Mission Future

Deutsche Plasser Poland

Under the motto “mission future”, our Polish office is thriving. Building on the decades of success of Plasser & Theurer in the Polish market and the work of many talented people, our Polish team is expanding its offering.

Larger team

To achieve this, we have increased our Polish team to 16 people, nine of which are working in the service department. They have come from various industries and different companies. Thus, they bring a wealth of experience to our team, which creates completely new synergies.

We are responding to the demands of the Polish market, which has been flourishing over the last few years. This is not least due to the huge investment of the public sector in the expansion and improvement of the Polish railway infrastructure.

New office

To create sufficient space for the new team and to get a bigger workshop and warehousing area, the Polish team moved into a new office in the summer of 2019.

The address remains the same. The new office is in the same building as the old one but offers about twice as much space. The additional space provides the best working conditions for our staff and, above all, provides more space for customer service.

Workshop area doubled

The workshop area has doubled in size. An area covering over 120 m2 is now available for servicing work. In addition, a new office was set up for our service engineers so they can prepare for and follow up on their call-outs in an ideal environment.

The new space also provides a new home for the electronics workshop, which was set up at the beginning of 2019. Here, electronic components, e.g. transducers and pendulums, can now be serviced and repaired, if necessary, directly on site for our Polish customers. This saves time and cost for the customers’ benefit as these components no longer need to be sent to Germany.

ISO 9001 in Poland

Furthermore, our Polish office underwent an ISO 9001 audit in summer 2019. The audit was completed successfully, and our Wroclaw office received its ISO 9001 certification in September.

The preparations for the audit started at the beginning of the year. In close cooperation with the Quality Management department in Munich, Deutsche Plasser Poland prepared thoroughly for the certification process.

The long-standing experience in Munich provided invaluable assistance in streamlining the processes in Poland. Furthermore, defining the processes helped to distinguish between standardised and non-standardised processes. This clear concept also provides greater flexibility in the day-to-day business.

Vibration measurements in Poland

Vibration measurements that were carried out in cooperation with Politechnika Wrocławska (Wrocław Technical University) to compare the effectiveness of a DGS 62N and a Unimat 09-4x4/4S Dynamic made a further contribution to the development of the ballasted track system. The experiments were carried out in Pilawa on 31st July and 1st August 2019. Machines operated by Budimex were used for the experiment and were equipped with the necessary sensors beforehand.

The project was financed using an “innovation voucher” from the Regional Programme of the European Fund and the European Fund for Regional Development.

The measurements were carried out to compare the outputs of a DGS 62N with a double tamping unit and a Unimat 09-4x4/4S Dynamic with a single tamping unit.

The measurements should provide conclusions on two areas:

  • a comparison of the outputs of the two machines at different speeds and frequencies
  • An examination to determine if the machines can achieve a degree of track stability that would permit trains running on the track at over 100 km/h

For the computation of the required data, 3D acceleration sensors were used to obtain the measurements; the values were then compared and analysed.

Results

We are very pleased with the results. The measurement data shows that both the DGS 62N and the Unimat 09-4x4/4S Dynamic achieve a track stability that allows train running on the track at over 100 km/h.

Furthermore, the measurement data indicates that measuring runs with the use of a DRP should be carried out prior to stabilisation. With the data obtained it can be ensured that the track is tamped and stabilised to the best possible quality.