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  • Writer's pictureBarry Michael Aldridge

Improving the Reliability of Track Maintenance Machinery

Since 2016, Flotec Industrial have been nominated twice for Innovation within Rail. This is because our revolutionary solutions have been proven to improve reliability and provide “fit and forget” resolutions that engineers are looking for.

Flotec increase the reliability of Track Maintenance Machinery by utilising the Gates MegaTuff hose. We have developed an effective engineering solution that prevents hose failures on essential performance parts.

Gates MegaTuff hoses are exceptionally resistant to abrasion. This is thanks to special cover construction and compounding that uses high-performance engineered plastics, in an innovative manufacturing process. The specially bonded cover stays put, it won’t peel, and the hose removes the need for costly hose protection.

Flotec’s preventative process involves replacing the faulty hoses and correctly routing them to increase hose route efficiency and eradicate hose abrasion issues. We identify problems which may not always be recognised before hose failure, such as:

· Installation errors such as twists and kinks

· Incorrect routing

· Hose cut over-length

· Ill-fitted equipment

· Hose or fitting impairments

· Cuts and abrasions on hoses

· Leaking hose end fittings

Our service for Track Maintenance Machinery doesn’t stop there. We further assist our customers with future planned maintenance activities, to deliver a long-lasting host maintenance strategy. For example, we offer fully pre-assembled hose kits for quick and easy installation. This, along with our safe hydraulics training, provides a significant decrease in maintenance, repair and overhaul costs.


Flotec Industrial will be at Railtex 2019, on stand D66. Make sure you come and talk to us about your Rolling Stock or Track Maintenance Machinery and find out how we can improve reliability.

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