Stanchion / Stantion Posts are effective when dealing with lines and queues.
Stanchions (otherwise known as Stantions, Stansions, Stancions, or even Stachions) provide effective directional guidance for people when dealing with lines and queues. A stanchion post, connected to a series of other stanchion posts, form easy to setup and maintain crowd control barriers that help organize and maintain efficient traffic flow. CrowdControlStore has a huge selection of easy-to-use, built-to-last stanchions from top manufacturers. Custom post stanchions and belts are available as well.
Stanchions for Sale
Find some of our top selling stanchions for sale or browse the categories above to find exactly what you are looking for. As our inventory keeps changing, and we work directly with top custom manufacturers, contact us if you do not see the combination you are looking for and we will find that stanchion for you!
What is a Stanchion?
We are often asked ‘what is a stanchion’ and what are they used for. A Stanchion is an upright pole or post that can be either Fixed, Removable, or Portable with a method for connecting one stanchion post to another. They are sometimes called Stantions, Stansions, Stancions, or Stachions however we go with the most common spelling. The methods of connection include retractable belt straps, ropes, chains, or even panels to create paths for people to follow. These paths, or often called queues, act as channels in part of an effective crowd control system to help guide the flow of people throughout your facility.
While typically made from metal, line posts come in a variety of materials from steel to aluminum to plastic and can be used indoors or outside. Another big difference in portable stanchions are their bases. The lower end models come with cement filled (we only offer quality, fully filled, high-density cement models to prevent the potential for cracking) or cast-iron bases. As mentioned, make sure those low-priced models do not cheap out on the cement or you will be replacing them every year (sometimes as soon as you take them out of the box)!
Types of Crowd Control Barriers
CrowdControlStore.com carries many types of crowd control barriers. Our largest selection is in portable retractable belt posts. They are the most common stanchion post you are most likely to find in airports, stadiums, and even your favorite restaurants. The most cost-effective posts are made from steel and are meant to be used in indoors for lighter traffic areas. They can be heavy, but they are built to last. We also have stainless steel variants which can used outdoors as they are highly weather resistant.
Those outdoor models feature high visibility finishes and belts. If you are looking for a lightweight (easy to move) solution that is also meant to stand the test of time against high traffic crowds, look no further than our aluminum models. Built from heavy duty aircraft grade aluminum, they will long out live their industry leading warranties. Plus, they are all simple no-tool setup designs. If you need a bit more style, say for a casino or theater, we also offer the classic red velvet rope and post stanchions. You can find the same line of materials and qualities plus higher end velour and microfiber ropes, plus braided plastic styles perfect for long term outdoor use.
We also offer plastic stanchions and plastic chain which are lightweight, affordable, and meant to be left outside all the time. Now to let you in on a little secret, we can tell you the best type of crowd control barriers – ones with free shipping. Check out our large selection of pre-made free shipping stanchion sets today!