15T Assembly rigs for train chassis

Objective

Bombardier wanted simple and flexible assembly rigs, which can easily be rebuilt and adjusted for future generations of trains. It was also important to be able to move and position the chassis under the wagon body as easily as possible and with little effort taken by the operator.

Advantages

Floating on a thin film of air the load can be moved and positioned in any direction, providing a high degree of manoeuvrability. In addition the remote controls enable the operator to move freely around the load to ensure safe and accurate movement.

Result

By using air film technology the areas in the assembly hall can be utilised to maximum effect, and the docking time has also been reduced considerably. In addition the rigs have improved the ergonomics for the operators.