Precisely control car speed and spacing
Reliable, exact speed control is imperative for safe and efficient sidings and classification yards. Siemens Trackguard TW-F and TW-E retarders control car speed in humping operations while Trackguard TKG piston retarders enable precise spacing in the classification zones. Together they help improve yard performance. These state-of-the art retarders are also easy to deploy and maintain.
Delivering optimum retarding performance for every yard
Retarders have a variety of applications and requirements based on their location in the yard and on yard conditions. The modular design of our Trackguard TW-F and TW-E clasp retarders makes it easy to meet specific hump conditions, which vary considerably from yard to yard. They can be fitted to one or two rails and come in different lengths. They also use identical parts in order to reduce costs for maintenance and spare parts storage.
Trackguard Retarder TKG piston retarders can be used in all rail profiles, rail fastening accessories, and sleeper types. They are known for their long life span, favorable cost of ownership, and low emissions. A unique, maintenance-friendly design means worn-out pistons can be replaced separately. We also offer Trackguard Retarder TKG gradient compensation retarders, Trackguard Retarder PUCK retarding segments, and Trackguard Electric Grip retarders.