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Machinery for drilling tracks and railway equipment

Cembre Rail Drilling Machines have been specifically designed for use in Railway applications, to provide a consistent and accurate hole, in all types of weather conditions.


Due to their compact size, our drill can save considerable time by allowing direct operation in cases which would normally require removal of obstructions.


Special twist drill bits can be used for hole diameters 7 to 27,5 mm on rail up to 45 mm thick.


Whilst broach cutters can be used for hole diameters 13 to 40 mm on rails up to 50 mm thick.


The drills are provided with a coolant system consisting of a reservoir and pump for use with suitable cooling lubricants.


Connection to the rail drill is by a quick coupler.


The units are lightweight and ideally suited for one man operation.


Typical mounting of drilling machines


Typical fixing situations:

On the Rail Web

This system is ideally suited to working when the track is under possession or if not under possession when adequate train sighting provision is in place, however removal from the rail can be quickly achieved if so required. Using this arrangement, a hole can be drilled in close proximity to a sleeper.

To the Rail Flange

In this situation the drill slides under the rail and can therefore be left in position during the passage of a train. Work can be carried out either side of the four foot zone.

(except model LD-41P)

For Vertical drilling

This method of fi xing enables vertical drilling for the assembly of attachments to spring tongues and branch plates to switchgear boxes.



Typical applications of rail drilling machines





DBG-F2 over rail clamp equipped
with TDB- 6 termination


DBG-F2 over rail clamp equipped
with TDB-3 termination

ON GIRDER RAIL (e.g. Ri 60 Np4)

DBG-LF2 over rail clamp
Specific positioning template MPAF
Use of long broach cutters CYL range
The design of the template (combination)
allows positioning on both sides of the rails



DBG-UIC33 over rail clamp
Specific positioning template MPAF-UIC33        SPACER UIC33 spacer block
Use of long broach cutters CYL range
DBG-LF2 over rail clamp equipped
with TDB-1 termination
for 150LB conductor rail drilling
Specific positioning template
MPAF-106LB or MPAF-150LB



BT 2006/42/CE BT 2006/42/CE EN 13977 EN 13977

Technical characteristics Other characteristics

Minimum thickness of the rail 7 mm
Maximum thickness of the rail 40 mm
Weight 19.5 kg
Motor power 1 kW
Displacement 35.8 cm3
Fuel unleaded regular grade gasoline
Start by rope pul
Clutch centrifugal with automatic intervention
Engine 4 stroke

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