Wabtec Rail

Mezzanine lifts and customised access platforms for train refurbishment

Overview

  • Platform sizes: 2450mm x 1900mm
  • Floor heights: 2500mm
  • SWL: 1500kg
  • Load Capacity: 2 pallets
  • Challenges: Combined mezzanine lift and access platform solution
  • Controls: Single-touch, autorun operation
  • Power: 3-phase mains
  • Customised: Modular access platforms; 1800mm-high lift car

The Client

Established in 1994, Wabtec Rail is the UK’s leading railway engineering company. Part of the American Wabtec Corporation, an expanding global supplier of rail products and aftermarket services, the company’s expertise lies in the overhaul, maintenance and refurbishment of railway rolling stock.

The Project

After winning a major contract with Eversholt Rail to refurbish 30 trains, Wabtec undertook a works improvement programme to optimise safe working practices and increase operational efficiencies in the carriage refurbishment process. Transdek was commissioned to design, manufacture and install two mezzanine lifts and over 640 square metres of railway carriage refurbishment access platforms.

The Results

Transdek fitted the two bespoke access platforms – 90m x 6m and 20m x 5m – and the mezzanine lifts in 14 days. The combined solution enabled Wabtec’s engineers to safely work at ground, platform and roof levels of carriages simultaneously, and helped to significantly speed up refurbishment projects.

“Working with Transdek was more like a partnership than anything else. The project management was seamless and Transdek’s team worked exceptionally well alongside Wabtec engineers to ensure the installation went smoothly”.

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