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The clue without the glue

Schrey & Veit, one of the leaders in the rail dampers, has developed dampers that offer significant advantages by not using glue or any operational materials. This innovative approach ensures enhanced reliability and ease of maintenance for railway systems.

Schrey & Veit is a renowned manufacturer specialising in advanced noise mitigation solutions for railway infrastructure and a partner of major metro networks in Australia. With a commitment to innovation and quality, the company has established itself as a leader in the industry, providing cutting-edge products designed to reduce train noise directly at the source and thus to improve public acceptance for railway projects..

But what’s the clue without the glue? Karl Schneider, CEO of Schrey & Veit, explained the key benefits of non-adhesive rail dampers:

  1. No Risk of Detachment
    • Glue failure over time can lead to the detachment of traditional rail dampers. The non-adhesive design eliminates this risk, ensuring consistent performance and safety.
  2. Residue-Free Removal
    • When rail dampers need to be removed or replaced, adhesives can leave behind residues that require extensive cleaning. Schrey & Veit’s dampers leave no residues, simplifying maintenance and reducing downtime.
  3. Simplified Rail Replacement
    • Non-adhesive dampers are easy to remove and reinstall, making rail replacement or maintenance tasks more straightforward and less time-consuming. This flexibility is particularly beneficial for rail operators looking to minimise disruption and optimise efficiency.

By addressing the common issues associated with glue-based dampers, Schrey & Veit’s non-glue rail dampers represent a significant advancement in rail technology. Its design not only enhances the durability and reliability of noise mitigation for railway systems but also streamlines maintenance processes, offering a clear advantage to rail operators and engineers.

How the Non-glued Dampers Work

Schrey & Veit’s rail dampers are engineered to absorb and dissipate vibrational energy from the rails, significantly reducing noise and corrugation. The unique non-glued mechanism allows the dampers to be securely attached to the rails without the need for adhesives. This is achieved through a specially designed and patented thermal threatend fixure clip system that ensures a tight fit and effective vibration damping.

Schneider explained the dampers are constructed from high-quality materials that offer durability and resistance to environmental factors.

“Their design allows for easy installation and removal, which is particularly advantageous during replacement operations,” he said.

“The non-adhesive approach enhances the reliability of the dampers and simplifies the track maintenance processes which are not obstructed by the rail dampers. Less corrugation reduces but also simplifies the maintenance process, reducing the time and cost associated with rail upkeep.”