Specialized in Every Segment

Sept. 22, 2014
At this year’s InnoTrans, Vossloh is exhibiting infrastructure systems for all types of trackage and challenges.

At this year’s InnoTrans, Vossloh is exhibiting infrastructure systems for all types of trackage and challenges. Whether for conventional or high-speed lines, local or heavy-haul projects, for each load profile the perfectly matching switch and rail fastening systems are the outcome of close cooperation with customers and research institutes worldwide. Ideally adapted to national standards and climatic conditions, each new and further developed product focuses on maximum safety and cost effectiveness. 

For the heavy-haul segment, Vossloh is underscoring its expertise with fastening systems to cope with the stiffer challenges posed by heavy-haul rail traffic — even under the most extreme climatic conditions such as highly fluctuating temperatures. For instance, the systems have been patented for axle loads of up to 35 t and above, which is especially in demand by industries such as mining and in countries rich in raw materials. An important basis for these Vossloh developments is the proprietary testing procedures and the ongoing optimization of independent testing processes.

Vossloh’s System 300 rail fastener on show is an all-rounder for high-speed lines and used worldwide on more than 6,800 km of trackage. Combined with the newly developed DFF 44 bridge support point and the DFF 300 repair system, the outcome is a proven overall solution for customers. In addition, the System 300 serves as the basis for a new generation (NG) in the high-speed segment. The focal point is resource-saving design for the components and hence improved cost-effectiveness of track infrastructure.

With its V-Net switch, Vossloh is presenting at InnoTrans a system for all conventional rail projects. Its qualitative hallmarks are the manganese-steel monobloc frogs, the forged switch blades and the actuating systems for optimized train movements. Among the special highlights is the central rodding device compatible with all the actuating systems and already successfully in use in Austria and Poland. The complexity of rail switch systems is reflected in further items of equipment: various operating and safety devices, the multimotor switch machine MCEM91 and Vossloh’s Skl24 tension clamp.

Vossloh’s holistic portfolio for local-transport is emphasized by a tram switch with flat-groove rails from the V-Tram category. The completely bonded and embedded switch is fitted with the high-elasticity W-Tram rail fastener. Vossloh's DFF CT and DFF MC, on show for the first time, are two rail fastening systems specifically developed for the Chinese market.

Topping off the range of local-transport solutions is the V-Survey service tool (newly presented in Berlin) and a new switch heater with reduced energy consumption.