Rail vehicles often require the filing of sand used to improve traction and braking. Traditional methods require a lot of time and labor and often the waste dumped is harmful to health and the environment. ADOR supplies automated equipment that allows a single operator to fill sand tanks through dispensers.
The sand is stored in a silo and distributed directly to the train tanks through a fixed installation or by means of a mobile filling vehicle. The sand can be delivered to the silo directly by tanker trucks. In this case, the truck has a pressure group to feed the silo. In cases where the silo cannot be supplied by truck, we recommend the bag feeding system, which is loaded into an auxiliary pneumatic group to feed the silo.
Fixed sand distribution systems/ Mobile sand distribution systems
At ADOR, as Aquafrisch representative in Canada, we have integrated our engineering and commercial expertise to provide customers with tailor-made solutions. We are ready to provide technical and engineering services for sophisticated and complex necessities of every inquiry based on the skills and experience of our staff, resources, and capacities. Get in touch to discuss your requirements!
1- Fixed litter dispensers
service road so that several sand tanks can be filled consecutively. The operator simply places the dispenser in the sand tank of the train and opens the flow valve. When the tank is full, the sand covering the dispenser will automatically stop the flow.
The scope includes a silo in which sand is stored prior to distribution to the bogie tanks. Along the train tracks are the sand dispensers, fed by a pneumatic group with sand from the silo, filling the bogie tanks and making it easier to stop the bogies.
2- mobile litter dispensers
For greater flexibility, we supply mobile sand dispensing systems, installed on a trailer or electric vehicle. This system has a storage tank that is loaded pneumatically and directly from the silo, allowing the sand to be easily transported and dispensed to each tank in the train, using a roll-up hose and nozzles.
The technical specifications of our Sand distribution system will be adapted according to our customers’ needs. For more information, please contact us!
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