Floating slab track FST consists of a concrete slab being placed directly on to discrete natural rubber bearings. Maxi-slab systems require the construction of concrete slabs of 6- 20m in length, which after curing, are jacked up to permit bearing placement under the slab. Whereas mini-slab systems involve shorter slabs (1-2m long), constructed off-site, to be positioned directly onto the rubber bearings located on the track bed.
The FST rubber bearings are specifically designed and manufactured to strict quality control standards by Tiflex for each project.
Floating slab track utilises a variety of different type of bearings
Specifically designed and manufactured to strict quality control standards
As bearings are purpose designed and are a critical component, it is usual to have prototype bearings subject to a full evaluation by an independent test house, prior to commencing production.
The dynamic performance of rubber is sensitive to the rubber chemistry and it is only by having some 15 years of operational experience that Tiflex engineers and chemists are able to select critical rubber formulations to maximise the dynamic performance. This is backed up by rigorous quality assurance programmes to ensure customer satisfaction.
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