You are on page 1of 11 Did the ever increasing requirements for speed, volume of passenger and freight traffic, punctuality and safety boost research? Or did technical and IT development make it possible to increase the level of these requirements? Actually, does it really matter ? The only thing that counts is the result of the interaction between these elements: high-speed railway networks safely carrying more and more passengers and goods. precision pioneer 1945... Mr. Sfezzo ... a major turning point in the history of MATISA has always been responsive to the needs railways... the creation of MATISA and the of its customers. The Technical Office works closely appearance of automated track maintenance. Ever with Production for the implementation of solutions since it was established on 15 May 1945, MATISA has developed to meet new specific needs which are at been a major player in the railway world. Its founder, the forefront of the development of railways. Ever Mr Constantin Sfezzo, was a passionate man and a faster transit speeds and growing requirements in true entrepreneur. He was able to communicate his terms of punctuality and safety coincide with our passion and inspire his team of trailblazers. His spirit still drives his successors. will to deliver the most efficient solution for the know-how Close cooperation between the Technical Office and Production. construction and maintenance of railways all over MATISA created the machines at the source of the the world. mechanization of railway maintenance. The first tamping machine, «the standard», was developed in 1945. Even though MATISA now boasts a long experience, innovation it has retained its pioneering spirit, and its passion for innovation and research. 2 3 MATISA Matériel Industriel S.A. Today we are all aware of the need to preserve our environment. Ecology has become a major player in the global economy. Railways contribute to environmental protection, since they represent an efficient means of transport for people and freight, MATISA aims to provide its customers high tech in line with the concept of sustainable development. products that are always at the cutting edge of MATISA research. To do that MATISA relies on a team of helps protect the planet through the reliability, effectiveness, economic skilled employees. The search for the ideal solution efficiency and the durability of the gives rise to a passionate exchange of ideas among track all stakeholders whose objective is the satisfaction of construction and maintenance machines it supplies to the networks and our customers. the contractors. The complexity of the machines designed and manufactured by MATISA leads to the presence of a great number of skills in all the stages of the design, production, administration and throughout the life of the machine. In total, more than 40 professions are represented, ranging from cook to software development engineer, not forgetting highly skilled manual expertise such as, for instance metal workers and welders. In addition to the diversity of professions, we have MATISA offers a complete range of machines and a multicultural staff composed of 23 nationalities services. The quality, reliability and performance working in harmony and mutual respect. of our tampers, ballast regulators, ballast cleaners, Furthermore, technological track laying and renewal machines, as well as developments and innovation needs, everyone is the accuracy of our track measuring vehicles are encouraged to train throughout their professional recognised worldwide. The intrinsic quality of our career. education machines is complemented by the high level of among its employees through programmes set up by service provided by MATISA Customer Service which the central organisations of the sector, as well as in- supports those machines right from the design stage house training courses. and throughout their working life. due MATISA to constant promotes continuing MATISA is also a corporate trainer of apprentices. reliability flexibility Each year half a dozen young people start an apprenticeship in one or another of the professions represented in the company. They are supervised by a manager who monitors their whole training. 4 5 MATISA Matériel Industriel S.A. Network of subsidiaries and agents Gauge checks and controls MATISA relies on a network of 7 subsidiaries and This openness is an asset, since, as a result of numerous agents who represent us internationally. globalisation All deep markets, more and more railway contractors are knowledge of the markets in which they are active. active in several European countries and are keen to The subsidiaries communicate with both the head take advantage of this network of expertise. our subsidiaries have in common a and the increasing complexity of office and each other. Workshop for the overhaul/ repair/upgrade of machines Approval Sales and Customer Service organisation Accredited test centre Stock of spare parts Technicians with the ability to troubleshoot/repair Approval is an essential component in the marketing process of the machines. Even though there is a European regulation, each Member State adds its own requirements to it. Based in Crissier, the testing laboratory is an independent organisation responsible for carrying railway and approval tests in accordance with the directives and country-specific requirements. Accredited to the EN 17025 standard, the testing TT Testing of the braking system TT Wheel-by-wheel weighing TT Measurement of bogie rotational resistance TT Noise level and frequency measurement Technical and operational support of TT Measurement of noise emissions TT Gauge checks and controls TT Verification and measurement of electric MATISA ITALY MATISA SPAIN MATISA FRANCE MATISA UNITED KINGDOM MATISA JAPAN MATISA GERMANY conductibility (machines and axles) centre takes care of the tests, trials and analyses listed below: TT Safety Technical and engineering department alarms against derailment for railway vehicles running on twisted track TT Testing of running behaviour according to EN 14363 (UIC 518) MATISA BRAZIL Measurement of bogie rotational resistance 6 7 MATISA Matériel Industriel S.A. General overhaul of an old B 20 Technical support to maintain the machine in good condition, which implies the availability of spare parts. Retrofitting to maintain the technological level of the machine throughout its service life by incorporating technological developments into it. MATISA Customer Service Further training and refresher MATISA Customer Service, three words to describe Maintenance is a broad concept. For improved Documentation whose aim is to always have an entire sector of activity! This service provides the comprehension, MATISA focused on setting up the the right level of information available on the link between MATISA and its customers for anything following services: machine. courses to always improve the level of knowledge of all the people working on the machine. concerning the activities related to the operation of the machines throughout their lives. It is the junction The service contract which is offered to customers of commissioning, spare parts, retrofitting operations, to meet their needs for machine availability and documentation, training and skills networking that reliability at a competitive and controlled cost. are coordinated between the head office in Crissier and the subsidiaries. In each of these activities the idea of service is key. Whether a machine will be effective and sustainable The general overhaul and upgrade of a machine is primarily determined by a good design and good to meet the applicable standards. manufacturing; yet, the best product is nothing without proper maintenance. By applying these principles, MATISA will ensure that all your machines, even the old ones, will remain efficient and competitive. 8 9 MATISA Matériel Industriel S.A. Small tampers Plain line tampers The range of small tampers is available in three The range of plain line tampers is available in four B 20-75 B 20-95 B 38 types of machines, each designed for very specific applications. These machines are equipped with two tamping units and one levelling and lining clamp. B 45 A8 B 50 A8 B 45 D B 50 D types of machines on bogies. Two of them are equipped with a self-propelled tamping shuttle which allows continuous action. These machines are equipped with two plain line tamping units and one double roller levelling and lining clamp. The B 20-75 is a simple and compact tamper, on axles, available The B 45 A8 in two plain line designs with 8 or 16 tamping tools is a compact plain line tamper with 16 tamping tools. and two universal designs with 8 tamping tools. It is Well adapted for standard gauge networks, this particularly suitable for narrow gauge networks, for machine is particularly suitable for narrow gauge very restrictive clearance gauge or for limited axle networks, for very restrictive clearance gauge or for load. limited axle load. B 50 A8 B 20-75 The B 20-95 The B 45 D The B 50 A8 is available in the same is a compact plain line, double head tamper with is a compact, continuous action plain line, single 32 tamping tools. It achieves high performance by head, tamper with 16 tamping tools. tamping two sleepers simultaneously. This machine This machine has been specifically designed for profiling ploughs as well is particularly suitable to work on main and high narrow gauges and especially for the demanding as a trailer equipped speed lines, as well as for high-output track renewal Japanese market, while being suitable for narrow with a brush and a worksites. gauge networks over the world. designs as the B 20-75. B 20-95 It can also be fitted with hopper. This equipment makes it a multipurpose machine The B 50 D that is fully suitable for specific interventions. is a plain action, line, double continuous head tamper with 32 tamping tools. The self- The B 38 propelled is an ultra-compact tamper on two bogies, available the simultaneous tamping of two in two universal designs. This machine has been sleepers ensure very high output. specifically designed for narrow gauge networks, This machine is widely used in for small track radius curves or for very deep track construction which involves gradients. tamping shuttle and significant track lifting and for the maintenance of high-speed lines. B 50 D B 38 10 11 MATISA Matériel Industriel S.A. Universal tampers Track renewal trains The range of universal tampers is available in four The range of MATISA track renewal trains builds B 41 UE B 45 UE B 66 U B 66 UC types of single head machines, on bogies, with a total of 16 tamping tools. These machines are equipped with four independent tamping units and one levelling and lining clamp with hooks and rollers. The B 45 UE commissioning of each new train were used to sharpen the operational concept, always in close cooperation with customers, in order to consider the evolution of requirements. Due to their very design, MATISA track renewal trains is a compact tamping machine suitable for handling ensure that the track geometry is automatically The P 190 reproduced are is a compact track renewal train with a platform movements capacity of 20 sleepers. Its rapid implementation and guaranteeing very high reliability and output. In high output make it the ideal solution for small to addition, the dynamic plough prepares the ballast bed medium length renewal sites (3 to 7 wagons carrying without creating any noise or dust. sleepers). It is available for all track gauges (1,000 characterised the heaviest switches and plain line. Equipped with tamping tools offering a lateral outer limit of 1,800 mm from the track axis, this machine is also suitable for narrow P 190 P 95 P 95 T on 40 years of experience. The development and B 45 UE identically. by The simple working and fast tools to 1,678 mm). gauge networks or limited axle load. The B 41 UE is equipped with the same tools as the B 45 UE. Moreover, this machine has a working cabin located in the middle of the machine for an increased visibility on the tools. This tamper is truly gaining popularity all over the United Kingdom in “reduced gauge” configuration. B 41 UE P 190 P 95 T The B 66 U The B 66 UC The P 95 The P 95 T is a high-output tamping machine with a tamping is a high-output tamping machine fitted with a is a high output track renewal train with a platform benefits from the presence of an excavation chain, of tool lateral outer limit of 2,800 mm from the track tamping shuttle enabling high output in plain line. capacity of 30 sleepers. It is equipped with 12 rail the ballast cleaner type, placed before the dynamic axis. It is particularly well suited for handling the This machine also has a tamping tool lateral outer clamps which ensure that the rails will be perfectly plough. This system makes it possible to keep or high speed line’s heavy switches. limit of 2,800 mm from the track axis. It is particularly guided along the machine until they are positioned. even lower the level of the new track, according to well suited for handling plain line and high speed The traction force developed by the 8 driven axles the difference in height between the old and new line’s heavy switches. allows the P 95 to complete long renewal worksites track equipment, in narrow places where the dynamic without any additional sleeper wagons. plough is unable to remove the ballast laterally (e.g. station platforms, tunnels, or bridges). The excavated ballast can be used for the reballasting of newly laid sleepers, or removed. P 95 B 66 UC 12 13 MATISA Matériel Industriel S.A. Track construction trains Gantry cranes The track construction or track laying trains are The GP 89 TCM 60 TCM 80 TCM 60 R derived from MATISA’s track renewal trains and are fitted with well designed and tried tools. In the front, the track construction machines (TCM) are pulled by a motorised caterpillar which is sufficiently broad to meet the allowed contact pressure on the platform, the renewal of specific sections of existing track. It moves on auxiliary rails laid down on the platform on either side of the track axis. The GP 89 can lay either pre-assembled track panels, or sleeper beds. In the whether or not ballasted. case of renewal work, it can remove old track panels A worksite involving a TCM follows two steps: first to replace them with panels of new track. Typically, the rails are laid on the ballast bed, then the TCM lays the sleepers and positions the rails on the sleepers. GP 89 is used for the construction of new tracks as well as the auxiliary rails that it uses to travel are the new The TCM 60 rails which will eventually be laid on the track under is a compact construction train. It is fed by a gantry construction. with a capacity of 20 sleepers and its laying rate reaches 16 sleepers/minute. It has sufficient traction force to pull a rake of sleeper transport wagon about 300 m long. The TCM 80 is the stronger and more powerful version of the MATISA construction train. The TCM 80, combined with a WCA with 4 driven axles, can pull a 500 m long rake of rail and sleeper transport wagons. Its platform can receive the load from a 30 sleeper gantry. GP 89 TCM 60 is specifically designed for renewal worksites The front trailer makes it possible to release the where the old track is completely removed by TCM 60 R at the end of the worksite through the The P 20 TR and P 30 TR conventional means, for example, when the track is front, on to the existing track. travel on the runway of the track renewal or laying extremely worn, the old sleepers too fragile, or if the If equipped with a dynamic plough, the TCM 60 R can trains as well as on the sleeper transport wagons. The regulate the ballast bed before laying gantries are used to manage sleeper logistics. They infrastructure needs to be renewed locally. P 20 TR P 30 TR Gantries The TCM 60 R supply the train with new sleepers and remove the the new sleepers. old sleepers. The 4 bogies with 2 hydraulically driven and braked wheels provide good acceleration and a good braking which increases protection against the risk of derailment. The P 20 TR has a lifting capacity of 8 tons (approx. P 20 TR 20 sleepers), while the P 30 TR can lift 10 tons (approx. 30 sleepers). P 30 TR TCM 60 R 14 15 MATISA Matériel Industriel S.A. For all reballasting work Ballast cleaners The MATISA group has produced many models of R 20 R 21 R 24 The range of MATISA ballast regulators is available in three machine types that meets the various needs of railways networks and contractors. All machine are composed of two bidirectional 1946. The experience thus gained is now serving MATISA customers through the following models: The C 75 is the flagship model of high-output ballast cleaners, which uses state-of-the-art technologies combined with proven and reliable working methods. Ballast regulators on axles The C 47 is the most versatile model, particularly positions, e.g a transfert of ballast from one shoulder The R 20 as more one-off projects. to an other in one single pass. regulator central and lateral ploughs which allow work in both directions and offers a wide range of possible working suitable for narrow running and track gauges, as well is a compact and economic ballast which can be loaded on C 75 C 47 ballast cleaners, totalling more than 200 units since a trailer. Comfortable on the standard gauge networks, the R 20 is particularly suitable for narrow gauge C 47 networks and/or networks with limited axle load. Particularly popular outside Europe, the R 20 has The work units of MATISA ballast cleaners are demonstrated excellent reliability among its buyers. designed to deliver high outputs: Screen: Dredger: It ensures a high output as well as excellent Designed to excavate ballast under the track and screening quality thanks to its 3 tiers of channel it into the hopper, the dredger ensures interchangeable grids which allow it to adapt to is a high-output machine which can be minimum lift and great freedom in the working any ballast grade and granulation characteristics. used on both plain line and switches work sites. method. It is controlled in depth and in cant to Ballast distribution: reballasting is designed in a The latest generation of R 21 features a new driving monitor the geometry of the track under any scalable way to ensure optimisation depending system that allows a combination of low axle load conditions, including in the counter-cant. on special requirements. The R 21 R 20 with outstanding traction force. R 21 Horizontalisation of the frame: Measuring and guidance: The automatic system maintaining the machine in The C 75 is equipped with a very powerful CATT the horizontal position makes it possible to optimise type (Computer Aided Track Treatment) guidance the output of the work units at all times. computer making it possible to reduce the number of operators to a minimum of 2, one in the cabin and Ballast regulators on bogies the other on the track, beside the ballast excavating The R 24 is a high-output ballast regulator, especially Its modular concept allows the integration of designed for the construction and maintenance of various optional equipment and will meet your most high-speed lines. demanding needs. unit. Finally, a multitude of additional equipment can be used to adapt and optimise MATISA ballast cleaners. R 24 C 75 16 17 MATISA Matériel Industriel S.A. Track auscultation vehicles To date, MATISA has delivered worldwide more than 200 track auscultation and recording vehicles and/ or on-board systems of various types and for track inspection speeds of up to 250 km/h. The know-how and experience built up by MATISA is epitomised in particular in the current range of vehicles which is Transport wagons M 10 M 100 M 1000 WTM AVES The WTM switch transport wagons were engineered and developed with the aim of optimizing and controlling the maintenance costs of switches. The MATISA WTM and AVES vehicles are used in tandem with the “Just in Time” switches replacement programme run by the Swiss Federal Railways available in 3 families: (SBB / CFF) whose goal is to replace switches in a safe, fast and cost-efficient way. As part of this M 10 M 100 M 1000 for simple and effective track auscultation project, MATISA has so far delivered 25 units to the for comfortable track auscultation on a company EUROSWITCH AG, hence contributing to sturdy base the replacement of about 500 switches per year in for total track auscultation at high speed an optimized way. This successful and sustainable experience with the “Just in Time” project has allowed MATISA to expand its market into Germany and Austria. The WTM These various vehicles can be equipped with one is a switches transport wagon. Its design enables or more measuring systems to inspect as many the WTM to carry any type of switches, whether in parameters of the railway infrastructure. MATISA’s wood, concrete or metal, new or old. Depending on its expertise technologies configuration, the WTM can shift the loading platform addresses the measurement and analysis of the by 500 mm in its horizontal position to avoid various Each type of WTM can also be equipped with a following: obstacles such as poles, platforms or simply to avoid transfer trolley for turnouts featuring sleepers up to engaging the working gauge. 4,800 mm in length. in terms of measuring TT Track geometry TT Rail profilometry TT Internal flaws of rails Moreover, additional track auscultation needs are met within the network of quality partners that MATISA has created. In particular, MATISA can integrate: TT Auscultation of the infrastructure pertaining to the overhead line TT Video auscultation of the track equipment TT Auscultation of the clearance gauge and environment by LASER scanner TT Auscultation of expansion joints TT Auscultation of axle box accelerations TT Etc. The AVES the is a ballast transport wagon available in two The MATISA track auscultation vehicles are versatile configurations, one featuring two bogies which can and adapt to each customer’s own requirements. be motorized, and the other with a hydrostatic drive They are designed to meet European standards and system on caterpillars which can be oriented and current UIC recommendations, on the basis of quality lifted hydraulically. Each version can be equipped procedures certified to ISO 9001 standard. with an optional screen with an output of 200 m3/h. 18 19 MATISA Matériel Industriel S.A. MATISA Matériel Industriel S.A. Arc-en-Ciel 2 Case postale CH-1023 Crissier 1 Tél.: +41-21-631 21 11 Fax: +41-21-631 21 68 MATISA Maschinen GmbH Kronenstrasse 2 DE-78166 Donaueschingen Tel.: +49-771 15 80 63 Fax: +49-771 15 80 64 MATISA S.A.S. 9, rue de l’Industrie Z. I. Les Sablons FR-89100 Sens Tél.: +33-386 95 83 35 Fax: +33-386 95 36 94 MATISA Japan Co., Ltd. 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