JEZ presents turnouts and diamond crossings for urban transport vehicles

In the last decade, urban transport vehicles have been introduced in Europe with hybrid characteristics between a tram and a bus. The system consists in vehicles with pneumatic wheels guided through a central rail, and a metallic wheel system that clamp it. These central guidance systems need track devices, such as turnouts and diamond crossings. JEZ has developed turnouts and diamond crossings for this type of transport systems, integrating in them the switching engine, the position detection and the heating. The solution developed by JEZ consists of rotary panel with main and branch rail, preferably made of Mn steel, Cam mechanisms at the entrance and exit of switches, with integrated locking system of the end positions and integration of the switching unit, locking and detection of the electrohydraulic engine UNISTAR HR inside the turnout or the diamond crossing.