Maintenance and Inspection Solutions for the Rail Industry
Keeping Rail Travel Safely on Track
Whether you’re travelling above or below ground – Pfaff-silberblau rail technology plays a vital “behind the scenes” role to ensure trains are running safely and efficiently.
Anyone who operates modern transport systems today depends heavily upon reliable maintenance and inspection of their fleet. Our equipment enables maintenance work to be organised and executed efficiently by minimising downtime. The timely discovery of wear and eliminating potential hazards: this is fundamental to providing smooth-running, safe and efficient rolling-stock operations.
Our product range includes mobile lifting jacks, lifting platforms, as well as special customised equipment and complete under-floor lifting systems. To cover all maintenance and repair work on bogies, wheel sets and vehicle chassis, Pfaff-silberblau has the optimal solutions for within your depot workshop.
Roof Working Platforms
Stay On Top of Things in Safety
Our roof working platforms offer you a flexible means of access for inspection and maintenance of different rail and road vehicles for public transportation. It’s no surprise that we place great emphasis on workplace safety in this area too.
To bridge the distance to the vehicle, the roof working platforms are fitted with the latest extender units. Our roof work platforms with an adjustable height can be flexibly adapted to the respective vehicle fleet. When it comes to the various possible applications, your best option is to let our experienced specialists draw up tailored proposals for you.
Underfloor Lifting Systems
Lift Trains as If by Magic
Underfloor lifting systems from Pfaff-silberblau are a full and elegant solution for the maintenance of diesel locomotives or high-speed trains.
Turntables for exchanging bogies can also be integrated into this maintenance solution. The tried and tested design of Pfaff-silberblau underfloor lifting systems together with the latest control technology ensures the safety and reliability of the system as well as optimum operator ergonomics for maintenance personnel.
In comparison with lifting jack systems, underfloor lifting systems have the advantage that, in the rest position, the workshop floor is completely level and can be negotiated without any restrictions.
Choose from different versions and system configurations: longitudinal beam hoist for universal application, or a custom-made system with a cantilever beam design.
We would be happy to provide you with detailed information on our underfloor lifting systems and to advise you on the design of your maintenance equipment.
Keep Track of Things from Beneath
If you are looking for a universal solution for maintenance tasks on all types of rail vehicle, look no further.
The lifting jack systems from Pfaff-silberblau are ideally suited to maintaining diesel locomotives or high-speed trains – for everything from exchanging the bogie or repairs to all types of inspection tasks.
The tried and tested design of Pfaff-silberblau lifting jack systems together with the latest control technology ensures the safety and reliability of the system as well as optimum operator ergonomics for maintenance personnel. You can choose from various load classes ranging from 5 t – 50 t, and from different versions and system configurations depending on the requirements of your business.
We would be happy to provide you with detailed information on our lifting jack systems.
Case Study: Train Maintenance Facility in Australia
To service and maintain the new fleet, a purpose-built train maintenance facility has been built at Kangy Angy on the Transport for NSW Central Coast in Australia.
At this facility our Pfaff Verkehrstechnik GmbH hybrid lifting system was supplied, which will be used for performing maintenance works of 6-car train units of the new Intercity Fleet in New South Wales.
The system has a load capacity of 336 tons (56 tons per wagon) and is installed in 500 mm deep foundation pits.
In terms of functionality, the system corresponds to an underfloor lifting system, i.e. individual bogies can be pushed and removed under the lifted vehicle.
The special features are the all-round adjustable body support elements which can be adjusted electrically in all directions (up/down, left/right, forwards/backwards).
We delivered the complete system to Australia in a total of 13 pcs/40 containers. The installation of the system was carried out by local partner, Sam Technology Engineers.
Commissioning, which had to be carried out remotely due to the Covid-19 regulations, was a very big challenge due to the complexity of the system and the existing time difference between Australia and Europe.