Pandrol QTrack® is an embedded, ballastless track system that provides vertical and lateral support to the rail.
It reduces vibration transmission from the rolling stock to the surrounding structures, granting control of the electrical flow out of the rails (stray currents).
Pandrol QTrack® is the quickest, easiest to install embedded rail system on the market. This ease of installation saves time and manpower costs.
Vibration isolation and stray current protection are provided within the same system.
Even distribution of loads lowers vibration emissions and increases the track quality.
The homogeneous stiffness of the track controls rail corrugation and results in less grinding activity. This reduces maintenance and increases track longevity. Pandrol QTrack® has one of the lowest lifecycle costs of systems on the market.
The ability to adjust stiffness levels to achieve specific attenuation levels makes Pandrol QTrack® a flexible, versatile option.
Pandrol QTrack® can be tuned to attain different stiffness levels in order to meet the required vibration limits.
To protect against the effect of stray currents, an optional, ad-hoc electrical insulation film is possible, known as QT ELEC. QT ELEC is available in three different levels of isolation: ELEC-L, ELEC-H and ELEC-M.
Pandrol QTrack® utilises a top-down installation method and can be installed at a rate of up to 144 linear meters of single track per team and per day.
The system is fully developed to provide full encapsulation of switches and crossings. Tailor-made pieces along with a customised layout drawing are delivered for encapsulation of the turnouts on site.
QTrack® system can also be designed and integrated in pre-fabricated concrete beams or slabs for a quick installation in projects that require a minimum traffic disruption.
Rubber QT encapsulations are made of more than 90% of recycled materials and are 100% recyclable, contributing to the circular economy and help improving environmental conditions.