Innovative designs in Multiple-Tie-Tamping provide the latest in tamping machine flexibility. In some regions, track conditions present the challenge of uneven tie spacing, skewed ties and the combined use of wood and concrete ties. In the past, when using high productive, continuous action, multiple tie tamping machines on track with irregular tie spacing, tamping performance was reduced; if equipped, the machine was switched to single tie mode. Due to different tie spacing for wood or concrete ties, machines were equipped with the appropriate tamping units.
Developments in technology brought Multiple-Tie-Tamping to the next level. The Automated Tie Locating Analyzing System (ATLAS) maps the location of ties and positions the tamping units. The Automated Tamping Tool Adjustment (ATTA) allows the machine to react quickly to changing tie conditions.
The new 09-3X CW DYNAMIC Tamping Express is equipped with tamping units that provide the ability to Multiple-Tie- Tamp wood and/or concrete tie track regardless of tie spacing. Through the integration of the newly developed tamping units with ATLAS and ATTA, the 09-3X CW DYNAMIC has the ability to detect tie spacing, position the satellite and adjust the tamping units and tamping tools to tamp three-ties or one-tie automatically. The machine becomes more versatile providing the customer with the highest economic advantage.