With a new model of the road-rail robot VLEX, Vollert extends its compact solution to shunting operations up to 600 tons. Twice as strong, but only 500 mm larger, the new VLEX 40 is also suitable for fast track changes in confined spaces. A swing axle guarantees permanent ground or rail contact of all four wheels, even on uneven ground. And thanks to the emission-free electric drive, operation in closed storage and production areas is also possible. The extremely maneuverable shunting solution of the VLEX 20 is used, for example, in the South Korean metro in Seoul, for moving tank wagons at Lanxess in Leverkusen or for loading lime at Rheinkalk Grevenbrück GmbH.
Loading gravel fully automatically and environmentally friendly
In the quarry of the French building materials specialist Eqiom in the Bar-sur-Aube district, an energy-efficient fully automatic loading station ensures economical processes. For loading gravel, the wagons are constantly pulled through the filling station by an electrically operated KR 100 shunting robot.
Tip and go: Loading by the cargo specialist Innofreight with shunting technology from Vollert
Innofreight Solutions GmbH from Austria has developed an innovative unloading station for the paper and packaging specialist, Mondi. As with voestalpine in Donawitz and at the Chvaletice power plant, Vollert's robust and energy-efficient shunting technology ensures reliable processes.
Experience says otherwise - and yet, here is the fact: The 1,000-meter-long special ropes used in the two shunting systems with standard gauge pusher trucks from Vollert at the Russian refinery Slavneft-Yanos have done their job for 13 years - in spite of almost non-stop use and extreme temperature differences.
With the newly developed VLEX road-rail robot, Vollert offers the finest solution for light shunting operation up to 300 tons: Extremely compact and flexible, battery-driven and exhaust-free, the small VLEX is suitable to change tracks fast in a very confined space.