FDI+ designs and supplies wash solutions for trains, metros, light rail transit (LRT) and locomotives with the best balance between quality, service and price based on customer care.

The company’s flexibility, creativity and innovation values push it ahead to anticipate specific needs in rolling stock evolutions. Starting from early design stage of project up to final test and commissioning on site, FDI+’s team is fully dedicated to meet the needs of its clients.

Train wash solutions from modular technologies

FDI+’s modular equipment includes both stationary or drive-through washing stations, including Stop & Go mode. Part of the heavy wash products range, the company supplies robust and reliable equipment shared between washing track, technical premises and underfloor parts of train wash solution.

A stationary locomotive wash with a three-brush rollover with lower 40 bar side rotators with shampoo on front, back and sides, two types of water and wax rinse.
A semi-stationary, high-speed train wash with Stop & Go technology, with dedicated powerful chemical to wash the front and rear cabs, vertical side brushes, and specially designed skirt and eaves brushes.
A semi-stationary tram wash with Stop & Go half brushes to wash the front and rear, with four vertical side brushes cleaning the bottom part of front and rear cabs.
A semi-stationary metro wash with Stop & Go rollover to wash ends, vertical side brushes and horizontal brush. A thorough wash plant minimises the space into the existing building.
A 3D preliminary design from FDI+’s R&D department, which is to be approved by the client before starting the project.
The company provides a complete technical plan, including recycling components, water pumps, a demineralised system and various tanks for chemicals.
FDI+’s intuitive touchscreen control panel is used for maintenance operations, remote control and washing status records.

FDI+ also delivers complete solutions, including traffic indicators, train identification systems, motion-sensors, train driver information displays and oil separators.

The company’s wash track products include:

  • Fixed or oscillating spraying arches: available in low ,medium or high-pressures
  • Vertical brushes for side wash from sole bar to cantrail
  • Full equipped rollover for front and rear cabs wash
  • Horizontal half brushes for overhead catenary power supply
  • Skirt and eaves brushes for top corners and low parts of vehicle body includes pronounced edges
  • Specially designed brushes for high-speed trains, including high-shaped cab design
  • Touchless solutions for fragile or inaccessible parts
  • Wax spraying and dryers to sweep the rinsing water

Additionally, the technical room supports all components that run the machinery, including intuitive touchscreen control for a user-friendly interface with the maintenance team.

Technical rooms are available with:

  • Water tanks and pressure pumps
  • Chemical storage area and dosing pumps
  • Water filters
  • PLC-driven electrical cabinet
  • Air pressure management
  • Water treatments

FDI+’s equipment includes water treatment systems for washing water recovery and reuse, such as physical filtering systems, biological treatments and hydro blocs for surfactant products removal.

As the quality of the train wash depends on water quality, and to avoid any spots on vehicles while drying, the company offers a complete range of machinery for rinsing water preparation, including softener systems, declorination filters, demineraliser systems using reverse osmosis principle, and wash concentrates.

ISTOBAL’s ESENS brand develops chemical products for maximising performance and achieving the highest number of washes with minimum consumption. Featuring new revolutionary improvements and based on the ‘cost-per-wash’ concept, ESENS optimises operations and reduces costs without affecting the wash quality.

The group’s xtract range of concentrated products allows basic reconstruction of product, staring from 700ml biodegradable capsules.

Complete internal manufacturing process

FDI+’s manufacturing process is fully internally controlled using its own equipment and services, including:

  • Manufacturing of parts, including brushes
  • Hot-dip galvanising
  • Customised colours
  • Electrical wiring and programming
  • Final assembly and testing
  • Final product delivery
  • Permanent stock of spare parts

About ISTOBAL Group

A member of the ISTOBAL Group since January 2013, FDI+ takes profits of ISTOBAL’s leadership in washing solutions across more than 60 countries.

ISTOBAL Group includes eight subsidiaries and 60 distributors for a worldwide presence. French, Spanish, Brazilian and US subsidiaries have their own manufacturing facilities to fit exactly with local requirements.

The group’s experience and references enable it to work in various situations, such as:

  • Railway equipment manufacturers
  • Engineering companies
  • Directly with operators and/or maintainers
  • Transport authorities