Turning new ideas into commercially successful products quickly: Innovations are the driving force of our time. Together with the associated internal-innovation management, innovations in railway construction are important components for guaranteeing our future viability here at SPITZKE. Our field of work is so specialized that there aren’t solutions for many challenges in the market. This is where our creativity, knowledge and the many great minds in our company group come into play. We develop in-house solutions which often later set a precedent for the entire industry.
Together with our subsidiary, WSO WARNSYSTEME UND SICHERUNGSTECHNISCHE ORGANISATION FAHRWEG GmbH, we also continue to think beyond established security concepts, so we are able to offer the optimal security solution based on individual circumstances of a construction project at any time. This promotes cost-efficiency, effectiveness and the reduction of signal noise emissions.
SPITZKE SE’s RM 900 S cleaning machine has been equipped with an innovative dust extraction system for cleaning the ballast beds in the 15 tunnels of the 4080 high-speed line. In mid-March of 2020, this new development passed a corresponding test run with flying colors in the presence of experts from the Federal Railway Authority and BG Bau. Thanks to the innovation from SPITZKE and CFT, the dust extraction required for construction projects in tunnels was implemented for the first time inside the machine. It can therefore also be used for single-track tunnel construction sites in the future. Learn more by clicking on the picture.
The new safety procedure FATWS from WSO WARNSYSTEME UND SICHERUNGSTECHNISCHE ORGANISATION FAHRWEG GmbH, is a combination of fixed barriers (FA) and an automatic track warning system (ATWS). We developed the innovative system in collaboration with Zöllner Signal GmbH. FATWS significantly reduces noise pollution in comparison with conventional ATWS. In these conventional systems, signaling devices are set up over the entire construction route. In contrast, the radio-supported, mobile-signal systems of the FATWS method are attached directly on the track laying machine using magnetic brackets. This then limits signaling to the track area. We developed FATWS in consultation with the German Federal Railway Authority, accident insurance agencies and DB Netz AG.
Fixed barriers are a tried and tested safety technology which are highly effective for the permanent spatial separation between work areas and dangerous areas, for example between working tracks and service tracks. We are consistently further developing the established system so we can always provide the optimal solution for the safety of construction measures.