We design our winches using the most modern technology and in compliance with the applicable EC/UIC laws and regulations. In addition, specific wishes or requirements can be met; think of interlocks or use in an Atex-zone.

Only one push of a button is required to set the train in motion or stop it. The wagons can be moved in both directions with great precision. The great ease and simple control characterize the Bemo Rail shunting system. The system can be operated (by radio) at a distance, e.g. from the loading area with a transmitter. Its control can be fully integrated in the loading or unloading process.

Drive station

The shunting system is driven by a drive station, which consists of a motor reductor with electric motor and brake. Besides this version with traction rim/surge wheel there is also a version with double drum.

Coupler systems

Coupler systems are systems that couple up the wagon-shunting systems to the wagons. There are several methods:


Lateral chain system

Maximum gross trailing load: 500 tons.

The simplest coupling system is the latteral chain system. If great shunting precision is less important, a lateral coupling can be chosen in the form of a coupling chain integrated into the steel cable, which runs along the track on rollers. The chain system is easy to couple manually to the towing hook of the wagon and is also the most economical coupling system. With this system, the transport chain can pass the wagons and switches, and the wagons can also pass the system.


Lateral pickup trolley

Maximum gross trailing load: 500 tons.

If placing the wagons requires greater precision, or if the cable must be integrated into the pavement, the lateral pickup trolley is recommended. This wagon runs on a profile guidance beside the track. With the adjustable draw bar the shunting system can simply manually be coupled to the wagon. The guidance can be installed into the so-called paved-in track. With this system the pickup trolley can pass the wagons and switches, and also the wagons can pass the system.


Wheel­set­trolley on auxiliary track: ‘Radsatzschubwagen’

Maximum gross trailing load: 500 tons and special version: 1,000 tons

A third possibility is the so-called wheel-set-trolley system. The trolley wagon runs on an auxiliary track between the rails. It pushes with (double) push rolls against the wheels of the wagon. A great advantage of this system is that coupling up and off can be done automatically. Also with this system the wheel-set-trolley can pass the wagons. And also the wagons can pass the system. However, this trolley cannot pass switches.


Buffer truck

Maximum gross trailing load: ca. 4,000 tons

With this system a buffer truck is coupled to the central towing hook of the wagon. With this application the buffer truck can be coupled up and off automatically. The buffer truck moves on the same track as the wagons and is mostly applied at dead-end tracks. With this system the buffer truck cannot pass the wagons, but it can pass the switches.

This system can also be equipped with a so-called Lateral Exit Mechanism (LEM). By means of the LEM, the buffer truck leaves the track cross-wise. Which means that also here a ‘continuing track’ is created. The wagons can pass the system.

Wagon shunting systems require little maintenance, are energy and cost saving, efficient and safe.

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