Ergonomics

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Continuous working action - increased output during tamping

30 years ago, a technical concept evolved from an idea to increase the cost efficiency of tamping work. It has continued to set standards even to this day. The technical basis was laid early on: the U-shaped design of the machine's main frame and the positioning of the work units between the axles. However, it was always necessary to accelerate and brake the entire machine mass to be able to tamp. Due to the separation into a continuously moving main frame and a cyclic-action subframe, less than 20 % of the machine mass has to be accelerated and braked.

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Noise protection and sound-insulating features

In the area of the work units, tamping machines can be equipped with lateral noise protection panels. This is important for the operation in densely built-up areas, for instance in Japan. 
To counteract possible generation of dust during the tamping process and to provide the operator with good visibility, particularly when using noise protection panels, a water spray system can be installed at the tamping units. It is activated when the tamping units are lowered and switched off when they are lifted.

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Noise measurement

When the tamping units, which have electrically powered vibration shafts, are raised in idle mode, the noise is reduced by more than 20 dBA. The noise created in idle mode is 62 dBA, which is equal to the noise level of a normal conversation in the office.


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The tamping simulator – High level of expertise within a short time

Practical training in a new dimension – the 09-3D tamping simulator
Our tamping simulators demonstrate the convincing advantages of modern simulation technology.

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PlasserDatamatic 2.0 – MachineConditionObserver
Controlling operation and servicing digitally

Fleet and maintenance managers can access information on the condition of their machines at any time, allowing for condition-based maintenance and enabling them to plan required measures ahead of time. 
The exact machine position can be accessed at any time, facilitating operations planning and refuelling. The management receives informative reports, providing the basis for strategic decisions.

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Fit for the future of the railway

The latest track maintenance machines use both the electrical energy from the contact wire and batteries to power the working drive. Our new E³ drive technologies reduce local emissions - of both pollutants and noise – to a minimum on the work site.
At Plasser & Theurer, we have taken the classical tamping machine to a new level. The Unimat 09-4x4/4S E³ uses the electrical energy from the overhead contact line not only for electrical traction during transfer travel. It is also used to power the tamping unit electrically for the first time. The crucial working parameters remain unchanged. If there is no overhead contact line available for current collection, we use a diesel-electric generator to supply electrical power.


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PlasserSmartTamping – The Assistant

The digital future of turnout tamping has begun. “PlasserSmartTamping - The Assistant” is a turnout tamping assistance system that has revolutionised automation in tamping machines. It simplifies tamping in turnouts and crossings, with no extra measuring run needed. Particularly in times where there is a dearth of experienced staff, the system gives infrastructure operators security.
70 years of experience in tamping technology feed into the digital tamping assistant.

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SmartALC

The standard in user-friendliness and process reliability: the track-geometry guiding computer provides ultimate operating comfort. Equipped with the SmartALC, tamping machines can work according to the precision method or the compensation method. Operators can select one of four pre-defined user profiles provided by the SmartALC to ensure their needs are met perfectly. Using AutoSync, for example, the machine automatically detects track defects.