Summer is in full bloom in Sweden, even though it is only mid June, which is highly unusual. Most of the time our midsummer celebration is spent in the same winter jacket that we use on Christmas Eve.
At Rosenqvist we have faced a number of big changes during the first six months of the year. In the new Pandrol organisation, all railway-related business is gathered under the joint name Pandrol. This has for Rosenqvist resulted in a new company name, Pandrol AB, and an increased cooperation within the group. This has in turn resulted in us representing our sister companies Matweld and Vortok in Scandinavia and has given us access to new markets for the Rosenqvist products. We have since participated in various demos, exhibitions and seminars around the world.
In April we hosted our very own first exhibition Test & Drive at our facility in Hudiksvall. This gave us a unique opportunity to present and demonstrate all of our products to our customers, but also to receive important feedback on their performance.
We have during the spring started a collaboration with two companies within Railway Supply Group, Industry-Railway Suppliers in the US and Davanac in Canada, in order to improve our availability and service towards our North American customers.
In this very moment the Football World Cup is taking place in Russia, and for the first time in 12 years, Sweden has qualified for the tournament. I am a big football fan and I hope this will be a summer dressed in the Swedish colours, yellow and blue.
Have a nice summer!
Erika Berg, Managing director
Rosenqvist CD 500 is used for a track renewal project between
.Hobro and Langå in Denmark
Track Renewal Project with CD500 in Denmark
Leonhard Weiss is currently performing a track renewal project between Hobro and Langå in Denmark. 130 000 old sleepers are being taken out and replaced by concrete sleepers with the Pandrol Fastclip FC fastening system. At the same time, 160 km rail is being exchanged.
The track renewal is being carried out using the track renewal train and the Rosenqvist CD500 owned by Leonhard Weiss.
The CD500machine is also used for destressing operation with a very good result, of over 4000 meters being destressed per work shift.
This is possible due to the high production speed that CD500 can provide: a normal clipping capacity is between 50 to 60 sleepers per minute. This means that 1000 meters of track can be unclipped in approximately 30 minutes.
After the unclipping, the rail is lifted up with Vortok stressing rollers to achieve the best result. After the destressing and welding operation, the rail is put in place and the clipping operation can start. After approximately 30 minutes the rail is clipped up and the railway is ready for train operation.
The Rosenqvist CD200 Electric is used as a backup for a track renewal project in the area of Paris, France.
CD200 Electric meets the future!
ETF in France has invested in seven CD200 Electric to be used as backup machines for clipping and de-clipping for their new track renewal trains developed together with Matisa. The trains are developed for RVB ZD (high-density populated area track renewal operation) and are currently used in the area of Paris, France. A main purpose of the design is to ensure low noise levels during track renewal since parts of the project is carried out in populated areas during night time.
On the 19th to 20th of May, Pandrol was invited to Huddig AB to participate in their efforts to train teachers from Swedish upper secondary high schools for machine operators. Pandrol was participating with the new Rosenqvist sleeper changer tool SB40, which is a great equipment attachment for the Huddig machine. The teacher training program will continue during this year. For this training, teachers from Jämtlands Gymnasium school in Bräcke were participating.
In May, Pandrol and Rosenqvist products were represented through our machine partners at the Swedish Machine Exhibition 2018 at Solvalla, Sweden.
We would like to thank all visitors who came to see us and our products together with our partners during those days.
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