MFS train

MFS units are suitable for many types of loose material. The most frequent applications are for loading and transport of spoil and for the supply of new ballast.



The above example shows the basic mode of operation of an MFS train for loading and transporting spoil. Thanks to this user-technology a ballast cleaning machine or formation rehabilitation machine can continue working without interruption. And the adjacent track remains open for traffic!

On single-track lines this method is the only option to evacuate the material effectively.

The right number of MFS units

The exact number of MFS units required depends on several factors. Some of these can be calculated in advance.

  • What job is definitely planned?
    Formation rehabilitation, ballast bed cleaning, total excavation: The quantity of material generated will depend primarily on the construction work planned.
  • How long is the worksite?
  • Which decisive influencing parameters are known?
    Planned excavating depth of the excavating chain, possible percentage of reclaimed material on the basis of the analysis of soil samples, required excavating width ..
  • What output per shift is required?
    The implementation of the works planned and the technology to be deployed depends greatly on the track possessions available.
  • How large is the distance from the work site to the depot for loading and unloading?
    When material trains are not large enough, this can sometimes lead to delays due to loading and unloading at the ­construction gap. These also have to be taken into ­account. The way to counteract this is to raise the number of MFS units coupled to the machine!