Mobile and static sand filling systems
Schenck Process supplies sand handling and pumping systems across the rail and tram industries.
Schenck Process has developed both fixed and mobile sand handling systems in response to the commonly recognized problems associated with sand box filling within the rail and tram industry including manual handling bags of sand and material spillage.
The re-filling of sand boxes or hoppers on trains and trams is an important factor to ensure the correct operation of the vehicle’s braking system and to assist with traction when there are slippy track conditions.
In many train and tram depots the sand is refilled manually which can take a significant amount of time. An ideal solution is the installation of a Schenck Process MULTIRAIL® SandPiper static or mobile sand filling station that pneumatically pumps sand from a hopper location into the sand box on the train or tram.
The MULTIRAIL® SandPiper mobile sanding unit is designed to provide a mobile, flexible, non spill, dust free system and is simple to operate, reducing manual handling and material spillage. The MULTIRAIL® SandPiper mobile sanding units come in two variations. There is a motorized driver “sit-on” type unit and the motorized pedestrian type where the operator walks in front of the vehicle steering the unit. Both units are powered by an electric motor and battery pack which are supplied as part of the vehicle and are an element of the standard features package.