Sgmmns 40' flat car is designed to transport all container types, including tank containers made according to ISO 830-99 with increased gross weight: two 20-foot containers with 37.25 t gross weight each, one 40' standard container with 40 t gross weight, or a specialized 40-foot container with a gross weight of 74.5 t. The car is equipped with bogies with an axle load of 22.5 t for operation on a gauge of 1435 mm.
The flat car is characterised by the improved characteristics among analogues on the European market. In particular, the tare weight is reduced to 15.5 t (mass widespread model weight starts from 16 t). The car load capacity is 74.5 t, and the loading length is 40 ft. The flat car is equipped with high-strength movable locator pins to place containers in various combinations. The loading height from the level of rail top is 1,155 mm, which allows transporting containers over the whole network of European railways with a track gauge of 1435 mm.
Production processes and components employed to manufacture the Sgmmns 40' type flat car conform to European standards EN 10025-2:2004, EN 10204:2004, and EN 15085-4:2008. The car has a vehicle type approval from the European Union Agency for Railways with approval for operation on European Union railways in accordance with Directive (EU) 2016/797.
Designed by: All-Union Research and Development Centre for Transportation Technology, LLC.
||Model Sgmmns 40’|
|Load capacity, t||74,5|
|Tare weight, t||15,5|
|Loading length, ft||40|
|Length by buffers, mm||13,600|
|Flat car base, mm||8,000|
|Flat car width, mm||
|Loading height from rail top, mm||
|Container size types
||40 ft (1AAA,
1AA, 1A, 1AX), 20 ft (1CC, 1C, 1CX) ISO 830-99,
40 ft specialized containers with a gross weight of 74.5 t
|Number of movable container pins, pcs.||4|
Number of stationary container pins, pcs.
|Estimated static load from the wheel set on rails, kN (tf)||220,5 (22,5)|
Maximum speed, km/h:
|Service life, years||24|
|Regulatory overhaul period, years||6|
Marcin Witzchak, CEO at Laude Smart Intermodal S.A.
“Working in a highly competitive transportation market means that we opt for cooperation with trusted suppliers, one of which is United Wagon Company. We were impressed by the scale and technical capacity of the Tikhvin facilities. Not every European producer can boast of such high standards as those set by UWC in terms of technical capabilities, competencies, and performance. Furthermore, the successful experience of operating Tikhvin-produced flat cars in the 1,520-mm space helped in our decision to purchase an additional batch of cars from UWC for the 1,435-mm gauge track. This time we ordered a highly specialized model of the flat car, requiring design solutions that are unusual on the European market. We are doing everything we can to become the market leader by sales of logistics services in Central and Eastern Europe.”