Open rope shunting installations:

Capstans with open rope and connecting slings are low-cost solutions for simple shunting jobs with small trains or individual rail cars and for low operating frequencies.

  • Shunting spill
    The spill is a simple, movable shunting system for use with individual rail cars and small groups of cars as well as for other interdepartmental moving jobs.
  • Shunting winch
    The shunting winch is a simple system for track-bound transport, e.g. for the towing and positioning of wagons at loading and unloading stations.

Shunting system with reversible rope:

A closede loop rope winch system where the rope stays along the shunting range. Coupling trains is effected via one of the following coupling devices:

  • Coupling chain (pulling force 30 kN, higher for industrial applications)
    The chain is hooked into a wagon’s towing hook or to one of the lateral towing hooks
  • Above floor or subfloor towing cart (towing force 30 kN)
    Using a coupling rod, the carts hooks to the lateral hook or towing eye. Preferred for use on tarmac and at storage facilities.
  • Wheelset cart (towing force 30 kN ; with special permit up to 60 kN)
    The wheelset cart is a remotely controlled shunting unit which moves within the rail track. For the towing phase, extending pressure rollers contact a wheelset.
  • Buffer cart (towing force up to 240 kN)
    The buffer cart couples to the train like a locomotive, viz. via the central towing hook. Buffer cart systems are used along dead end tracks or at tracks with a passing track.