The solution to dispose of waste water and supply drinking water for train care service depots

  • Water supply and toilet waste water disposal services in one station
  • Available as service module for centralised systems multi point service station or as stand-alone station
  • Compact system for use in confined spaces
  • Simple, convenient and safe handling with automatic hose retraction

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Transportation technology

TUnit - The solution for the disposal of waste water and supply of drinking water

The TUnit from Vogelsang is a station for the extraction of toilet waste water and supply of drinking water in train care service depot. The TUnit is available as a stand-alone station with an integrated rotary lobe pump or as a satellite service module in conjunction with a VacUnit as a centralised disposal system. All necessary elements for efficient supply and disposal are included. The standard model typically has a hose working radius of 7.5 min all directions. The TUnit is particularly robust and is equipped with a mast with an integrated hose retraction system allowing for suspended hose management.

The maintenance of the TUnit is very simple thanks to its uncomplicated structure and easy access. This also includes the rotary lobe pump installed in stand-alone systems (TUnit SP), which consists of only a few components based on the Vogelsang QuickService concept.

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The TUnit is providing an automatic hose drainage ensuring a complete drainage of residual water after use. This is very important in freezing temperatures in winter.
Our products with VX series rotary lobe pumps are constructed according to an ingenious design concept, called QuickService design. This concept makes maintenance and repair of the equipment particularly easy. Systems are available again in a very short time, with downtimes minimized
On the TUnit and CabinetUnit, all the essential fittings and connections are contained in a housing to protect them from external influences and extreme weather conditions.
Various couplings for drinking water and wastewater are available to match the systems needs. The coupling for drinking water meets all the requirements for drinking water imposed by the German Federal Railway Authority (EBA).
For orderly and secure installation, Vogelsang normally supplies an installation frame. This frame, designed for setting in concrete, allows secure positioning and installation of the supply and disposal lines. If a height adjustment is required to bring the unit up to an existing working level, a customized adapter frame can be provided.


For safety at work the CabinetUnit and TUnit can be equipped with rail-approved post top working lights.
Automation systems, such as preselection of filling volume and automatic switch-off on vacuum extraction stations, remote maintenance access, and automated operating data acquisition, allow economical use of resources and improvements in process efficiency.
If the systems need to be accessible for various different users, TUnits, CabinetUnits, and CleanUnits can be equipped with an authorization system. The systems are unlocked when the user logs in at a locally installed authorization module. A central operating data acquisition system can be implemented to provide the plant operator with required user & operational process data.
To ensure safe operation outdoors even at freezing temperatures and to protect the technical equipment from frost, optional electric heating elements can be used.
The systems can be fitted with an optional data acquisition system: important operating parameters such as filling and rinsing cycles can be recorded, saved, and analyzed.
If there is a need to record process data or to automate water filling or wastewater disposal processes, the TUnit and CabinetUnit can be fitted with the required technical equipment such as flow monitoring and control elements.
The drip-free suction coupling EasyConnect Plus makes easy work of hygienic disposal of sanitary collection tanks, even in sensitive areas such as workshops. The patented valve design ensures drip-free vacuum extraction. The installation of additional components at the rail car is not required if using the Vogelsang EasyConnect Plus. The exceptionally compact dimensions of the EasyConnect, together with its low weight and integrated hose swivel joint, make working with the EasyConnect Plus highly ergonomic.
The optional radio remote control enables functions such as the operation of valves or the automatic winding of hoses at the press of a button.
If the water tank aboard vehicle has an external interface for filling level monitoring, our water filling systems can be equipped with automatic switch-off device. This is done using so-called “ICE” radio modules, which are inserted in the corresponding plug contact on the train and wirelessly transmit the filling level in the drinking water tank to the filling station.
The Vogelsang CabinetUnit, TUnit, ReelUnit, and RoadPump all have an automatic hose retraction system ensuring gentle and ergonomic hose handling.
An optional pivoting mast is available to make the work of the service personnel easier. In this case, all maintenance work can be performed on floor level, avoiding the risks associated with working at heights.
If additional rinsing of the toilet reservoir tank is required in addition to the usual wastewater disposal, rinsing hose accessories can be added to the CabinetUnit and the TUnits.
If the customer requests, units can be fitted with visual and audible signaling equipment such as beacons and loudspeakers. These can be controlled locally, or from a central control facility.

The TUnit is the proven standard for the disposal of toilet waste water and supply of water in the railway service sector. The TUnit is available in a number of different variants. The station can be offered for small service facilities as a stand-alone station system or in combination with a centralised vacuum pump station in medium to large systems railway service facilities. All TUnit's are compact, easy to handle and suitable for outdoor use.

Stand-alone systems for toilet waste water disposal are the perfect solutions for small train care depots and service stations. The TUnit SP systems can be operated independently due to their integrated rotary lobe pump.

The TUnit SP is extremely user-friendly. Vacuum extraction and water hoses are mounted on a T-shaped mast. The hoses' automatic retraction mechanism ensures a convenient hose operation in all directions and reliable and tidy hose stowage.

Similar to the stand-alone TUnit SP, the TUnit MP multi point service station is also extremely user-friendly. The hoses, which are attached to a mast with automatic retraction, ensure a lar convenient hose operation in all directions and reliable and tidy hose stowage. This means that easy filling of water and disposal of toilet waste water is possible even if the connections to the train are not in the immediate vicinity. Thanks to their automated retraction mechanism, the hoses are always ready for use. The TUnit MP  service module is connected to a centralised vacuum pumping station and can therefore be designed to be particularly compact.