The four-axle Sgmmns flat cars designed by United Wagon Company for the transportation of large-capacity containers on 1,435 mm track gauge and produced for Polish company Laude Smart Intermodal S.A. have successfully passed certification testing in Europe. As a result, they have received certificates proving compliance with TSI standards for car production, allowing the UWC railway group to fulfil a previously signed contract on the supply of 200 rolling stock units.
Since February this year, the first prototypes of the Sgmmns flat car, which is manufactured at the Tikhvin production site, have been undergoing a series of certification tests for compliance with TSI (Technical Specifications for Interoperability) standards, organized by the Czech Railway Research Institute (VUZ), an authorized certification body accredited by the European Union Agency for Railways. The cars were subjected to strength tests for static load and impact, stationary and in-motion brake tests, dynamic and strength testing in motion, and noise impact tests.
The Sgmmns flat car has improved technical specifications compared to similar cars currently available on the European market, particularly its reduced tare weight of 15.5 t (compared with tare weights of 16 t and higher in standard models widely available on the market). The flat car has a load capacity of 74.5 t, measures 40 feet in length, and is equipped with bogies with an axle load of 22.5 t. The flat car is equipped with high-strength container pins to fit and safely transport large-capacity containers with increased gross weight: two 20-foot containers with a gross weight of 37.25 t each, a single 40-foot standard container with a gross weight of 40 t, or a specialized container with a gross weight of 74.5 t.
The UWC-produced Sgmmns flat car will improve the efficiency of transportation with intermodal containers at Laude Smart Intermodal S.A., one of the fastest growing companies in the intermodal transportation services and logistics sector in Central and Eastern Europe, engaged in cross-border trades in the 1,435 mm and 1,520 mm track gauge space.