Smart technology increases efficiency

We offer this system upgrade at a fixed price, depending on the type and complexity of the machine.
The cutting-edge SmartALC guiding system makes it possible to further automate the use of tamping machines and to provide optimal support for machine operators at the same time.

Track geometry production for tamping machines with the automatic guiding computer

The SmartALC automatic guiding computer is at the centre of computer-based track geometry production for tamping machines and sets new standards with regard to user-friendliness and process reliability. In addition to the two i work procedures for optimising the track geometry that are standard around the globe, i.e. the compensation method when the track geometry is not known and the precision method when the track geometry is known, the spot tamping method for correcting isolated defects can be offered as a third option, if requested.

Our services

  • Two SmartALC options: touch panel PC with a 21.5-inch or 15-inch monitor, including stainless steel keyboard with trackpad
  • New cutting-edge and ergonomic user surfaces for even better accessibility of the control elements
  • Upon request: integration of spot tamping method to correct isolated defects for a higher output and better quality of work for turnout and universal tamping machines
  • Optional: the Referenced Track Geometry module adds referenced track geometry measurement to the tamping machine

Your benefit

  • Intuitive operation for every level of experience
  • Damage caused by operating mistakes is a thing of the past.
  • Sustainable track geometry thanks to controlled wear reserves
  • Efficiency increases thanks to the accurate localisation of defects

Compensation method

Guiding the tamping machine in accordance with the relative or the unknown track geometry: the tamping machine uses the fault reduction method. After a measuring run, the recorded versines are smoothened and the lifting and lining values are calculated. The SmartALC calculates a recommendation for the track’s superelevation. The calculated values are used as target values for the tamping process.

Precision method

The absolute track geometry is used to guide the tamping machine: the track geometry, including the radii, transition curves, gradient changes, and superelevations, is known. The deviation from the defined absolute position must be calculated prior to the work using surveying systems in combination with fixed-point measuring. The AbsoluteTrackGeometry module is an innovative expansion, adding absolute track geometry recording to the tamping machine.

Spot Tamping

The Spot Tamping tool increases the output and working quality of turnout tamping machines and universal tamping machines. Moreover, this optional feature raises the operating comfort and enables the automatic localisation of spot faults.

SmartALC and DRP data recording processor on offer as a bundle

Exchanging two components at a time already saves valuable time and costs. Yet, if you upgrade to the SmartALC automatic guiding computer and the DRP digital measurement recording system at the same time, you can save even more. We are now offering both devices as a bundle.