Eisenbahntechnische Rundschau | Issue Int. Edition 2/2018

Smart Tamping – Fields of Application of the Turnout Tamping Assistance System

September 2018 | David Buchbauer, Florian Auer, Martin Bürger, Georg Jodlbauer, Andreas Theiß, Gerald Zauner

In modern track maintenance, the conventional distinction between track inspection vehicles and track construction and maintenance machines has increasingly been blurred. To optimise processes, track construction and maintenance machines are fitted with the latest sensor technology, turning them into “smart machines”. Inertial track measuring systems, used up to now only on track inspection vehicles, have increasingly been installed on tamping machines. This makes it possible to use tamping machines for separate track measuring runs to calculate the required track geometry correction values....