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Plasser CompactTamper

Reduced costs and delivery times thanks to modularisation

To meet our customers' demands for shorter delivery times, better availability of spare parts, and reduced costs, we are fundamentally rethinking one of our most important product segments: compact tamping machines. A key technology worldwide, they are being completely re-engineered and combined into modular assemblies. This will enable us to meet customer requirements even better in the future.

Cutting edge since 1953: the market keeps changing

For Plasser & Theurer, customers are the focus of every development. Through close collaboration with machine operators, operating companies, and other decision-makers, we have been part of the railway system's long-term success since 1953.

In a constantly changing market environment, it is particularly important to be a reliable partner and to optimally implement the new demands placed on us as a supplier. For example, the life cycle costs of machines are becoming increasingly important, and the interplay between different machines in the fleet is moving into focus. As a result, the availability of spare parts and the modularity of assemblies that can be installed on different machines are playing an increasingly important role.

ModularCustomizing: full variety, less complexity

The engineering effort needed for highly complex machines is enormous. For this reason, Plasser & Theurer is completely rethinking the concept of compact tamping machines. In the future, the Plasser CompactTamper will be based on a modular system. Various standardised components and assemblies can thus be individually assembled into a machine according to requirements. This saves time and costs without sacrificing flexibility.

Through ModularCustomizing, our customers will benefit directly from shorter delivery times, proven modules that are used worldwide, and better availability of spare parts. Fewer costs and less effort in replacing standardised modules throughout the entire product service life will further improve life cycle costs. Thomas Ringer

Thomas Ringer
Director of Product Management

Standardised interfaces will enable easier upgrades or retrofits in the future. Modularisation offers many advantages with the usual amount of flexibility. A wide range of products can be offered to meet individual customer requirements. At the same time, an ecosystem of products and services is gradually emerging. They are designed to complement one another and to help our customers to organise their activities efficiently and cost-effectively.

Plasser CompactTamper: grand technology meets compact design

Based on the basic principle of modularisation, the company's entire product portfolio is being successively restructured and redesigned. Due to the great number of tamping machines in use worldwide and their important contribution to the availability of track infrastructure, this is a product segment we prioritise. In this way, our customers benefit from the advantages of ModularCustomizing as soon as possible.

Compact tamping machines by Plasser & Theurer maintain tracks on all continents under the most diverse environmental conditions. The machines stand for great flexibility, the use of the world's leading P&T tamping technology, and a compact and therefore cost-efficient design.

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Headed for new shores

Destination: Côte d'Ivoire

The rail network in Côte d'Ivoire is being expanded and renewed for the development and removal of raw materials as well as for the expansion of the passenger network. A new generation of maintenance machines is the perfect fit for this project. The Plasser & Theurer Duomatic 08-32 C will start working on the rails of Sitarail in Côte d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso in 2022. At the iaf in Münster, the machine designed according to the modular concept will be presented to the public for the first time. It will also be ceremoniously handed over to a delegation of Sitarail (Bolloré Transport & Logistics).

The cyclic-action 2-sleeper tamping machine stands for high cost efficiency and work performance. The simplified servicing thanks to standardised assemblies makes everyday work easier to plan and increases the availability of the machines on the track.

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