The setting of three different zones: working line, curing and evacuation line.
This area disposes various work stations such as the tensioning of cables, demoulding of railway sleepers or casting. Each one of these stations is stationary with moulds advancing from one station to another every three minutes, which allows the production of four or five sleepers.
In order to accelerate the compacting of the concrete, the moulds advance in a heat insulated space called the "curing chamber". When a set of five moulds enters in the cure room, another set exits ready to be demoulded. This operation is entirely automatic and does not require the presence of any worker or operator.
Once the railway sleepers are demoulded on the working line, they are sent on an additional zone called the "evacuation line" in order to add some accessories (rail pads, toe insulators). At the end of the evacuation line, the concrete sleepers are ready to be stored.
- Concreting: 1 worker
- Installation of cables: 3 workers
- Preparation of the moulds: 2 workers
- Installation of accessories: 2 workers
- Storage: 1 worker
- Cycle time: 3 min
- Production: 80 sleepers/hour
- Possibility to produce: 24/7
- 1 sleeper = 300 kg = 0,125m ³
- Number of moulds in the factory: 221
- Number of sleepers per mould: 4
- Number of steel cables: 4
APS railway sleeper moulds accept the use of all types of fasteners: Pandrol 'e-Clip' & 'fastclip', Tension Clamp, Vossloh, Nabla, ...
Carrousel type factories can be installed by our team in an existing or a new building.