Friction buffer stops
The modern friction buffer stop is based on the single braking elements that are integrated into its construction, thus providing a calculable braking capacity.
In the event of a large train mass or impact speed, hydraulic or elastomer cylinders and additional retarders behind the buffer stops can be installed to absorb the kinetic energy in the event of a collision. The advantage of adding hydraulic or elastomer absorbers to the buffer stop is, in the event of a low energy impact, this energy is transferred to the hydraulic or elastomer cylinder without moving the buffer stop. In this case, the maintenance work is reduced considerably.
Fixed buffer stops
As a rule, fixed buffer stops are not able to slide due to direct attachment with bolts to the running rail. In the event of a collision they cannot slide along the running rails of the track like friction buffer stops, and consequently they cannot provide an equivalent braking capacity. This is not necessary as its use is limited to where minor impacts may occur.
With fixed buffer stops, if there is a desired requirement for the kinetic energy of an impacting train to be absorbed, then the buffer stop will need hydraulic or elastomer cylinders or mechanical energy absorption devices.
Other types of braking devices
-Folding buffer stop systems
-Crane way buffer stops
-Standard and raising/foldable wheel stops
Car loading systems/special steelwork for railways, metro and LRT systems
Loading systems manufactured by RAWIE are used to load and unload road vehicles onto railway wagons safely and promptly.