Signalling

Vortok On-Sleeper Beam

The Vortok On-sleeper Beam is a non-intrusive balise transponder mounting system.

The On-Sleeper Beam comprises a glass-reinforced plastic beam with stainless steel yokes that use the existing rail fastenings to hold the beam in track, eliminating the need to drill sleepers or dig out ballast for the steel banding. Its design enables rapid installation, re-positioning or removal, with installation typically taking less than five minutes per balise, thus reducing the manpower requirement.

 

Technical Features

  • The sleeper compatible design can be installed onto most combinations of track formations, sleeper types and existing rail fastenings. This removes the need to drill into concrete sleepers
  • The strong yet lightweight glass-reinforced plastic beam with stainless steel yokes, makes the Vortok On-Sleeper Beam robust and easy to carry
  • Completely insulated and vibration resistant to EN50125-3, the On-Sleeper Beam is suitable for the highest speed lines
  • The On-Sleeper Beam uses the existing rail fastenings to hold the beam in track, removing the need to drill into concrete sleepers, or dig out ballast for the steel band fixing

Advantages

  • As there is no need for digging/removing ballast or re-tamping, maintenance can be carried out in cold weather
  • Non-conductive design ensures no interference with existing signalling systems
  • The simple, non-intrusive installation of the Vortok On-Sleeper Beam enables rapid installation, repositioning or removal of ERTMS/ETCS and CBTC/PTC transponders. With installation typically taking less than five minutes per Balise, the manpower requirement is reduced
  • Highly resistant to climatic changes and chemicals giving it extended life in track

Key Facts

Environmental Guidelines
Temperature -40 to 58°C
Humidity 90-100% Rh @ 55°C
Vibration and Shock EN50125-3 – On Rail Levels
Fire Retardancy UL94-V0
Electrical Isolation BS EN 13146-5:2012
Chemical and Biological Environment Suitable for adverse railway conditions
  • UK Network Rail - PA05/05714
  • Germany EBA
  • Switzerland BAV
  • Finland RHK

Product Variations

  • e-Clip Mounting Beam
    e-Clip Mounting Beam

  • Fastclip Mounting Beam
    Fastclip Mounting Beam

  • SKL Mounting Beam On Slabtrack
    SKL Mounting Beam On Slabtrack

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Vortok On-Sleeper Beam

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