Maxi-ruf

Drive system

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The maxi-ruf has two sets of motors. They are placed on each side of the guideway in order to avoid a differential. There are no transmission losses when using the rail. The motor and the drive wheel are integrated in one unit. The system can move in order to create a space between the wheels when entering the rail. Once on the rail, the motors press against the rail in order to obtain friction for propulsion and normal braking. The pressure against the rail can be adjusted so that it will increase when needed. If the rail is wet or if the rail is going steep upward, the pressure will be increased until the friction is large enough to pull the vehicle.

The carrying wheels are slightly tilted in order to stabilize the maxi-ruf.

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