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The latest news and updates from Thomson Engineering Design Ltd.

March 2018 - Product Acceptance for Robust Sleeper Spreader

The UK7SB16 Seven-Sleeper Spreader Beam (Sleeper Baler) has been granted full Network Rail Product Acceptance. This product is capable of handling all UK plain line sleepers and many European types as well and its reliability has been demonstrated in over seven months of testing.

February 2018- Threader Dragger given full Product Acceptance

The combination rail threader /dragger, following almost a year of trials, has been granted a Full Certificate of Product Acceptance by Network Rail and is now available for sale in the UK and overseas.

April 2017 - Steel Section Manipulator Fully Approved

The SM15-01 Steel Section Manipulator with the capability to handle all types of Overhead Electrification Masts including I-beam and fabricated posts up to 3.5 tonnes has now been granted a Full certificate of Product Acceptance by Network Rail.

December 2016 - E-Clip De-Clipper nearing Certificate to Trial

Having been on test since May of this year the new E-Clip De-Clipper has now been inspected by Network Rail preparatory to issuing a certificte to trial on Network Rail Infrastructure. It is hoped to have the first unit in sevice for the critical Christmas blockades.

November 2016 - Threader Dragger given Certificate to Trial

The combination rail threader /dragger, in development for almost a year has finally been granted a Trial Certificate of Product Acceptance by Network Rail. The first unit will enter service with Balfour Beatty in December.

27th Aug 2015 - New Steel Section Manipulator testing begins

The all-new SM15-01 Steel Section Manipulator DESIGNED to handle all types of Overhead Electrification Masts including Box Section, I-beam and fabricated posts up to 3 tonnes was tested on a Liebherr RRV today.

21st Aug 2015 - New Steel Section Manipulator nears completion

The all-new SM15-01 Steel Section Manipulator with the capability to handle all types of Overhead Electrification Masts including I-beam and fabricated posts up to 3 tonnes is about to go on trial with TXM Plant. More news of this product to follow and a new webpage is under construction.

8th August 2015 - Multi Rail Lifter Webpage Updated

See pictures of pneumatic 5-rail lifters being used to unload 50 ton rail bundles from the Pacific Spike at the Port of Stockton in California here or via the product web page.

7th April 2015 - Barrier System Approved by Network Rail

Full Product Acceptance has been granted for the use of our Instant Barrier System on Network Rail Infrastructure. Click the photograph for more details of this product.

24th March 2015 - TXM Plant Take Delivery of First Stillages

The first of an order for 42 custom built 10 tonne stillages for use with Philmor trailers have been despatched to TXM plant for use on the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Project. These stillages are designed to carry OLE posts out to the worksite where TXM machines with special manipulators will be used to install them.