Large turnout parts, especially in the rear of the turnout, can reach such a width that it is not possible to load and transport them on standard vehicles when assembled. In order to allow a pre-assembly in the turnout factory and transport to the installation site in spite of this width, the sleepers are divided and then reconnected at the installation site with the aid of elastic couplings. In ballasted track turnouts vibration dampers are used as elastic couplings. The elastic properties of the coupling elements also ensure favorable ballast pressure and avoid an onesided loading of the long sleepers.
- Connection of the divided long sleepers by the vibration dampers SWT
- Tolerances after assembling: max. 5 mm height offset, max. 10 mm lateral offset
- Use only in ballasted tracks