The stationary train or wagon story installations, also known as winches , are specially designed for moving wagons at loading and unloading facilities. They are often used for bulk loading in wagons, for example in petrochemicals or in dry bulk. The story installations are designed using the most modern technology and with due observance of the applicable EC / UIC laws and regulations. In addition, specific wishes or requirements can be anticipated, for example interlocks or use in an Atex zoned environment.

Only one push of a button is needed to start or stop the train. The wagons can be recovered in both directions and with great accuracy. The Bemo Rail shunting system is characterized by the ease and the simple operation with which this is done. The installation can be operated remotely (radiographically), for example from loading. Its control can be fully integrated in the loading or unloading process.

Drive station
The shunting winch is driven by a drive station, consisting of a gearbox with electric motor and brake. In addition to this version with traction sheave, the version with double drum also exists.

The running of the circumferential steel traction cable is guided via tipping disks and two resilient clamping devices. These clamping stations protect the drive station against impact loads and ensure the (pre) tensioning of the cable, the reception of the alternating cable voltages and the inclusion of the permanent cable rack.
All different parts are covered by sheet caps. The electrical installation is housed in a lockable control cabinet, suitable for indoor or outdoor installation. The shunting path is protected by limit switches.


Coupling systems

Coupling systems are systems that link the wagon story installations to the wagon. The following methods exist for this:

Side Change System

Side chain system 

Up to 500 tons of train weight.

The simplest link is the carrier chain. When a large shunting accuracy is less important, a pick-up device can be chosen in the form of a coupling chain included in the steel cable, which runs along the track along rollers. The chain system is easy to connect manually to the towbar of the wagon and is also the most economical coupling system.

With this system the carrier chain can pass the wagons and points and the wagons can also pass the system.

Lateral Transport Vehical

Lateral transport vehicle

Up to a train weight of 500 tons.

If you want greater accuracy when placing the wagons, or if the cable must be included in a pavement, the lateral transport vehicle is recommended. This car runs on a profile guide next to the track. With the adjustable coupling rod, the story system is simply manually linked to the wagon. The guide can be included in so-called street tracks. With this system, the vehicle can pass the wagons and points and the wagons can also pass through the system.

Pick up Truck on Auxiliary track:Radsatzwagen

Tow truck on auxiliary track: Radsatzwagen Up to a train weight of 500 tons and in a special version up to 1,000 tons.

A third option concerns the so-called Radsatzwagen system. In this case the transport vehicle drives on an auxiliary track which is located between the track. It pushes with (double) push rollers against the wheels of the wagons. A big advantage of this system is that it can be switched on and off automatically. Also with this system the vehicle can pass the wagons and the wagons can also pass the system. However, this truck can not pass any points.

Buffery Trolly

Buffer trolley

Up to a train weight of approx. 4,000 tons.

In this system, a buffer car is coupled to the central towing hook of the wagon. With this application the buffer car can be automatically connected and disconnected. The buffer car travels on the same track as the wagons and is often used for head tracks. With this system, the buffer car can not pass wagons, but the switches. This system can also be equipped with a so-called Side Exit Mechanism (ZUM) . The buffer car is then driven physically out of the track via the ZUM, which also creates a ‘through track’ here. The wagons can pass the system.

The wagons can be carried out for any track gauge. All protections and signaling contribute to a safe and user-friendly installation. From the installation, signals regarding maintenance and operation can be generated, which can possibly be included in the maintenance and operational diagnostic system.

Wagon story installations are very low-maintenance, energy and cost-saving, efficient and safe.