What is the benefit?

The variable impact force makes it possible to produce even smoother transitions. It allows producing exact ramps at the start and end of a work site or before and after fixed structures by increasing or reducing the impact force infinitely.

In addition, the impact force can be adjusted depending on the working speed. This is a decisive advantage in the maintenance of turnouts using universal tamping machines with integrated dynamic stabilisation, for instance. Despite the machines’ irregular working speed, the ballast bed is settled in a constant manner and homogenised uniformly.

When working in densely populated areas, a reduction of the impact force lowers the propagation of the vibrations in the track area and minimises the effect on buildings and lineside residents.