SMT Scharf AG wins key order for rack-and-pinion railways(PresseBox) (Hamm, )
The customer gave SMT Scharf the order for the delivery of two train formations, rails and additional equipment with a value of more than € 2 million. The railways are to transport heavy shield support units on inclines of up to 30 degrees. This customer has already been successfully using SMT Scharf's monorail railways for several years.
Parts of the order are expected to be shipped this year. SMT Scharf's rack-and-pinion railways are tailored to transport heavy loads under particularly difficult mining conditions and are characterized by their versatility: They can be used both as a rail-bound rack-and-pinion railway as well as a climbing aid for normal mine railways. In addition, they can easily be converted into monorail hanging railways.
"We are very pleased that our rack-and-pinion railway, that we first presented to the specialist public last November, has convinced our customers in a very short time," commented Dr. Friedrich Trautwein, SMT Scharf AG's CEO. "This order and the ongoing negotiations with other customers reinforce our opinion that this product offers key potential for us."