Shunting locomotives, also called rail shunters, are applied at companies which themselves move wagons on (internal) track. For various customers tailor-made versions consisting of standard components have been designed. With modular construction many varieties in capacity, speed and pulling force are possible. The Bemo Rail shunters can specifically be found in industry, storage and transfer companies.
The rail shunters are designed and manufactured by Bemo Rail’s own staff with first-class components. With an in-house engineering department, a spaciously laid-out construction hall and the required know-how of rails and wagons, the possibilities are numerous. Starting at the first design stage of the machine much attention is paid to safety, ergonomics and environmental aspects.
The Bemo Rail shunters have been provided with a hydrostatic or hydrodynamic drive mechanism with diesel engine, or electric or hybrid drive mechanism. The shunting locomotives can be operated manually, but also radio remote controlled. The diagonal ergonomically designed control panels, in combination with broad view on all sides from the cabin complete the safe operation of the machine. All components are controlled by a well-balanced operation system.
The shunting locomotives are designed by using the most modern technology and by observing the current EC/UIC legislation and regulations.