An Automated Separation of the Screw Coupling is Possible

Martin Egger, Burkhard Stadlmann, Christoph Zellner, Frank Michelberger

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Abstract

Since more than 100 years buffers and chain coupler are the standard train coupling system used in Europe. Its handling is cost-intensive and might be dangerous as well. Up to now automatic coupling devices have not yet been introduced. Published solutions for the automatic handling of the screw coupling have not been implemented in practice. This paper presents a mechatronic solution which has been developed and tested in practice. The solution is based on the mechanical situation of the screw coupling and an anlysis of the processes within a marshalling yard.
Translated title of the contributionAn Automated Separation of the Screw Coupling is Possible
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationProceedings of IRSA
PublisherInstitute of Transport Science RWTH Aachen University
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventIRSA - 2. International Railway Symposium Aachen - Aachen, Germany
Duration: 26 Nov 201928 Nov 2019
http://www.irsa.rwth-aachen.de/

Conference

ConferenceIRSA - 2. International Railway Symposium Aachen
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityAachen
Period26.11.201928.11.2019
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Keywords

  • Entkupplungsroboter
  • Schraubenkupplung
  • Güterwagen

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