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WORKSHOPS, DEPOTS & LIFTING EQUIPMENT


Train sand box filling is a vital safety issue


Paul Markwell, marketing manager at Schenck Process UK, explains how the re-filling of sand boxes or hoppers on trains and trams is an important factor to ensure the correct operation of the vehicle’s braking system and to assist with traction when there are slippy track conditions.


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many train and tram depots sand is refilled manually, which can take a


significant amount of time. One solution is the installation of a Schenck Process SandPiper mobile sand filling station, which is electrically operated and pneumatically pumps the sand from an on-board 500kg capacity hopper.


The SandPiper product range is the only UK-designed and manufactured sand filling pumping system that can also be installed as a fixed system with multiple fixed dispensing points from a centrally located large capacity pneumatic pump and storage silo.


Recent projects for the SandPiper products include London Underground and Southern depots in south London.


The Southern installation has been operational for over nine years and Gerry McFadden, the


Southern fleet director, recently commented: “Southern Railway are very pleased with the centralised sand pumping stations that were installed as they save time in the refilling of the sand boxes and increase the efficiency of our depot operation to carry out an important key process.”


Schenck Process UK is based in Doncaster and is a fully-owned subsidiary of Schenck Process GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany.


The


Schenck Process Group is one of the world’s leading suppliers of products and services for weighing, feeding, conveying and filtration processes with over 3,200 employees and with 33 locations worldwide.


FOR MORE INFORMATION


T: 01302 321 313 E: enquiries@schenckprocess.co.uk W: www.schenckprocess.co.uk


68 | rail technology magazine Dec/Jan 13


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