Ever since it’s market introduction in 2006 the plastic switch sleeper has proven itself in over 23 locations in the Netherlands and abroad. The switch sleeper is approved by the Dutch infrastructure manager ProRail for use in the main track and is being installed as a substitute for traditional wooden bearers. KLP® Switch sleepers have damping characteristics as wooden sleepers. This makes them suitable for 1:1 replacement of wood. An untreated oak sleeper has a life span of roughly 10 years. The life span of a plastic sleeper is over 40 years, which makes it a good investment with low life Cycle Costs.
The KLP® Switch sleeper has a cross-section of 15 x 25 cm and is available in lengths from 260 cm up to 520 cm. For special situations Lankhorst has developed a sleeper that can be connected to form lengths up to 10,4 meters.