Full Traction Transport
Spike® is a milestone in rail-guided transportation. A unique patented tooth system allows the electromotive driving force to be transferred to the rail slip-free and with 100% traction, ensuring an absolutely silent and calm riding experience even at high speeds.
The toothed rack, which is attached to the rail, flexibly conforms to all radii and twists of the rail, as does the power rail which has been developed specially for high speeds. This allows full design freedom when planning the route. Hence, this allows constant propulsion to be delivered even in the tightest curves, and even all the way up vertical route segments.
Spike® accomplishes a wide range of transportation tasks which were previously unfeasible, and does so in a particularly economical manner.
A unique patented tooth system allows the electromotive driving force to be transferred to the rail slip-free and with 100% traction.
Spike® technology covers a large scope of possible applications, and is offered in the product groups Racing, Transport, and Cargo, in which various vehicles and rail types are used.
For the continued development of the Spike® system, a 50 m long test installation has been available at the University of Stuttgart since 2014, which since then has been in permanent operation. In addition to material and functional tests, the installation is constantly being expanded, and serves as a prototype and test installation for component development.
The first customer application was built in summer 2016: the Spike® Racing installation "Sky Dragster" in the Allgäu Skyline Park, Bad Wörishofen / Germany, in which Spike® technology — certified by TÜV Süd — is used.