The PIOMA-VACAT Motor Thill Railway is an all-included transport system with stand-alone drive including:
The railway transport unit is moved onto specially-designed trackage laid on the thill. The track profile is made of two shelves facing each other spaced 900 mm apart and joined with channel sections. All the straight, concave and convex track segments (rails) are made of the profile. Dependent on the intended use, special track joints are welded to the end of the tracks. A friction bar or a friction bar and toothed bar is located inside the track transmitting the pulling force of the motive power and braking units.
The PIOMA-VACAT motor thill railway tractor, built on the basis of the cable suspended railway PIOMA CS 80 tractor is used to drive the railway.
The tractor consists of four power and braking units linked with specially-designed couplings (couplers) and safety lines. Operator cabs are situated at the two external power and braking units positioned front to the driving direction and two central units are intended for placing the motor compartment. The tractor drive is ensured with a hydrostatic torque converter operating in the closed cycle.
Wheel drive is transmitted with low-speed hydraulic piston motors. Power transmission from the hydraulic motors onto the track is done through the friction coupling of driving wheels with the friction bar or through the shape coupling of the toothed gears with the track toothed bar.
Power transmission changes without the operator having to alight the cab. Transport platforms with the load capacity of 60, 120 or 220 kN are used for raw coal transport.
This product was manufactured in accordance with the procedures laid down under the Quality Management System ISO 9001 and PN-N-18001:2004 certified by Bureau Veritas Certification.
Bureau Veritas Certification Certificate Number PL11000149/P