Slab track construction comes with various organisational as well as technical challenges. The starting point is not automated and requires a lot of skilled manual labour. For this to work well, the personnel need to be well trained and have the necessary competence and experience. There are several key steps that progress the installation to the final, precise positioning of the rails: lifting (off the formation), rough alignment, and fine alignment. These steps require a lot of equipment, and a long, extended work site. Until now, the result of the rough alignment process is undocumented. Low quality and accuracy in the lifting and rough alignment steps also lead to an unnecessarily high amount of work required in the fine alignment process. Localised areas of stress can arise in the immediate area of the lifting positions in the first steps that lead to slight reaction changes in the track position. This also leads to rework during the fine alignment.
The semi- automated track alignment system RhoMAT solves these problems. It combines several work steps while also increasing the achievable quality and does this with a considerably reduced number of staff. RhoMAT is a significant step forward in the field of slab track construction, bringing targeted mechanisation and automation to improve operation and experience. It enables greater output, efficiency, process reliability and ease of planning.
- Implementation of lifting and rough alignment by highly qualified partners
- Combines lifting and coarse alignment in one single operation
- Only two competent personnel are needed to operate the system
- Compatible with all known in-situ slab track systems equipped with running rails
- Adaptable to different track gauges and rail types
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