Thanks to there screen systems, each with three screen trays, the RMW 1500 ensures excellent quality when cleaning the track bed.
Two high-performance excavation chains move the track bed material. A section of 700 metres is completed within an hour.
The big one
Tracks and railway networks ate important passenger and freight transportation routes. The necessary infrastructure is being continuously expanded, and rail traffic is steadily growing. Thorough and efficient track bed cleaning is essential to ensure the safety and serviceability of the track systems.
The Wiebe Group meets this challenge with the high-performance cleaning machine RMW 1500. Thanks to its three screen systems, it is one of the most powerful track cleaning machines. The RMW 1500 – a clean thing within the Wiebe Group’s machine pool.
Total mass in tonnes
Three screen systems each with three screen trays
Cubic metre/hour track bed cleaning
More than just clean
To ensure the highest quality of the final track result, the ballast bed cleaning machine RMW 1500 is placed onto an integrated DGS to stabilise the track system. Also, the machine is guided using the target geometry data by means of a integrated ALC.
|Type of machine||Ballast bed cleaning machine|
|Manufacturer||Plasser & Theurer|
|Total length over buffers||108,11 m||With repair- and equipment wagons||150,11 m|
|Height||4,40 m||With modification onto G1-profile||4,31 m|
|Mass||451 t||With repair- and equipment wagons||501 t|
|Axles||22||Powered of those||10|
|Permissible speed in train set||100 km/h||Run by itself||20 km/h|
|Ballast bed cleaning||up to 1500 m³/h|
|Total excavation (gravel & ground)||up to 1000 m³/h||and ballast bed cleaning||up to 500 m³/h|
|Drive through width (in transporting position)||min. 3,10 m|
|Clearing chain hight||250 mm small chain||350 mm big chain|
|Clearing chain width||min. 4,05 m||max. 5,50 m|
|Clearing chain depth||up to 1,10 m under SO|
|Change of gradient||from -500 mm to +100 mm to SOK|
|Required space on pressure side||0,55 m small chain||0,75 m big chain|
|Required space on blank side||0,55 m small chain||0,70 m big chain|
|Swivelling capabilities of the track||+/- 200 mm|
|Laying down to superelevation||160 mm|
|Max. incline of the formation level||1:20|
|Chipping conveyor length before buffer||3,60 m|
|Chipping conveyor loading into nearby track||bis 6 m track distance|
|Clearance between chipping conveyor and SO||3,50 m (Loading before head)|
|Smallest ridable radius (Track bed cleaning/total excavation)||200 m||at transport||160 m|
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(Head of department track construction)
A soiled track bed can pose a substantial risk for smooth rail operation and can impact on the efficiency of a track system.
High maintenance costs and expensive interruption of the rail traffic are the consequences. We use the track bed cleaning machine RMW 1500 to counter this. There are few cleaning machines that combine thoroughness and speed so well. Its results are impressive: 1500 cubic metres of track bed are cleaned and 700 m of track are covered in an hour.
The fast construction machine VFW 2001 can be used to build remove or modernise tracks either with or without prior or subsequent track bed cleaning.
The cleaning machine, which belongs to the urban railway company in Berlin, works excellently thanks to the moving suction nozzles that can be controlled automatically.
The fitted star screen allows the RM 801 cleaning machine to clean 800 cubic meters of track bed every hour.