Bertolotti SpA Railway Depot and Workshop Equipment
Bertolotti SpA manufactures and supplies railway depot and workshop equipment. The company also develops technical solutions for handling and lifting materials and machinery for different sectors, such as the aeronautic, bulk handling, steel and railway industries.
Specialised lifting machinery for rail applications
From the beginning of its story, Bertolotti showed a great interest in railway sector. The company uses its know-how and its experience from other divisions to develop lifting jacks for Trenitalia Company.
During a project in Naples for Italferr, the main Italian engineering company in the railway sector, Bertolotti developed the first bogie drop system for high-speed trains, with lateral bogie extraction and a reduced pit. The system was patented in 2008 and now it is one of the main products in our portfolio.
Even though the company proposes similar machines to different customers in the railway industry, special equipment can be supplied and customised to meet clients’ requests.
Bertolotti is experienced in lifting jack design. In the last few years, the company has delivered jacks all over the world. An order for more than 230 columns in Taiwan allowed Bertolotti to change its design philosophy and production methods for its lifting jacks.
Bertolotti has designed jacks for major companies, including Alstom, SNCF, SNCB and Trenitalia.
Fixed mobile sanding systems
Bertolotti manufactured and supplied its first sanding system for an Italian customer in 1998. After that experience, the company installed sanding systems for railway companies, as well as steel companies that required cement pneumatic systems.
In the last year, Bertolotti produced more than 50 tanks for sanding systems, and is now developing a new layout of local, smaller, more efficient tanks that will be installed for ALSTOM in the coming months.
The mobile sand refilling units offer high or low pressure, and can be used for tramways or the largest GE locomotives.
Bogie drop systems
The design of a bogie drop machine is really a job for specialist. For this reason, railway companies ask Bertolotti’s technicians to analyse and study bogie drop systems for their depots.
Bertolotti has been proposing bogie drop systems with low pits (or without pits in cases where the depot has rails on columns) in order to reduce maintenance times. At the same time, no civil works are required, compared to machines with scissor tables.
Working platforms for roof access
From the railway sector to the aeronautic division, Bertolotti supplies different platforms for high-level automation. We supplied more than 1km of platforms for the production of military aircraft, as well as other special platforms for aircraft manufacturers.
In the railway sector, we can design working platforms for roof access with movable parts, tilting or sliding covers, to cover the space between the train and fixed parts, in case the train has different shapes. We have installed platforms in various locations, including Italy, France and Tunisia.
Founded in 1972, Bertolotti is a private family-owned Italian company, well known in the world market as a complete and flexible engineering and manufacturing supplier of railway depot and workshop equipment.
Bertolotti has a quality system that integrates different certifications, including AS EN 9100: 2009, EN ISO 9001: 2008, EN ISO14001: 2004, BS OHSAS 18001: 2007, VCA** SCC** 2008 / 5.1, and ITAR compliance.
All project phases are managed, inspected, monitored and traced by an integrated quality management system, ensuring that the final product conforms with contractual and regulation requirements.
Products and Services
Bogie Drop Systems
Bertolotti's dropping machines for bogies comply with the highest quality standards and our mission is to be flexible during the design phase for all customisation. At the same time, each product must be always be safe and reliable.
Bogie Handling Devices: Turntables, Bogie Rotating Stands, Bogie Press
Bogie turntables (from 6t to 25t) or wheelset turntables (from 2t to 6t) with different outer diameters are essentially constituted by a main steel structure and a central support for rotation and lateral wheels (castors) to support the loads. They can be manually operated or motorised.
Lifting Jacks: From 6t to 50t
Customers can choose a standard product or ask specifically for a customised jack, depending on the needs they may have in the depot.
Fixed and Mobile Sanding Systems
Sand refilling systems are designed to meet the most restrictive standards in terms of safety and, in particular, the harmonised rules of the new Machine Directive 2006/42/CE. Furthermore, particular attention is given to limiting dust emissions and reducing dust concentration for a healthier working environment.
Turntables, Traversers and Dummy Bogies for Coaches
Bertolotti's turntables or traversers comply with the highest quality standards. The company aims to maximise flexibility and customisation during the design phase, while at the same time ensuring that products are safe and reliable.