Progress in terms of tracks and equipment
After taking just one look at the rail-bound fast construction machine SUZW-500 it becomes clear that high-performance is an everyday occurrence for the Wiebe group machine, which combines the installation of sleepers and also the preparation of an installation subgrade along its length of 230 metres.
The SUZW-500 is a successful upgrade of the first generation of fast construction machines; the number 50 stands for the track construction output per hour. Despite its speed, the construction machine works to the highest of quality standards which also impacts on the efficiency of the (re)constructed track system.
Total mass in tonnes
Sleeper installation aggregates
Number of sleepers/minute
Metres/hour work output
Once special feature: the excavation chain
The fast construction machine SUZW-500 is state-of-the-art. In contrast to conventional construction trains, the installation subgrade is produced using an excavation chain. Here, the excess ballast is picked up and transported backwards inside the train in the direction of work. The ballasts is installed in the area where the new rails have already been positioned on the rail bearings.
|Type of machine||Rail-bound fast construction machine|
|Manufacturer||Plasser & Theurer|
|Total length over buffers||153,50 m||With repair- and equipment wagons||235,20 m|
|Axles||32||Powered of those||14|
|Permissible speed in train set||100 km/h||Run by itself||5 km/h|
|Planable output at track construction||400 m/h|
|Track construction possible||with preparatory track bed cleaning||with subsequent track bed cleaning||without track bed cleaning||only change of sleeper bed|
|Possible tracks||UIC 60||R65||S54||S49|
(Removal 2,30 m - 2,80 m length)
(Integration 2,30 m - 2,80 m length)
|Excavation chain||3,20 m|
|Drive through width in working position||4 m|
|Min. working radius||200 m at Ü ≤ 100 mm|
|Max. superelevation||160 mm|
|Max. longitudinal gradient||15 ‰ bei R > 500 m|
|Swivelling capabilities of the track||+/- 100 mm|
|Min. radius at shunting trip||120 m|
|Min. radius at transfer trip||150 m|
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(Head of department track construction machines)
Fourteen sleepers per minute is a level of performance that cannot be matched by comparable construction machines. The SUZW-500 is truly a giant, not only in terms of its size but also its power.
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