Global climate protection targets call for alternative, environmentally friendly technologies.
Railway as a traditionally “green” means of transport plays a significant role in this scenario. To reach decarbonisation ambitions, the sector as a whole needs to come up with new, clean concepts. In railway construction, one focus lies on the development of alternative drives for vehicles and hand-operated machines. International demand is high – distributors worldwide expect 40% of all track construction machines to be battery-operated by 2025.
Robel has been developing new drive and power supply technologies for their hand-operated construction machines for years. As far back as 2013, the company presented a rail drilling machine and an impact wrench with modular rechargeable battery packs for zero-emission and ergonomic work on the track. The lithium batteries together with high performance electric motors have since become a true alternative to the combustion engine, providing high performance and durability as well as comfortable working. In 2021, Robel, as partner company of Plasser & Theurer, has adopted the renowned E3 brand for its complete battery product range.
The Battery-Powered Worksite
That the expansion of the battery- powered fleet of machines has a top priority at Robel, can be seen from the considerable growth of the company’s ‘battery family’.
Railway-News magazine Issue 4 Track & Infrastructure edition, November 2022: Robel - ROWRENCH 30.76 E³ Self-Learning. Strong. Emission-Free.
Railway-News magazine Issue 2, June 2022: ROBEL - Emission-Free Track Maintenance.
The E³ battery range is ROBEL's contribution to climate protection and safety. Powerful battery technology meets reliable mechanics.
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...
Robel has recently handed over a railway maintenance train to Deutsche Bahn Netz AG in Duisburg, Germany's first.
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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