Being one of the pioneers of emission-free and ergonomic track maintenance, Robel has been developing battery, electric and hybrid drives for railway construction machinery for many years. Now, in addition to its fleet of cordless hand-operated machines, the company also provides rail-bound vehicles with electric technologies and hybrid drives. As a partner company of Plasser & Theurer, Robel carries the renowned E³ brand (economic – ecologic – ergonomic) for all its products with alternative drive technology.
Due to higher investment in rail infrastructure worldwide, track construction is booming. At the same time, sites are being tolerated less and less by residents and communities. Also, current legislation increasingly stipulates emission limits, especially for sensitive urban areas. The use of battery-powered machines considerably reduces on-site emissions, thus expanding the area of application for maintenance companies. This applies above all to work in tunnels or in a subway: the measured carbon and nitrogen emissions from machines and vehicles with alternative drives are a fraction of the permitted maximum values – a solid option for new contracts in urban track maintenance.
At iaf in Münster, Robel is presenting the world’s first milling train with hybrid drive for zero- emission rail processing in subways: ROMILL Urban E3 is equipped with battery technology for up to three hours of exhaust-free rail machining.
The E³ battery range is ROBEL's contribution to climate protection and safety. Powerful battery technology meets reliable mechanics.
Railway-News magazine Issue 5, November 2021: Robel - Robel E³ Battery Technology: Economic. Ecologic. Ergonomic.
Railway-News magazine Issue 4, September 2021: ROBEL - ROMILL – The New Way of Rail Treatment.
ROBEL ROCLEAN – A Clean Solution – New Methods of Railway Infrastructure Cleaning. How can track cleaning be made systematic?
From Old to New: Retrofits for Track Maintenance Vehicles. This article illustrates the range of services and the benefits of so-called “retrofits”.
Automated Rail Welding as a Model for the Future in Track Construction. Robot-assisted gas metal arc welding for greater efficiency and safety.
This article shows how battery technology already plays an important role in hand-guided track construction machines and looks at their future potential.
As the number of running trains is increasing, construction windows for track maintenance are getting smaller and smaller. Track construction and maintenance ma...
The 30.73 PSM precision wrench provided its first proof of performance on the Kassel-Hanover high-speed line in April 2016. After nine months of widespread fiel...
Wolfgang R. Fally, CEO of Robel, handed over the world's first hybrid milling train to Thomas Blechinger, President & CEO of Plasser American.
Robel Group division Robel Rail Automation pursues development projects in the automation of maintenance processes of the railway infrastructure.
Deutsche Plasser Bahnbaumaschinen GmbH and Robel’s business unit Service & Support (S&S) are now one unit: Plasser Robel Services GmbH (PRS).
Robel and their partners Schweerbau International and Vogel & Plötscher will deliver a rail treatment system to Plasser American Corporation.
Robel will supply six four-axle work vehicles for maintenance work in tunnels to the Munich municipal utilities company Stadtwerke München GmbH.
Robel has adopted Plasser & Theurer's E3 brand for products that live up to high environmental standards.
Strategic Cooperation for Rail Treatment: Robel Holding Acquires Stake In Schweerbau International GmbH & Co. KG (SBI).
Roclean: Robel has been awarded a tender by Austrian network operator Wiener Linien for track bed cleaning on the Vienna underground network.
Robel introduces the ROMITAMP 2.0, an advanced version of the lightweight agile mini tamper to complement its larger tamping fleet.
With machine demonstrations in 10 German cities, Robel offers an alternative to the traditional fixture in the track construction calendar.
JR East takes delivery of the company's first Robel Mobile Maintenance System. There was a traditional opening ceremony at the Ueda depot.
Following the formation of companies in France & the USA in 2019, Robel establishes a strategic foothold in Shanghai for the Chinese market.
The ROREXS rail exchange system from Robel is one of the world’s leading machines for the delivery and collection of long welded rails.
With its IRIS rev3.1 certification, Robel is so far the only railway maintenance machine company to meet the requirements defined by UNIFE.
Management Change at Robel Business Unit Service & Support. Karl Oberreiter follows Richard Strauss as Director of Business Unit.
These will be the last tamping machines of this variant that Robel will produce as progress is made on the next phase in tamper technology.
Over 500 rail infrastructure experts attended the ROBEL in-house exhibition to engage in the current topics of track maintenance.
Robel is establishing close proximity to the market and the customer by setting up a separate company, Robel North America Corporation.
From 10 July 2019 the Robel Holding GmbH (formerly Deutsche Plasser Holding GmbH) hold 80 percent of the newly founded Robel France SAS.
For over 100 years Robel's principal business has been the design and construction of railway maintenance and renewal machines and systems.
The Robel Solution: Robotics in Track Maintenance. Already well established as a specialist in the design and construction of railway...
Network Rail recently decided to invest in two new Robel ROMITAMP tamping machines which are scheduled for delivery in autumn this year.
Robel is renowned expert for the rail loading process: For 60 years, the company has been engineering loading trains for network...
Leading railway infrastructure maintainers from across the globe are increasingly turning to Robel’s Mobile Maintenance System to improve...
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