Hyperloop goes piggybacking

An electromagnetic levitation system that transports passengers and goods at breakneck speed in transport capsules through vacuum tubes – this vision appeared like science fiction just a few years ago. Now, however, Hyperloop technology is really taking off. In 2018, the US company Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) began construction of a 320-meter test track at its research center in Toulouse, France. A heavy-duty module system from Goldhofer was also used to transport the huge tubular elements with an inner diameter of four metres: the STHP/SL 4 vehicle with a boiler bridge with a payload of up to 120 tonnes has four highly flexible pendulum axle lines from BPW with twelve tonnes axle load each at 80 kilometres per hour.

Photo: HyperloopTT

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