Swingo 200+ Track cleaning machine

Schmidt Swingo 200+ Special machine for track cleaning

 

Efficient cleaning of railway tracks embedded in roads is important from both an economic and safety-related point of view. Sand, litter dropped by pedestrians and environmental pollution such as leaves or debris from vehicle tyres can damage the tracks and wheels of trams but also considerably impact upon the stopping distances of these vehicles, and if track grooves are ignored altogether, this can even result in derailment.

This special version of the Schmidt Compact Sweeper Swingo 200+ is a very comfortable work tool both in use and when being handled and can be used to clean tracks reliably in just one process.

The machine is very easy to maintain and the control elements are ergonomically designed, meaning that the driver can concentrate completely on the work in hand and the surroundings. With the Schmidt Swingo 200+ track hoover, it is possible to change more quickly from transport to work (and vice versa), as there is no need for an elaborate two-way system.

 

Our special sweeper is based on a tried and tested product concept – and drastically cuts purchase costs!

Our compact sweeper, which has been specially adapted for cleaning tracks, is essentially based on the product philosophy of the tried and tested Schmidt Swingo. Ninety per cent of the machine is the same as a normal sweeper like you would use in towns, cities and public areas. Only the sweeping and suction unit sets the Schmidt Swingo 200+ track hoover apart from normal sweepers. One key focus when making this further development was avoiding an expensive two-way system. The machine should be able to keep up with flowing traffic and start work on the tracks in a few minutes. Here, the Schmidt Swingo 200+ 's compact size and manoeuvrability are particularly important. Its 2 m³ debris hopper will easily last an 8 hour shift, and the machine can merge in and out of flowing traffic better and more safely than a big lorry.

A specially developed suction nozzle is used for each rail. These suction nozzles are guided by a wearing runner at the front and a rail tracking roller at the back.

The rail tracking rollers ensure that the front end is guided into the tracks during use. The whole front end sits in floating position constantly whilst in use.

 

Whether it be a suction, water or air system, Schmidt delivers top quality time and time again.

A fresh water nozzle is installed in each suction nozzle, contributing to dust binding and encouraging the flow of dirt into the hopper. In addition, the water that has been sucked up is fed back into the suction nozzle via a return system, which also helps promote the flow of dirt in the suction system.

The Schmidt Swingo 200+ track hoover even has an answer for compacted dirt. An air pressure compressor is mounted on the front of the machine and is driven by the machine's hydraulic system. Each suction nozzle has an air nozzle, which can lift dirt from the tracks using air pressure of 4.5 bar, again increasing cleaning performance. These air nozzles can be switched on by the user, as they are not required for normal dirt levels.

With a working speed of up to 12 km/h and suction power of up to 8400 m³/h, cleaning is also fast and efficient. In its standard form, the machine is designed for a normal track size, however other widths are available.

Schmidt Swingo 200+