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Bogie Turntable

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June 21st, 2019

Turntable design transformed

Our expert design team has reinvented one of our most enduring products, saving depot operators time and money during installation. 

We have launched a new turntable design, following 18 months’ research and development into ways to overcome common problems with pit construction. 

Turntables sit in a pit at track level and are used to transfer rail bogies between roads or turn wheelsets around. As the pits need to be round, they are difficult to cast and don’t always end up level. This made installing our previous equipment very time consuming, as it had wheels attached to a separate frame that was fitted after the table itself.

We have now developed a turntable with integrated wheels affixed to the bottom of the structure. This allows the height of the table to be adjusted to counteract any discrepancies in the level of the pit, resulting in significant time and cost savings. 

Our new turntables look much the same as the old ones, however, the changes we have made ensure they are not only quicker to install, but also easier to use. This means we can now offer manual versions with a higher capacity than before, again saving some users the expense of adding power.

Contact us for more information about our new generation turntables.

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