Zonegreen’s unique Powered Derailer has received Network Rail approval, authorising the product to be used in all Network Rail depots.

The state of the art product represents a leap forward in derailer assembly technology, and is now in depots throughout the UK and across the world.

The derailer actuator is sealed to an Ingress Protection Rating (IP) of 66 which means that it is completely dust-tight and protected against high pressure water jetting from any direction. Furthermore, its operational temperature range is between -40OC and +60OC, enough to protect it from the harshest variations of climate anywhere in the world. As a result, temporary flooding and extreme weather conditions pose no threat to its safe operation.

Total reliability of the derailer is assured following a rigorous testing programme that has simulated five years of continuous usage which has been carried out during the past two years. Zonegreen’s engineers have produced a piece of cutting-edge equipment that will ensure the absolute safety of depot staff from injury caused by moving trains.

Solar Powered Derailer 

Zonegreen’s powered derailer is also available in an innovative solar powered version.

A means of integrating renewable energy into a powered derailer has been developed by Zonegreen engineers; bringing clients environmental and economic benefits whilst eliminating costly electrical installations to remote locations.

The solar powered derailer makes it possible for depots to upgrade manual derailers, without installing expensive infrastructure. It affords staff the same level of protection against operational risks as the powered version, including muscular-skeletal and trapping injuries, whilst offering greater flexibility and cleaner energy production.

Solar derailers operated via a simple key switch provide a safe working environment and ensure that depot personnel are physically protected from vehicle movements.

Contact us to obtain further details of Zonegreen’s Depot Personnel Protection System.