Editorial

Dear readers

Our digital products are picking up speed and opening new paths to decisions in mechanised track maintenance. Today’s track machines are more than maintenance machines. They are state-of-the-art measuring devices, high-tech vehicles and living space. Our machines meet the requirements of infrastructure, traffic, contractors, staff and the environment. Ultimately, track maintenance machines are seen as representatives of the railway system. We combine well-proven functions for the production of the exact track geometry with new drive systems, control systems and real-time communication channels.

Our EM100VT is the first machine to send measuring data on the absolute track geometry via a cloud to the track maintenance machine in real time, allowing the machine to correct the track geometry immediately.

As early as in 2015, we have introduced the E³ technology, paving the way for hybrid drive solutions on track maintenance machines. At InnoTrans, we will present one of our latest developments: the Unimat 09-4x4/4S E³, a tamping machine with a fully electric drive for working operation and transfer travel. To make this possible, we have fitted the core component of our machine, the tamping unit, with electric drives. The result: the machine works almost soundlessly and consumes less energy, producing, as always, high precision and reliability.

Enjoy our new issue of “today”.

Yours

Johannes Max-Theurer

Chief Executive Officer, Plasser & Theurer