ICON Transformer Rail

August 2011, Vol. 66 No. 8

As an alternative shoring solution to sheet and shore tunnel access shafts for auger boring, microtunneling, pipe jacking and pipe ramming projects, trenchless contractors can now use the newly designed Transformer Slide Rail System.

The Transformer Rail is the newest addition to ICON’s slide rail shoring systems and is 30-40 percent stronger. This allows for larger clearances and increased working room for auger boring machines and large pipe diameters. The new design also decreases the amount of repairs and maintenance needed by approximately 50 percent when compared to previous designs. ICON’s Transformer Slide Rail can be used in some of the most extreme soil conditions, up to a maximum depth of 36 feet in C60 soil.

The rail is equipped to handle slide rail panels in lengths ranging from 9.84 to 20.50 feet and with heights of 4 and 8 feet. Transformer Slide Rail lengths are available in 14, 18 and 26 feet. The 14- and 18-foot rails will be offered in a double rail configuration. The 26-foot rail will be offered in both double and triple rail configurations for shoring deep shafts and trenches. The Transformer Rail can handle three different types of bracing with one rail including; fixed rail, roller rail and angled raker bracing – simply change the hardware fittings, not the rail. 800.836.5011, www.iconjds.com, www.icontunnelsystems.com

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