pole foundation, and serve to support and secure the pole flange plate.
Anchor plate See Flange plate.
Angle of inclination The angle between the axis of the luminaire connection element and the horizontal.
Angle-bracket pole Pole with one or more angular brackets that form one unit with the pole, or that can be removed.
Angular deviation Deviation of the angle between the centre line of the pole bracket and the centre line of the door opening, from the specified position.
Area of the pole exposed
to the wind
Area of the luminaire or of the pole that is used for the structural-engineering calculations for the required pole.

Base plate A plate tightly mounted to or loosely bolted with the underground pole length, to prevent the pole from sinking into the earth.
Bitumen coating Protective bitumen coating on the pole, at or below the ground level.
Bracket The pole attachment, with angular or curved extension.

Cable entry opening An opening in the underground part of the pole that enables entry of the power cable.
Cable hole See Cable entry opening.
Cable terminal box See fuse box.
Calibration Shaping work performed to a section of the pole (for example, the top end of the pole), to enable it to mount the luminaire.
Cantilever overhang The horizontal interval between the attachment point of the luminaire and the vertical line through the centre point of the pole cross-section at ground level.
CE designation Confirmation of conformity as per DIN EN 40-5 (outside certification), required for delivery throughout the European Union.
Conicity The measure of the uniform taper of the mast diameter, for conically round pole models.
Corrosion protection See Zinc plating, Surface finish, Bitumen coating, Shrink sleeve, Steel sleeve.
Crossarm A steel part for mounting the luminaire by curved clamps to the pole top or to threaded connections.
Curved bracket The curved element of the pole, attached to the pole, with a prescribed radius.
Cylindrical, stepped A stepped-shaped tapering of the pole diameter.

Deflection The lateral and horizontal excursion of the point of attachment of the luminaire.
Detachable steps Metal steps that be inserted into the pole for climbing; can be later removed.
Door The cover to the door opening, inserted or attached.
Door bracing Reinforcing steel parts welded vertically in the door area, to compensate for the structural-engineering weakening of the pole arising from the door opening.
Door key A socket wrench to open the door, standard triangular, 12 mm.
Door lock A bolt in the door to lock the door by using a wrench with the insertion shape of a triangle, square, half-moon, or the like.
Door opening The opening in the pole that allows access to the power cables and to the electrical components inside.

Earthing bolt Located near the door inside the pole, for connecting the earthing system.
Edge protector Fitted to the cable entry opening to protect the cable from damage from sharp edges.
Equipment mounting plate Located on the inside of the pole, in the door area, it serves together with the slide nuts to secure the electrical units inside.
Expansion piece or fitting Serves to adapt the luminaire to the size of the pole top (see fitting).

Fitting The connection element between the luminaire and the top end of a mast, or the outside end of a straight bracket or of a curved bracket. The fitting can form a unit with the pole or the pole section, or it can be connected to them as an additional part.
Flange plate A plate firmly attached to the light pole (but not to the underground length), with an opening for the cable entry, which enables a connection to the concrete foundation or to other supporting structures.
Foot The bottom end of a light pole, with diameter given in mm.
Foot plate See Ground plate.
Foundation cage Several anchor bolts connected together.
Fuse box An enclosure that contains fusegear, between the earthing cable and the luminaire cable.

Ground plate See base plate.

Light-source height The distance between the connection point of the luminaire and the planned ground level, for poles with a flange plate.
Luminaire connection dimension The diameter of that part of the luminaire that is connected with the luminaire to the pole.

Plain earthing link Located near the door inside the pole, for providing the earthing connection.
Pole attachment See bracket and crossarm.
Pole cap Parts made of plastic, steel, or aluminium, to seal off exposed mast openings.
Pole insertion joint Connection of the upper and lower parts of the pole by inserting one part into the other.
Pole with circular curved bracket A pole with one or more curved brackets, which form one unit with the mast, or which can be removed.

Reduction piece or fitting This component serves to reduce the dimension of the end of the pole, so that it will fit into the luminaire (see Fitting).

Shrink sleeve This is a sleeve that is shrunk by heat to fit around the part of the pole just above and below the surface of the earth.
Steel sleeve A pipe element welded onto the pole, just above and below the surface of the earth, with length = 400 mm (or according to requirements).
Straight pole A straight pole onto which the luminaire is directly mounted at the top.
Straightness deviation Deviation from the absolute straightness of a pole, with the measuring point located at the outer diameter of the pole.
Structural engineering calculations Structural-engineering proof of stability according to DIN EN 40.
Surface finish Decorative paint finish, powder, or wet finish coating.

Top end of the pole The upper end of a pole, with the diameter given in mm.
Top expansion piece See Expansion piece or fitting.
Torsion The rotation of a pole around its own axis.

Underground depth See Underground length.
Underground length Length of the pole underneath the surface of the earth.

Weld-on nuts Nuts welded to the pole or to the pole section.
Wind zones National stipulations governing the wind velocities to be assumed in a region for structural-engineering calculations.

Zinc plating Long-term corrosion protection, which results from formation of an alloy with the protected steel surface, with technical delivery specifications as per DIN EN ISO 1461.