Plasser TampingControl

The aim of every tamping process is optimum filling and compaction below the sleeper, which forms the basis of a precise, long-lasting track geometry. Sufficiently filled sleepers ensure optimum load transfer that withstands planned traffic loads. 

Sensors are used to record the tamping unit's measuring values and analyse them in real time. Calculations of ballast and work quality are based on this data, allowing the operator to optimize working parameters for filling and compaction as needed. The result is a sturdy sleeper bed and more resilient track geometry. 

Added value

Plasser TampingControl

  • Quality
    • lncreased quality thanks to systematic filling and compaction 
    • Early detection and correction of spot faults 
    • Optimum tamping quality can be achieved even with less experienced staff
    • Reduction of errors during the work process and reproducible results
    • Reduction of operator workload
  • Efficiency
    • Suggests actions for the operator in real time
    • Reduced costs thanks to longer maintenance intervals 
    • High availability of the track system in the long term
    • Reduction of personnel within the danger zone on the tracks
  • Transparency
    • Documented work quality 
    • Long-term observation of the ballast quality over several maintenance cycles
    • Numerous analysis options (trends) 

How it works

Plasser TampingControl

  1. Detects parameters, such as speed and tamping depth, by means of the sensors installed on the tamping unit and the tamping tine arms in every phase of the tamping cycle
  2. Provides in-depth information for calculating work quality and degree of filling
  3. Evaluates the collected work data in real time and displays them directly on the screen in the tamping cab
  4. The operator can use this information to assess the success of tamping
  5. Possible to change tamping parameters or repeat the tamping cycle to improve the track geometry quality
  6. All parameters are stored according to the specific sleeper for later analysis


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