The Flexis System can machine an entire turnout including the frog and the point blades, which larger machines cannot access. There is no need to disassemble rail switching equipment or any other trackside fittings, so railway traffic operations can resume immediately after the machining work has been completed.
The Smart Switch Maintenance System
Vossloh developed the Flexis System in order to meet the special requirements involved with switch maintenance. The machines reprofile the entire turnout and are highly flexible. They are compatible with all international track gauges (light rail and standard gauge) and can be on-railed and off-railed very quickly. Flexis can fulfill the all the maintenance requirements of a turnout: everything from the initial removal of mill-scale to preventive grinding and the removal of defects such as skid spots, head checks and corrugations. This increases the rail’s service life considerably, while at the same time reducing its failure susceptibility and noise emissions.