The project includes 23km of new track and a total of 45,000 sleepers to be replaced. To execute a rapid and cost effective distressing process Leonhard Weiss selected a Rosenqvist Rail CD500 High Output Clipping Machine for the job capable of installing FASTCLIP at 70 sleepers per minute.
The CD500 used in conjunction with Pandrol FC clips and Vortok stressing rollers facilitates the swift distressing of track. The Leonhard Weiss distressing team consists of 7 track staff, completing 800 meters within 2.5 hours consistently. According to project manager Mr. Peter Schulte, Leonhard Weiss would require a total of 15 track staff using conventional clipping machines to compete with the CD500 performance output. The performance level accomplished using the CD500 has once again exceeded client expectations.