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Ve’rtex

Innovative vertical railroad switch

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The need

Today we spend about 60 million kW hours/year to warm up the railroad switches in Sweden. With our solution we have managed to decrease that figure down to 5 million kW hours/year.

The solution

The new device has a vertical movable switch blade, which minimizes snow and ice jams between the switch blade and the rail. The technology allows for more robustness and reliability to the existing infrastructure compared with traditional technology and its design also reduces both cost of maintenance and energy consumption.