New rail grinder on the way to Southeast Asia


L&S conveys the RGM 2-16 by ship to Kuala Lumpur

After a construction time of two years and a comprehensive, successfully passed machine acceptance test performed by the customer’s quality inspectors, a further rail grinder from L&S was ready to leave the production hall in Neustadt/Orla and be transported by container ship from Hamburg to the Far East.

Designed and constructed as a customized vehicle for the metro in Kuala Lumpur, the 70-ton machine is intended to be used in future to maintain the rails of the new metro network in the Malaysian capital. The Klang Valley Mass Transit project – a rail network covering several hundred kilometers – is planned to being operated in 2017.

The RGM 2-16 rail-grinding vehicle, consisting of two carriages and equipped with a precision measurement system for measuring the rail profile, is also provided with a function for the fully automated processing of turnouts and turnout combinations. This approved technology developed by L&S has been refined even further by the construction of the new rail grinding system. During production, it was particularly important to take the tropical conditions of the operating location into account: the vehicle is extremely water-tight, protected against corrosion and the ultramodern operators’ cabs are equipped with dual air-conditioning systems.

The company management express their particular thanks to all employees and suppliers who contributed to the success of this project and its completion in record time through their strong commitment.

RGM 1-16 during loading process