This family of products includes rail lifters suitable for handling flat bottom rails of all types from 2 to12 rails per bundle.

Rail handlers may be manually operated or powered electrically, hydraulically or pneumatically to suit individual requirements.

All models may also be specified with visual status indicators and built in feedback switches for integration into fully automated rail handling installations.

All lifting equipment manufactured by Thomson Engineering Design Ltd is designed and built under our ISO9001:2015 approved quality management system and all devices are proof-load tested prior to

Thomson Multi-Rail Handlers are relied on throughout the world as a robust and reliable solution to rail
bundle handling.

  • Guide bars help to hold the device square to the rails as the shafts are lowered into the gaps between the rail heads.
  • The mechanism is operated by a hydraulic cylinder which is protected against pressure loss, such as might occur with a burst hose, by a pilot operated check valve mounted directly on the cylinder port.
  • The whole system is further protected by a pressure reducing valve which limits the pressure passed to the check valve and cylinder to increase seal life and to remove the risks associated with hydraulic shock loads.


Tare Weight  :-145 kg
Working Load Limit :- 3,000 kg
Proof Load (factory test) :- 6,000 kg
Maximum Hydraulic Pressure :- 350 Bar
Minimum Hydraulic Pressure :- 90 Bar
Recommended Hydraulic Pressure :- 100 Bar
Cylinder Bore :- 25 mm
Cylinder Stroke :- 150 mm
Cylinder Rod Diameter :- 16 mm
Active Stroke (mechanism open to locked) :- 82 mm
Fluid Volume (open to locked) :- 40.25 cc
Fluid Volume (locked to open) :- 23.75 cc


Specifications Document
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Hydraulic rail lifter for construction industries
Hydraulic rail lifter for construction