New publication: Higher availability of heavy freight routes = increased profitability
Heavy loads on railway lines subject the superstructure to above-average stress. This results in damage to the track and frequent downtimes. Getzner addresses this topic in a new brochure entitled “Heavy freight – Solutions for heavily loaded rail tracks”. The vibration-isolating materials Sylomer® and Sylodyn® from Getzner, proven in their use on heavy freight routes, protect the track – even in sensitive areas such as under turnouts and at transitions.
Lower life cycle costs for heavy traffic routes
Heavy freight vibration-protection solutions prevent the track superstructure components, including the rails, tension clamps, sleepers and ballast, from being overloaded. This increases the availability of the route, reduces maintenance requirements and prolongs the service life. In short, network operators benefit from lower life cycle costs and increased profitability.
The brochure sets out the challenges for heavy rail routes and gives an insight into projects that have been successfully implemented in a number of countries including Brazil, Sweden, USA and China.
The brochure covers
- Challenges for heavy freight routes
- Background information on potential damage
- Advantages of elastic bearings and solutions
- Example projects (including the USA, China, Sweden)