The SVM 1000 I has been designed for laying new track in particular. The first machine of the SVM series was put into operation in Australia in 1981. Since then, it has since laid thousands of kilometres of track.
Operated highly successfully on four continents, the proven machine concept stands out due to its compact design, ease of use, precise sleeper placement and the high output. Experience has shown that - with a continuous supply of new sleepers and rails - an output of 300 km per year can be expected.
The SVM 1000 I, consisting of one laying unit and two portal units, is built by Plasser India. The machines are equipped with clip units. They are suitable for the transport and laying of sleepers and rails. The portal units are height adjustable allowing compliance with the gauge during transfer travel. For this, the craneway is lowered into the parking position.
The construction train is supplemented with flat cars, 45 of them in the case of GMR Group. These have been adapted for the transport of the sleepers and rails required for track construction. One layer of UIC 60 rails (12 rails of 250 m length) sits below four layers of concrete sleepers of Indian manufacture. As a rule, 24 such cars are coupled to the laying machine with sufficient material for 1.5 km of track, which corresponds approximately to the output of a 6-hour work shift.