Turnout Bearers

Turnout Bearers, or switch sleepers, are an integral part of the production process of WEGH Group S.p.A., which has been supplying its customers for years with its own production facilities specially designed for these products.

The turnout bearers

Our turnout bearers are produced in our highly versatile plant that meets every design requirement and every type of turnout.

Our Business Unit Manufatti per Armamento is the point of reference in Italy for the production of crossbars for turnouts: active in the sector since 1985, it guarantees a high level of know-how, which is essential to follow all stages of the process, from design to production.

A wide range of sleepers

Our company offers a wide range of railroad sleepers for railroad ties, which find application in both conventional and high-speed lines.

Our turnout sleepers can be equipped with a USP (Under Sleeper Pad): an innovative solution, which is placed on the lower surface of the sleeper in contact with the ballast to

– Dampen the friction between concrete and ballast, reducing the formation of fine dust;
– Improve load distribution;
– Reduce the frequency of tamping and ballast replacement operations.

The USP allows for a significant increase in the life cycle of the ballast.

WEGH Group also manufactures CAP (Pre-stressed Reinforced Concrete) sleepers for turnouts with third feed rail and sleepers for tramway switches.

Innovation, safety and reliability-these are the values that characterize our group and which we apply to all our products and services. The quality of our switch sleepers is the result of many years of experience and the commitment of a specialized team.

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Turnout Models

SLEEPERS FOR EXCHANGES

SPECIFICATIONS

Compliant with standards
EN 13230, RFI TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Length
2100 ÷ 6600 mm

Width
300 ÷ 320 mm

Under-rail height
220 mm

Centerline height
220 mm

Rail inclination
0

Nom gauge.

Crossbar weight
160 ÷ 170 kg/m

Type of rail
60E1

Type of attachment
type k

Design loads
Positive bending moment for the subrail section Mdr = 28.0 kNm
Negative bending moment for centerline section Mdcn = 28.0 kNm
Positive bending moment for the centerline section Mdc = 28.0 kNm

SLEEPERS FOR HIGH-SPEED SWITCHES

SPECIFICATIONS

Compliant with standards
EN 13230, RFI TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Length
2100 ÷ 6600 mm

Width
300 ÷ 320 mm

Under-rail height
220 mm

Centerline height
220 mm

Rail inclination
0

Nom gauge.

Crossbar weight
160 ÷ 170 kg/m

Type of rail
60E1

Type of attachment
tipo k

Design loads
Positive bending moment for the subrail section Mdr = 28.0 kNm
Positive bending moment for the centerline section Mdc = 28.0 kNm
Positive bending moment for the centerline section Mdc = 28.0 kNm

SLEEPERS FOR EXCHANGES 50

SPECIFICATIONS

Compliant with standards
EN 13230

Length
2100 ÷ 6600 mm

Width
300 mm

Under-rail height
220 mm

Centerline height
220 mm

Rail inclination
0

Nom. gauge.

Crossbar weight
160 kg/m

Type of rail
50E5

Type of attachment
type k

Design loads
180 kN/axis

Speed
90 km/h – 30 km/h

SLEEPERS FOR TURNOUTS 50 WITH THIRD FEED RAIL

SPECIFICATIONS

Compliant with standards
EN 13230

Length
2100 ÷ 6600 mm

Width
300 mm

Under-rail height
220 mm

Centerline height
220 mm

Rail inclination
0

Nom gauge.

Crossbar weight
160 kg/m

Type of rail
50E5

Type of attachment
Type k

Design loads
180 kN/axis

Speed
90 km/h – 30 km/h

SLEEPERS FOR TRAMWAY SWITCHES

SPECIFICATIONS

Compliant with standards
EN 13230

Length
2100 ÷ 5000 mm

Width
300 mm

Under-rail height
160 – 220 mm

Centerline height
160 – 220 mm

Rail inclination
0

Nom gauge.

Crossbar weight
160 kg/m

Type of rail
Ri59N, Ri60, Ic, 62R1

Type of attachment
profile types Halfen

Design loads
102 kN/axis

ALSO AVAILABLE WITH ANTI-VIBRATION UNDER-CROSSBAR MATTRESS (USP)

SLEEPERS FOR MASSIVE TRAMWAY SWITCHES

SPECIFICATIONS

Compliant with standards
EN 13230

Length
2100 ÷ 5000 mm

Width
300 mm

Under-rail height
160 – 220 mm

Centerline height
160 – 220 mm

Rail inclination
0

Nom. gauge.

Crossbar weight
160 kg/m

Type of rail
Ri59N, Ri60, Ic, 62R1

Type of attachment
profile types Halfen

Design loads
102 kN/axis

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