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Rail locking mechanism KAM-60-8

This spring-mechanical locking system is intended for locking and holding stationary railway wagons on inclined lines during operation with individual wagons, eg holding them during the replacing of the shunting device when filling or unloading the wagons.

Basic description

The locking system consists of two independent parts – segmental pusching blocks, which are controlled simultaneously from the central switchboard. Each segment pusching block is located separately on one side of the track and attached to the foundation sleepers..

The foundation sleepers are located between the railway sleepers and are attached to the track. Depending on the track gauge 1520 or 1435 mm, two lengths of foundation sleepers are then used.

Rail locking mechanism positions

Rail locking mechanism have 3 working positions:

Parking position

It is the position where the segmental pusching blocks of the locking mechanism are opened and inserted in the sheet metal cover, while allowing the free passage of railway wagons and locomotives and thus do not interfere with the passage profile of the track.

Parking position

Standby position

There is a position where the locking segments do not come into contact with the wheelset of the wagon, but the segments are located close to the wheelset and the mechanism is ready for the locking command. The standby position serves to react the locking mechanism faster and shorten the time before it moves to the locking position. This position allows the normal passage of railway wagons and the correction of the position of the captured wagon, but does not allow the passage of locomotives.

Standby position

Locking position

The position of the mechanism where the locking segments come into contact with the wheelsets of the caught wagon. The individual locking segments are supported on the wagon wheel, the compressed springs of the segments creating pressure.

Locking position