Test track construction in Sagunto Port to demonstrate hyperloop technology and boost port logistics

ARCELORMITTAL, RAILS & SPECIAL SECTIONS HAS DEVELOPED NEW PRODUCTS WITH IMPROVED GUIDING PERFORMANCE TO BE INTEGRATED INTO THE SELF-BOOSTER TEST TRACK.

Zeleros lays the first stone of the test track for the SELF-Booster (Sustainable Electric Freight-forwarder), a pilot project that will demonstrate Zeleros’ hyperloop technology and its application to automated and fully electric container handling. It will consist of a test track that will automatically move through a fully electric linear motor a vehicle from 0 up to 120 km/h and back to stop in 100 meters. ArcelorMittal is proud to bring its highly valued R&D expertise in the field of steel, more specifically in the high-efficiency electrical steels required for this project and high added-value long products for the rails.

The collaboration between Zeleros and ArcelorMittal is a co-engineering project. Indeed it is a challenging R&D task due to the extremely exigent tolerances of the materials and the structure needed to provide an efficient propulsion system; this leads to a detailed mechanical design that take into account induced deformation produced by electromagnetic forces and the integration of new guiding solutions. Thanks to this collaboration, ArcelorMittal, Rails & Special Sections has developed new products with improved guiding performance to be integrated into the SELF-Booster test track. The combination of high wear resistance properties along with customized geometry fulfils the need for tight tolerances of the propulsion system.