What started as a very simple idea, to connect or separate two tracks at a switch with an actuator, has become a highly complex ‘turnout system’ – not just as a result of diverse requirements such as track type, track geometry or track width.
Construction and switch manufacturing must be adapted to the particular requirements of the rail network, for example in terms of safety and passenger comfort. This requires continued research into highly specialized technology, and testing of suitable materials. Ideally, the solutions should cover the entire ‘turnout system’. This means that the development work must include all related products.
Vossloh fulfills these requirements thanks to the continued development of innovative technology and the extensive cooperation of tried and tested drive, closure and monitoring products as well as reliable signaling systems with remote monitoring technology for preventative care.
As an in demand switch specialist for all railway lines, Vossloh has a leading position in all core markets worldwide. With our own local production sites, we don’t just manufacture in accordance with railway regulations including EN, AREMA, UIC, 1520 etc., but also, and above all we also manufacture in accordance with uniform quality standards, and integrate strong local partners into our process chains. This leads to an extensive, long-standing know-how about markets and their specific requirements. Vossloh products are in use in over 85 countries and all climate zones – from dry to very wet, from extremely cold (-50°C) to very hot (+70°C) regions.
Alongside the development of new turnout systems with intelligent control systems, we also help customers to modernize existing switch systems, thereby improving operation and achieving lower maintenance costs for the operator.