A 4 tonne capacity rail lifting grip developed by ABZ is currently being tested in service in Germany, to assess its performance with rough handling and in a dirty working environment. The clamp automatically engages when lowered onto a rail to be lifted onto wagons during track renewal.

ABZ Handels, Germany

The SBG200 portable rail grinder powered by a Honda four-stroke engine has a simplified design to reduce the risk of it suffering damage from long-term use and abuse. Self-cleaning organic cleaning wheels prepare the rail surface for Cadweld welded electrical connections.

Erico, USA

Maccaferri has supplied Network Rail with 3000m2 of Steelgrid woven steel mesh to stabilise a schist rock face on the Inverness - Kyle of Lochalsh line. The double-twisted galvanised wire mesh is reinforced with high tensile steel cables with a nominal tensile strength of 1770N/mm2. The mesh can be supplied with transverse cables for applications requiring structural strength in two dimensions

Maccaferri Industrial Group, Italy

Following a five-month trial, New York MTA has bought a Sabre 4000 hand-held explosive trace detection system which will be used by MTA Police for non-intrusive random screening of passengers and their belongings. MTA’s Emergency Services Unit will use a HazMatID portable chemical identified to assess any suspicious substances which are found.

Smiths Detection, USA