The Thomson SHB21 series Sleeper Handlers feature a unique, long-travel jaw design allowing them to handle both full-length and cut-length sleepers.

Three standard models are available for 5, 7 or 10 sleepers per lift but custom specifications are also available.

The SHB21 Sleeper Handlers are designed for full-time, heavy-duty use in depots and sleeper plants in loading, unloading and stock-piling operations and are robust enough for use with heavy excavators or materials handlers.

SHB21 Sleeper Handlers grip the sleepers with specially designed urethane pads to eliminate damage and marking of the sleeper surfaces and all models incorporate state-state-of-the-art safety features including in-built pressure control and ‘parachute valve’ protection.

SHB21 Sleeper Handler for mechanical industries
Benefits
  • Wide opening jaws allow plenty of clearance when lowering the device onto the stack
  • Guide plates help to align the device with the sleepers
  • Fitted with urethane pads to prevent damage to the sleeper surfaces
  • Every hydraulic cylinder is fitted with a pilot-operated check valve to automatically lock the cylinder in the event of a hose burst or other hydraulic failure.
Specifications
  • Weight (typical) :- 1250 kg
  • Capacity :- 5 sleepers
  • Working Load Limit (WLL) :- 2000 kg
  • Maximum Individual Sleeper Weight :- 400 kg
  • Min. Sleeper Length :- 1920 mm
  • Max. Sleeper Length :- 2800 mm
  • Jaw Travel :- 500 mm
  • Sleeper Grip Force :- 10 kN
  • Grab System Pressure :- 100 BAR
  • Rotor Capacity :- 160 kN

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SHB21 Sleeper Handler for automated industries
SHB21 Sleeper Handler for machineries

Features

  • Wide opening jaws allow plenty of clearance when lowering the device onto the stack. This minimises the risk of accidental collision with the sleepers and consequent damage to the sleeper surface.
  • Guide plates help to align the device with the sleepers and ensure that sleepers are kept nicely in line as they are handled.
  • All parts of the device which come into contact with the concrete surfaces of the sleepers are fitted with urethane pads to prevent damage to the sleeper surfaces.
  • Steel plates on the bottom of each jaw pass below the sleepers to provide a secondary security during lifting. In normal operation these plates never touch the sleepers.
  • The spring-loaded ‘parachute’ valve shuts off the connection to the hydraulic cylinders when the SHB21 is lifted. This feature prevents inadvertent or accidental release of the sleepers.