You can now remove or replace undercarriage equipment without decoupling rail vehicles, saving valuable servicing time.
Our equipment drops allow complete bogies, wheelsets and other underfloor modules to be changed quickly at track level, whilst enabling maintenance, inspections and cleaning to continue at the same time.
We offer three types of equipment drop mechanism – a traditional scissor design, our intelligent screw jack system, which incorporates lift towers and a self-contained screw jack. The latter two are favoured by depot operators, particularly in new build facilities, thanks to their reduced pit depth, minimising civil costs during construction.
When a bogie needs changing, the vehicle is positioned centrally on the bridge section of the drop. Support beams spanning the pit are pushed into position and hydraulic jacks take the weight of the vehicle. The bridge section can then be lowered and traversed to the side and exchanged for a new bogie.
Using one of our equipment drops, a complete bogie change is feasible in just two hours, allowing the vehicle to return to service as quickly as possible.