This article first appeared in the Railway-News magazine Issue 4 Track & Infrastructure edition, November 2022.
Totalkare has been supplying workshop equipment in the UK for more than 40 years, with a proven track record for product quality and after sales support.
Leveraging its position as the UK market leader for the supply of mobile column lifts for heavy duty commercial vehicles, Totalkare entered the UK rail market at the start of 2019 after partnering with experienced Italian manufacturer Emanuel, themselves boasting more than 100 years in the industry.
Initially offering railway lifting jacks, Totalkare’s mechanical knowledge and established UK-wide field service coverage, combined with Emanuel’s longstanding reputation for build quality, represented an impressive proposition for rail manufacturers and the UK supply chain alike. Orders followed from the likes of Hitachi Rail and Mirage as awareness of Totalkare’s entry into the market grew.
Available in a range of lifting capacities from 5,500–50,000kg per jack, Totalkare’s railway lifting four to 128 (facilitating the lifting of a single carriage or an entire train) and are designed to meet Machine Directive 2006/42/CE and approved to European standard EN1493.
Available with fixed or movable anvil, the electromechanical lifting jacks are supplied with a computerised control unit with event storing and recording that can be upgraded with self-programmed maintenance.
In 2021, Totalkare extended its product offering in the rail market to include pre-fabricated steel inspection pits for rail depots. A bespoke offering manufactured to customer requirements, Totalkare’s rail inspection pits make access to the underside of a railed vehicle easy, allowing engineers to work in a safe, well-lit environment.
Fully welded construction prevents water ingress. The pits are installed with a unique bond of steel to concrete for a long-lasting rolling stock maintenance solution that offers a more permanent alternative to railway lifting jacks.
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