For a number of years, MATISA’s WTM transport wagons have been able to apply flexible transport logistics adapted to the «Just in Time» method of switch renewal projects. Delivering the pre-assembled and factory-controlled switches, by rail transport directly to the work site, while respecting the various traffic gauges, meets the most demanding requirements. Reliable, safe and easy to use and to maintain, WTM wagons will greatly assist you when planning your next projects.
The «Just in Time» method consists of delivering the switches in their final assembly directly to the work site for unloading and installing in record time. The old switch is removed by the same process and returned to the factory for dismantling and reconditioning. The concept of the WTM wagons allows the transport by rail of very bulky switches, while respecting the most restrictive clearance gauges. This method also facilitates the management of switch renewal projects in dense areas and limits the space needed within the working area.
The fixing system of the switch on the WTM wagon allows quick fastening, and unfastening, of each track panel, independently of its configuration (switch heart - concrete, wood or steel sleepers - with or without drive). Depending on requirements and restrictions of the network, the WTM wagon can be configured with or without lateral displacement of the platform. A positioning device for long bearers is also available in certain configurations.
1. Loading of the switch at the factory / 2. Transport in a « freight » convoy / 3. Unloading of the new switch at the work site with a rail crane
4. Loading of the old switch with the same crane / 5. Return trip to the factory for disassembly/elimination/recycling
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