- Conventional lines
- Heavy haul
- High speed
- Field of application
- Working mode
- Continuous action
- Ability to transport, store, load and unload up to 41 (MFS40) or 60 (MFS60) cubic yards of ballast, spoils, or other material in train formation to and from various work sites
- MFS can be used in combination with ballast cleaning machines or ballast distribution systems if the fouled ballast cannot be dumped directly at the work side
- Can work as single unit or coupled together to provide increase storage capacity
- Rotatable transfer conveyor enables to discharge material into flat cars on adjacent track or to the side
- The floor conveyor belt in the hopper allows a continuous loading and undloading of the hopper unit
The Plasser Conveyor and Hopper Cars MFS40 and MFS60 are designed to transport ballast, spoils, or other material in train formation to and from various work sites.
The advantage of the MFS is its ability to transport, store, load, and unload material as a single unit or with other like units. It can also be used in combination with the Plasser Ballast Distribution System BDS100/200, and various Ballast Undercutting/Cleaning Machines.
The unloading conveyor can also be rotated from side to side, allowing spoils or ballast to be discharged into cars on adjacent tracks.
MFS units are open-sided wagons in standard railway vehicle design with a floor conveyor belt in the hopper and a transfer conveyor belt at the front end of the unit.
The floor conveyor belt enables continuous filling of the hopper or passing on the material. The transfer conveyor belt discharges the loose material into the next hopper or to the side at a suitable location. The belt can be slewed 45° to the left or to the right hand side, tilt warning and tilt protection prevents the vehicle from tipping during discharging. A protected workplace with control and monitoring instruments for the conveyor belts is standard design. The MFS units can be put together in any given number to form a material train. MFS units with rigid transfer conveyor belt are used in formation as part of the conveyor line and/or as hoppers. Unloading is performed by an MFS unit in the formation with slewing conveyor belt.
The hoppers are suitable for all kinds of loose material. All conveyor belts are powered hydraulically. A diesel engine supplies the power.
- Loading, conveying, storing and unloading processes automated for the most part
- Easy adaptation to the prevailing worksite and operating conditions
- No detriment to the working output of the ballast cleaning machine
- Simple operation with minimum number of staff
- Independent power supply
- Positioning solely in the track under construction
- Resulting savings in the worksite management
The MFS material conveyor and hopper units from Plasser fulfill exactly these requirements ideally. They are conveyor lines, hoppers and self-discharging units in one.
The flexible basic concept of these machines enables a constructional adaptation to the most varied operating conditions, both for spoil loading and for the supply of new material.
|Max Weight (loaded)||240 000||lb|
|Truck Distance||41' 9"|
|Travel Speed (towed)||50||mph|
|Max Weight (loaded)||286 000||lb|
|Truck Distance||48' 9"|
|Travel Speed (towed)||50||mph|
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