|Title of Invention||
A MACHINE FOR PERFORMING A TRACK POSITION CORRECTION
|Abstract||The invention relates to a machine (1) for carrying out a track gauge correction, comprising a multi-component machine chassis (6), provided with a stabiliser unit (11) and a satellite chassis (13), adjustable relative to the machine chassis (6) by means of a drive (31) and comprising a packing unit (9) and a track lifting unit (12). A second packing unit (9) is arranged between the satellite chassis (13) and the stabiliser unit (11) which may be displaced relative to the machine chassis (6) by means of a drive (27).|
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THE PATENT ACT 1970 (39 of 1970)
The Patents Rules, 2003 COMPLETE SPECIFICATION
(See Section 10, and rule 13)
1. TITLE OF INVENTION
A MACHINE FOR PERFORMING A TRACK POSITION CORRECTION
2. APPLICNT (S)
a) Name : FRANZ PLASSER BAHNBAUMASCHINEN
b) Nationality : AUSTRIAN Company
c) Address : PATENTABTEILUNG,
3. PREAMBLE TO THE DESCRIPTION
The following specification particularly describes the invention and the manner in which it is to be performed : -
The invention relates to a machine for performing a track position correction, consisting of a multipart machine frame with which are associated a satellite frame, adjustable relative to the machine frame by means of a drive and comprising a tamping unit and a track lifting unit, and a stabilizing unit.
A machine of this type, known from GB 2 146 374, moves forward continuously during working operations while the satellite frame, together with the tamping unit, is moved discontinuously from tamping site to tamping site. Subsequent to tamping, the track is lowered in a controlled way by means of the stabilizing units.
It is the object of the present invention to provide a machine of the specified kind by which a track with irregular spacing of the sleepers can be tamped better.
According to the invention, this object is achieved with a machine of the type mentioned at the beginning by the features cited in the characterizing clause of claim 1.
Due to this configuration, it is possible in the course of continuous forward travel of the machine to carry out a first tamping operation in combination with a track position correction and, subsequent thereto, a further tamping operation during which the track position remains unchanged. Immediately thereafter, the tamped track is lowered at once in a controlled manner by means of the stabilizing units and thus is brought into a permanent position.
Additional advantages and features of the invention become apparent from the further claims and the drawing.
The invention will be described in more detail below with reference to embodiments represented in the drawing in which
Figs. 1 and 2 show a side view of a front part and a rear part, respectively, of a machine for track position correction,
Figs. 3,4 and 5 each show a detail view of a subframe.
A machine 1, visible in Figs. 1 and 2, for the correction of a position of a track 2 comprises a machine frame 6, composed of three frame parts 3,4,5, and ontrack undercarriages 7. The front frame part 3 - with respect to a working direction 8 - and the central frame part 4 each have a tamping unit 9 for tamping sleepers 10. Stabilizing units 11 are associated with the rear frame part 5.
The first tamping unit 9 positioned on the front frame part 3 is arranged, together with a preceding track lifting unit 12, on a satellite frame 13. The latter has a front end mounted on the frame part 3 for longitudinal displacement by means of a drive 31, while a rear end is supported on an individual on-track undercarriage 7. Situated above the same is a first work cabin 14 which is connected to the front frame part 3 and has a control device 15. A reference system 17 comprising measuring axles 16 is provided for the track position correction.
The central frame part 4 is connected via a front end 18 to the front frame part 3 by means of an articulated connection 19. A second work cabin 20 having a control device 21 is provided between said articulated connection 19 and the second tamping unit 9. A rear end 22 of the central frame part 4 is supported on an on-track undercarriage 7.
As visible in Figs. 3, 4 and 5, two tamping units 9, each associated with a rail 23, are mounted for vertical adjustment by means of drives 25 on a common subframe 24. The subframe 24 has a rear end 26 displaceably mounted on the central frame part 4 and is displaceable relative to the latter in the longitudinal direction of the machine by means of a drive 27. A front end 28 of the subframe 24 - positioned between two support frames 35 extending in the longitudinal direction of the machine - has two support rollers 29 designed to roll on guide rails 30.
The subframe 24 includes two drives 33, each comprising a pressure roller 32. The drives 33 push the pressure rollers 32 against an underside 34 of the frame part 4.
In working operations for track position correction, the machine 1 is advanced continuously in the working direction 8. Only the satellite frame 13 and the subframe 24 are advanced cyclically with corresponding actuation of the drives 31, 27 and stopped locally for tamping. During this, only every other sleeper is tamped by means of the first tamping unit 9 on the front frame part 3, while simultaneously the track 2 is brought into its correct position by cooperation of the reference system 17 and the track lifting unit 12. This first partial tamping is controlled by a first operator situated in the work cabin 14.
Every second sleeper, not yet tamped, is tamped by means of the second tamping unit 9 on the central frame part 4. This is controlled by a second operator situated in the work cabin 20. This tamping operation is carried out while the already corrected track position is retained unchanged. In this, it is of particular advantage if the distance between the two on-track undercarriages 7 adjoining the rear tamping unit 9 is as small as possible. These on-track undercarriages 7 apply pressure upon the already corrected track 2 and thus prevent the same from lifting up as a result of tamping. Additionally, a transverse displacement of the tamping units in track curves becomes unnecessary.
The track 2, completely tamped following the second tamping unit 9, is lowered at once in a controlled way by means of the immediately subsequent operation of the stabilizing units 11, and thus is stabilized.
1. A machine for performing a track position correction, consisting of a multipart machine frame (6) with which are associated a satellite frame (13), adjustable relative to the machine frame (6) by means of a drive (31) and comprising a tamping unit (9) and a track lifting unit (12), and a stabilizing unit (11), characterized in that a second tamping unit (9) -displaceable relative to the machine frame (6) by means of a drive (27) - is arranged between the satellite frame (13) and the stabilizing unit (11).
2. A machine according to claim 1, characterized in that the first tamping unit (9) is associated with a first frame part (3), the second tamping unit (9) is associated with a second frame part (4) following the former, and the stabilizing unit (11) is associated with a third frame part (5).
3. A machine according to one of claims 1 or 2, characterized in that a subframe (24) connected to the second tamping unit (9) is arranged centrally between two support frames (35) of the central frame part (4), the support frames (35) extending parallel to one another and in the longitudinal direction of the machine, wherein the subframe (24) has a front end (28) mobile by means of support rollers (29) on the two support frames (35), and a rear end (26) mounted for displacement relative to the support frame (35).
4. A machine according to claim 3, characterized in that a drive (33) connected to the subframe (24) is equipped with a pressure roller (32) for application to an underside (34), spaced from the support roller (29) in a vertical direction, of the frame part (4).
Dated this 20th day of February, 2007
|Indian Patent Application Number||270/MUMNP/2007|
|PG Journal Number||17/2010|
|Date of Filing||21-Feb-2007|
|Name of Patentee||FRANZ PLASSER BAHNBAUMASCHINEN-INDUSTRIEGESELLSCHAFT MBH|
|Applicant Address||PATENTABTEILUNG, JOHANNESGASSE 3, A-1010 WIEN,|
|PCT International Classification Number||E01B27/17|
|PCT International Application Number||PCT/EP2005/009634|
|PCT International Filing date||2005-09-08|