Sustainability and Cost-Efficiency
Track quality is not a luxury, but an economic necessity.
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Peter Veit, TU Graz
The continuous working action reduces wear on the brakes, cardan shafts, and gearboxes. At the same time, it increases the machine’s output. The tamping unit rotation speed modulation makes it possible to penetrate old and hardened ballast beds more easily and extends the service life of the work units.
Lüder Gerdtz, Deutsche Gleisbau Union
… if a track geometry defect is present, the cumulative MGT “life” of the rail was approximately 30 % less than that of a rail defect with no track geometry defect.
LCC Zarembski, University of Delaware
The rotation speed modulation demonstrably leads to a lower load on the entire tamping unit, reduces wear, and increases efficiency
of fuel saved while increasing the output and lowering maintenance costs
P&T machines produce an extremely precise track geometry with an accuracy of < 1 mm