Garic launched its specialist rail division just a few months ago, Since then, the leading supplier of welfare facilities and plant to the infrastructure, construction, industrial and utilities sectors has been highly delighted at the response it has received. The company’s new division, Garic Rail, is already working with 10 of the UK’s leading rail contractors.
Specialist rail products include Armadillo welfare units, welfare vans, site tower lights, 40ft site welfare trailers and mobile rail dust cannons.
Having supplied products to the sector for a number of years, Garic felt it was time to invest further resources in supporting rail clients and many of the company’s products, such as compact solar powered welfare units and towable dust suppression cannons, have been tailored to suit the needs of trackside projects.
The new division offers a structured service that includes planning, organising and managing all hire plant required by rail companies and contractors wherever they are in the UK.
Gentex Europe is a UK manufacturer with over 100 years’ experience in the production of head, face, and respiratory protection for industrial, military, and public order environments.
The PureFlo brand of industrial respiratory protection is synonymous with providing the highest levels of protection for personnel working in hazardous situations.
Providing integrated protection for users with an unrivalled level of comfort, the innovative new product range features a unique all-in-one respiratory, head, face, eye and hearing protection solution so users benefit from having no trailing leads, hoses or cables, providing improved safety with no snagging.
Respirators can be configured to meet customers’ specific requirements, with a range of head tops, filters, hood and accessory options available.
The range of PureFlo respirators will be featured on stand G17, where experts will be on hand to answer any queries about the product range, and how these can be used effectively in the rail sector.
Geo Kingsbury Machine Tools – H15
Geo Kingsbury Machine Tools has an enviable reputation, built over 60 years, of supplying machining systems operating within many of the UK’s most advanced manufacturing programs, and is proud to be a preferred supplier to a significant number of leading UK engineering companies.
Key to this capability are the machines within the Geo Kingsbury portfolio, including Burkhardt + Weber, SHW, Hermle, Zimmermann and Waldrich Coburg. All these companies have years of experience and know-how regarding the unique machining requirements of the rail industry.
Many of these systems are installed within the world’s leading railway manufacturers, including Siemens, Bombardier, Diesel Locomotive, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Bharat, DT Prostejov and Dalian Locomotive – all taking advantage of the reliability, performance and capability provided.
As the UK rail industry expands and competitive issues demand technology led solutions, Geo Kingsbury has the know-how and experience to supply UK OEM’s and Tier One manufacturers with globally competitive machines, systems and solutions.
Geobrugg globally develops and manufactures protection systems made of high-tensile steel wire. These safety systems are used for reliable protection against natural hazards such as rockfall, debris flow, landslides, avalanches, or as a safety measure in building and mining tunnels, motorsports and architecture.
The high-tensile steel wire nets and meshes manufactured by Geobrugg are characterized by their strength, high-energy absorption capacity and supreme durability. More than 65 years of experience and close collaboration with research institutes and universities make Geobrugg the leading expert for safety solutions.
At Infrarail 2018, Geobrugg will be demonstrating the latest in Slope Stability mesh solutions and showing cutting edge rock fall barrier solutions. Along with samples, product experts will be on site to explain these solutions using Virtual Reality headsets show actual completed projects from across the globe in 3D.
Gramm Barrier Systems is the UK’s leading approved specialist contractors in the supply and erection of all types of barriers including noise, wind, flood and vehicular safety barriers. Applications include bridge parapets, pedestrian guardrails and security fencing, including steel palisade, weldmesh, chain-link and general fencing and gates.
As an example, London Overground was suffering noise caused by a curved raised viaduct track bed. Trains had to slow down, which caused a squealing sound as the carriages navigated the curve.
London Overground contacted Gramm Barrier Systems looking for a completed package that took them from the initial design all the way through to the completed installation. Gramm installed recycled plastic barrier that was lightweight, extremely hard wearing, with a 40-year design life, and which is also maintenance free. Concrete up-stands were lined with absorptive tiles that were extremely effective as they could be installed directly next to the wheels that were causing the noise.
Harris Geospatial Solutions will be showcasing the latest technology that enables digital extraction of railway tracks from LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) data.
ENVI LiDAR can now be leveraged to derive actionable information that is unique to rail. Automated rail track and track centre-line extraction from LiDAR point clouds takes advantage of the extensible ENVI LiDAR API, as well as utilising the experience and subject matter expertise of Harris’ Custom Solutions Team.
This automated railway extraction capability is delivered as an ENVI API plugin that exhibits many advantages. It is fully automated, removing the need for labour-intensive manual digitization, and its precision and accuracy is vastly improved over image-derived feature extraction. Easy to implement, the application has the flexibility to work seamlessly with downstream processes.
Utilising the features of ENVI LiDAR and engaging Harris subject-matter experts in LiDAR point-cloud feature extraction will help satisfy even the most complex project requirements.
Harsco Rail will be focussing on rail safety products from the Protran range, a company that was acquired by Harsco Corporation in March 2015.
Protran’s railway track worker and train operator safety systems are in use throughout North America and internationally to help protect railway personnel from potential collisions and other hazardous situations.
The Protran Collision Avoidance System (CAS) enforces keeping safe distances between railway work equipment, track workers and work site limits through the use of accurate real-time distance measurements combined with audio-visual alerts.
With thousands of systems in operation, the latest vehicle-mounted unit is equipped with a high-resolution OLED daylight display and visual and audible alarms. The CAS system prevents costly accidents and injuries to equipment and operators.
A range of other worker protection products give advance warning to train crews of workers on the track ahead. All can be seen and discussed in detail on stand H34.
HellermannTyton will showcase how bespoke cable management solutions can help rail operations run safely and profitably. Fully certified to the International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS), HellermannTyton has extensive experience working across the rail vehicle supply chain, supplying advanced cable management to support the needs of infrastructure and rolling stock manufacturers.
From cable ties and fixings, to heatshrink and cable protection, to cable identification, the HellermannTyton range covers the full spectrum of cable management requirements for the rail sector. Its proven solutions help manufacturers to reduce spend, comply with changing legislation and meet lightweighting targets.
Visitors to Infrarail will be able to see many of these products, including: M Boss stainless steel tags built for harsh environments; the KR Series cable ties, which offer excellent vibration resistance; and the FlexTack series for round and angled surfaces.
A range of printers will also be on display, for applications from cable labelling to logistics and traceability.
Hexagon’s rail focus keeps passengers safe by delivering efficient, modern and safe solutions to rail professionals. By enabling our customers to capture, measure, analyse and visualise worldwide rail networks in 3D, Hexagon helps optimise operations, mitigate accidents and keep trains moving. With its 3D surveying, inspection and monitoring, maintenance and planning, safety and emergency management, and asset management solutions, rail networks become smarter, faster and more connected with stakeholders sharing vital information in a digital reality.
Visitors to Hexagon’s on C30 during Infrarail 2018 will be able to learn about the mobile mapping, reality capture platforms and sophisticated software of Leica Geosystems and the rail surveying expertise of SCCS. They can speak with the experts, receive hands-on demos of the latest surveying solutions, and discover just what is possible in their own rail digital reality.
Hilti is revolutionising the industry’s tool maintenance process by guaranteeing that equipment will be repaired, serviced and returned to the customer within three business days from collection – or the repair is free.
Known simply as Tool Service, the value-added programme starts following the company’s complete no-cost period on its tools, which runs for up to two years and includes labour costs, parts, pick-up and transport.
In addition, the manufacturer’s warranty applies and all future repair costs are capped for the lifetime of the tool once the product comes out of its complete no-cost period. Any paid-for repair benefits from a further three months complete no-cost period.
Hilti Tool Service comes into effect when the tool is collected, which can be arranged either over the phone or via the website. It’s then taken to the company’s state-of-the-art Tool Service Centre in Glasgow for a complete strip down, repair, service and clean, before being returned to the customer’s site or office.
Hodge Clemco is a leading supplier and manufacturer of blast machines, abrasives, blast rooms, blast cabinets, paint spray equipment, abrasive recovery and PPE. Supporting the rail industry from the very early days of British Rail, its technology has developed to meet a variety of needs and applications.
The current range of portable plant includes equipment specifically used for bridge and site refurbishment projects such as station renovation. Hodge Clemco’s portable range of standard machines provides reliable performance with a wide range of abrasives. Site dust extraction units are portable and robust, allowing them to be used on the most arduous application.
Bogie refinishing booths offer the flexibility to process multiple carriages inside the booth, with up to four operators at any time. Any contaminants removed from the bogies, along with the media are automatically conveyed to a grit-cleaning unit.
Holmatro has developed a completely new re-railing System with the goal of getting derailed trains back on the tracks more quickly, more safely and with more control.
Getting rolling stock back on the rails is an accurate and painstaking process. It is also a thorn in the flesh of rail infrastructure managers as well as for many passengers when trains are delayed as a result of the derailment.
Years of experience, combined with the most modern engineering, enabled Holmatro to come up with a user-friendly solution. It is constructed of components that are easy to assemble and disassemble and is at least 50 per cent lighter than other systems that are available in the market.
Sideways movement is controlled using traverse sliders with sleeve bearings, and the entire system is driven by a Quattro pump with four independent control valves which can be operated wirelessly, allowing the operator to stay in a safe position.
Hurley Palmer Flatt – K10
Hurley Palmer Flatt specialises in developing design solutions that specifically support critical installations for the transportation, aviation and rail sectors.
With decades of experience in the transportation sector, the company has the expertise and drive, together with a culture of attention to detail, that provides clients with the absolute confidence they are engaging a team that is dedicated to delivering designs that are robust, cost effective and efficient.
Rail specialities include:
- Operation centre and control centre design;
- Station design and interfaces;
- Rail depot design and depot plant utilisation;
- Total Asset Management for sector assets;
- DC and AC power supplies including earthing and bonding;
- DNO upgrades;
- DDA compliance lifts and ramp schemes;
- Rail telecommunications;
- Mechanical services for rail, fuel, CET and water;
- Integrating commercial developments into the transportation environment;
- Providing NWR engineering support;
- TOC landlord approvals and design support.
Recent rail contracts include the refurbishment of Waterloo general offices, modernisation of Partick interchange station and the upgrade of Dundee station.
Hydro is the world’s largest aluminium company. From fabricated train carriage structures to heat sinks and railway structures, its reach is global. At Infrarail, the Extrusion and Pole Products division will showcase its ‘Raise and Lower’ WIGWAG pole as well as CCTV and lighting solutions.
Traditionally manufactured in one piece and in steel, Hydro’s new raise and lower pole negates ANY working at height. In fact, no specialist lifting equipment, platforms or even traffic management is needed at all.
Being aluminium, they are engineered for a life that far exceeds that of steel. The pole is also capable of mounting a sign in an offset position and can be surface mounted or used in a socket.
Hytorc Unex – C65
Hytorc makes industrial bolting safer and simpler. With 50 years of experience focused entirely on developing the highest quality industrial bolting systems, Hytorc is the most trusted name in the industry.
From steel mills and mining equipment to refineries, power plants, and wind turbines, it has developed solutions for every bolting application imaginable. Hytorc’s hydraulic bolting systems are the original torque/tension machines, ensuring incredible repeatability, reliability and durability.
The Stealth and ICE series are the latest hydraulic bolting technology in the industry, with unique patented benefits that provide industry-leading safety and accuracy.
The jGun Digital series is the world’s first torque-adjustable pneumatic multiplier with a digital readout and FRL-free operation. The patented design of the jGun Digital eliminates the need of a separate filter, regulator and lubrication system between the airline and the tool, unlike other systems.
Hytorc’s battery-powered bolting systems – the Lithium Gun and the LION Gun – are the ultimate solution for portability and convenience on industrial bolting jobs. They include built-in documentation systems to provide job accountability and assurance.
The Hytorc Washer and Hytorc Nut offer uncompromised bolting efficiency. The Hytorc Washer is the simplest upgrade for instant improvements in safety, speed and accuracy. This unique, patented system eliminates the need for reaction arms and other custom fixtures required to hold the tool in place.
Hytorc’s mission is to optimize safety, quality and schedule in industrial bolting through innovative solutions, and an unyielding commitment to world class customer service.
iLecsys Rail will be promoting its new DITA unit (distribution interface transformer assemblies) described elsewhere in this issue.
Experts will be on hand every day of the show to answer any questions and advise on future innovations including DITA and Plug ’N Play technology. As with all of the exhibitions that iLecsys attends, the underlying topic is to ‘Come and Talk to us to discover the benefits of using Class II equipment on your project!’.
Another side of the iLecsys Rail business is its GRP offering and the benefits that go with this. The company is still actively involved in GRP platforms and location cases, but has extended the use of this versatile material to other applications.
Moving into CP6, there will be a bigger push on rectification works. iLecsys is leading the market in offering viable cost-effective retrofittable solutions for the upgrade of existing legacy feeders.
Infrarail Recruitment & Careers Wall – F66
The Recruitment Wall, powered by a live feed from RailwayPeople.com, forms an area publicising details of exhibitors’ job opportunities, aiming to match those with the skills of visitors seeking career development.
Exhibitors are encouraged to display a selection of their current vacancies. With in the region of 235 exhibitors at the show, that adds up to a lot of jobs!
The experienced team will be on hand to work with both employers seeking staff and Infrarail visitors looking to expand their horizons. School leavers, apprentices, graduates and experienced railway professionals can all drop in to see what’s on offer, while any company in the industry can also enquire about the best ways to recruit and to promote their vacancies to the wider Rail industry.
This is a great opportunity for Infrarail exhibitors to take the plunge, and for everyone to consider new career opportunities. What do you have to lose?
Located on stand TBC in the main hall at Infrarail, the Recruitment & Careers Wall is available throughout the exhibition.
Instarmac Group will be focussing on UltraCrete’s range of Rail Refurbishment Solutions, all of which have been approved for use by London Underground and can be found on its materials compliance register.
For the installation of heavy-duty signposts and signal installation, UltraCrete recommends the use of a rapid strength rapid set concrete such as QC10, while UltraCrete QC10 F flowable fast-set rapid-strength concrete can be used for a first-time repair to concrete sleepers.
Both QC10 and QC10 F have had their performance capabilities tested and approved by an independent third party, can be applied from depths of 30-250mm and are trafficked in as little as two hours, minimising disruption and allowing contractors to move to another project quickly.
To fill potholes on station platforms, choose Instant Road Repair which has been developed and perfected over 40 years to provide a first time permanent repair in footways, footpaths and car parks.
Interclamp supplies British Standard compliant galvanised and GRP handrail clamps and tube to the UK rail industry. Traditional trackside guardrails can be rapidly assembled on site with a simple hex key meaning no bulky welding/hot-work is required.
For better pedestrian control, Interclamp Galvanised Pedestrian Barriers integrate fully with the handrail system to provide rapid construction of structures offering strength, durability and versatility. Interclamp 400 series and 800 Series DDA Safety Post ranges are a cost effective safety barrier solution, while Interclamp Self Closing Safety Gates in areas such as walkways and trackside feature a robust, durable, spring loaded and tension adjustable self-closing hinge.
The Interclamp FRP/GRP range is designed for more demanding applications and general hand railing. The robust, impact and fire resistant material benefits from low electrical conductivity and is well suited for use close to railway electrical installations.