High speed trains, high speed milling

Stadler Winterthur is the bogie competence centre for the standard gauge trains of the types FLIRT, KISS, SMILE in the Stadler Group and supplies finished bogies, as well as bogie frames and components to the manufacturing sites in Europe and America.

In 2010 BAUBERGER was already responsible to carry out the move from the buildings of the former Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works (SLM) to the then newly constructed site in the industrial part of Oberwinterthur (CH). BAUBERGER was able to support Stadler in the installation of a new portal milling machine from UNISIGN with an impressive machine bed length of approximately twenty metres.

Due to the enormous growth that Stadler has experienced in recent years, it was time to expand capacities with two new UNISIGN high speed milling units.

While the machine beds of both machines arrived disassembled, UNISIGN specialists processed the final assembling in place. The placement and assembly of the gantry required extraordinary measures due to the heavy weight of 31 tons and the tight space. The BAUBERGER lifting columns were already used to unload the gantry from the heavy-duty truck from Holland and to place it on the hydraulic chassis, to move the portal up to the machine bed. The assembly of the portal and the “marriage” with the machine bed could be accomplished gain by using the hydraulic lifting columns. They are particularly suitable for this type of work, as they are optimally adapted to the space available and can place heavy loads of up to 360 tonnes horizontally as well as vertically over several floors, with an accuracy of only millimetres. We would also like to thank Stadler Winterthur’s maintenance department for their active support in the execution and completion of this project.

 

About Stadler

Stadler Winterthur is the competence centre for bogies. At the location in Oberwinterthur, bogies for standard and broad-gauge trains as well as for trams are manufactured in a production and storage area of around 13,000 m2.

Stadler Winterthur belongs to Stadler Rail AG, headquartered in Bussnang, a municipality in eastern Switzerland. Company founder Ernst Stadler built the first workshop here in 1962. The product focus is on powered vehicles such as railcars, light rail vehicles and locomotives. Stadler currently employs around 12 000 people worldwide.

 

Special Tools

  • Mobile lifting system / hydraulic lifting columns
  • Heavy duty trolleys
  • Rails and beams


Team
David, Hansjörg, Quirin

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