Rail Exchange System


Rail Exchange System

40.61 / 40.63 Brings rails to the track quickly, safely and in rolling mill quality. Latest loading technology from over 50 years experience in rail loading train design.

  • Safe loading and unloading of long-welded rails
  • Preserves rail quality during transport and loading
  • Maximum process speed
  • Minimum staff requirement
  • Reproducible work result
  • Always within the bending and stress limits
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ROREXS 250 (40.61) ROREXS 500 (40.63)
Drive 4-cylinder diesel engine 6-cylinder diesel engine
Max. tractive effort Diesel, hydrostatic at 20 km/h: 11,8 kN at 0-4 km/h: 3,3 kN mechanical: 32 kN Diesel, hydrostatic at 10 km/h:17 kN at 0-4 km/h: 62 kN mechanical: 32 kN
Weight 12 t 15 t
Number of rails depending on kinematic envelope max. 50 max. 50
Rail weight/m up to 70 kg up to 70 kg
Lifting capacity at 3.7 m reach 15 kN 15 kN
Slewing force 1 kN 1 kN
Rail length up to 250 m 500 m

What components does ROREXS Rail Train consist of?


  • is used for loading and unloading rails onto/from the transport unit
  • has a separate hydrostatic drive
  • secures the rails against tilting with the rail clamps.



  • guides rails to/from the transport unit during loading and unloading
  • consists of a wagon with a bogie or with a single axle
  • loading and unloading via the two side chutes at the sleeper heads or via the centre chutes at the centre of track
  • has a turning device for the rail manipulator.



  • stores rails safely during transport
  • has roller banks at defined spacing
  • has clamping racks on both ends to secure the rails
  • allows for length compensation for the crane rails when travelling in curves
  • secures rails with parallel walls at both ends.

What lengths of rail can be transported with the ROREXS?

The system transports and manipulates

  • a maximum of 50 rails
  • with a weight of up to 70 kg/m and
  • a length of up to 500 metres.

What are the minimum radii of action during loading and unloading?

The universal roller heads of the ROREXS prevent the rail from tilting during loading and unloading in radii of action of min. 180 metres.

What is the loading performance of the ROREXS?

ROREXS can unload approx. 2,700 metres of rail per hour, within the stress and bending limits.

How many operators are required for the ROREXS?

The whole loading and transport process requires four operators, unloading can be done by one operator.

The optionally available automated rail clamping and roller banks reduce the amount of manual work on the transport device to a minimum and at the same time increase work safety.


Rail Loader

40.44 Synchronous loading and unloading of rails of up to 120 m length in a very short time. The operator controls all cranes from a safe position.

  • Easy assembly on all regular flat wagons
  • Immediately ready to use without levelling of cranes
  • High safety thanks to remote control crane operation
  • Integrated slewing stop for open adjacent track
  • Synchronous travelling crabs, even in superelevations and in wet conditions
  • Loading and unloading on both sides in one work process
  • Synchronisation protects rails and sleepers
  • From the individual unit to the complete modular system
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Max. lifting capacity 1,5 t
Total Weight 760 kg
Travelling crab 160 kg
* varies depending on width of wagon

How many ROLOADs do I need?

Due to stipulated bending and stress limits it is recommended to install a ROLOAD unit every 10 m of rail length. The cranes are operated synchronously via radio remote control. If required, cranes can be controlled individually.

How is the ROLOAD installed?

Installation is quick and easy and can be done on all standard flat wagons without affecting the wagon approval.

Fixing variants:

  • Clamping devices
  • Stop chains
  • Standardised container mounting

This allows individual adjustment to any wagon of any width (2.60 - 3.10 m).

Where can ROLOAD be installed?

Variable use depending on client requirement:

  • Set-up and dismantling on public wagons
  • Integrated in ROBEL wagons
  • Loading of rails via gantry crane or forklift
  • Designed for 900 to 1500 kg lifting capacity (e.g. for switch components)
  • Manual or electric control of cranes

A flexibly moving counterweight is used to balance the permitted distribution of the overall load. The cranes can be repositioned in one work process without any aids and laborious set-up procedures.

Can ROLOAD also be used in tunnels?

Das System kann auf verschiedene Arbeitsmodi eingestellt werden. Im Tunnelmodus fährt der Teleskopausleger automatisch nur bis zur vordefinierten Länge aus.

Why should stress and bending limits be adhered to?

The synchronised loading and unloading process prevents the rail from turning, tilting and strong deformation. Costs due to damaged rail and further maintenance work do not apply.

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