Diesel-powered monorail systems

With more than 50 years experience in installations diesel-powered locomotives and more than 1300 installations of our machines we have made an essential contribution to the rationalization of transport in mining.

Monorails with diesel-powered locomotives are particularly designed for the transport of men and material in branched rail networks with varying gradients. By means of the diesel-powered monorail locomotive even difficult transport problems can be solved.

These diesel-powered monorail locomotives are type-tested and approved by EXAM, for use in explosive atmosphere with a methane content of up to 1.5%.

Product features of diesel-powered monorail locomotives 

  • 130kW diesel engine with dry-type exhaust gas cooling system
  • drives with parallel contact pressure system
  • efficient generator for the supply of the intrinsically safe power supply
  • electrical starter system
  • modular design
  • consistent captive guidance of all travelling gears by amply dimensioned lateral guide rollers

Product features of the new powerful generation of diesel-powered monorail locomotives DZ 2200

  • Newly developed drives with parallel contact pressure system
  • Newly developed efficient generator for the intrinsically safe power supply
  • Modular design
  • Consistent captive guidance of all travelling gears by largely dimensioned lateral guide rollers
  • data exchange between the operator’s cabins via intrinsically safe control


Technical data diesel-powered monorail DZK 1500

Drive systemdiesel – hydraulic
Diesel engine4-cylinder Scharf / Liebherr turbo diesel
Rated power84 kW bei 1,800 min -1
Speed2,5 m/s *
DieseltankVolume 140 l
Horiz. curve radius
Vertical curve radius
min. 4 m
min. 8 m
Friction wheel diameter340 mm
Pulling force80 kN*

* Depends on selected hydraulic motor


Technical data diesel-powered monorail system DZK 2200

Type of drivediesel hydraulic
Engine Liebherr/ScharfDirect injection engine with exhaust gas turbo charger and charge cooler
Power130 kW at 1800 rpm
Speed2.5 m/s
Optional Speed4 m/s
tank volume140 l
With curve radius
4 m
8 m
Frictional wheel diameter340 or 450 mm
Climbing ability30 degrees (larger inclinations upon inquiry)
Tractive forceup to 120 kN


  • Doubling of efficiency as compared to conventional drive motor
  • Number and arrangement of travelling gears can be varied to suit the individual requirements
  • Minimal exhaust gas and noise pollution
  • Hydraulic motor starter