WALBO presents Spaghetti: the longest four-axle intermodal platform
WALBO GROUP, a rail equipment manufacturer from the Czech Republic, introduced the longest four-axle intermodal platform on the market, which was named Spaghetti. The loading platform, part of the Sggnss 80′ series, will allow the addition of one extra wagon on 600-metre-long convoys.
The new wagon “is currently registered for tests, and its market launch is planned in 2023”, WALBO pointed out. Spaghetti, a name chosen to highlight the platform’s length, was presented last month at InnoTrans 2022 in Berlin. The loading surface is in fact 24,700 mm long and is suitable for 20, 30, and 40 ISO containers.
WALBO’s new wagons
Spaghetti’s tare weight is 21,5 tonnes, five less than its colleagues in the Sggrss series. The platform is certified to travel at speeds up to 120 km/h. Spaghetti will also be 450 millimetres shorter than the Sggrss, which are however formed by two platforms laying on three bogies. The new platform will need only two bogies and it is designed to have a negotiation of curves up to a radius of 90 meters. This means that 90 metres is the smallest radius of the track curve that the wagon is capable of passing.
WALBO is not only bringing Spaghetti to the table. At Innotrans, the Czech company also presented the six-axle flat wagon Sggmrss 90’. This new wagon will undergo the EC type-examination this autumn and will then be ready for serial production. The Sggmrss 90’, can reach a maximum speed of 120 km/h and has a negotiation of curves possible up to a radius of 75 metres.
WALBO is a family-owned business operating in the field of heavy engineering, automation of production and railway industry. The Czech company also specialises in the manifacturing of all type of railway axles for locomotives, freight wagons, passenger cars, trams and underground cars. Moreover, the company is planning to build a new robotic welding centre for the production of its new wagons.
Watch the video below to for more information and to admire WALBO’s Spaghetti in all its length