Melvelle Equipment developed the FP-195-AA 70T tensor to tense rail on plinth track where a curb is in close proximity to the rail. This curb prevents standard tensing and shearing equipment being used.

The innovative FP-195-AA tensor not only solves this special problem, but is light weight, easy to set up and remove, and always grips the rail first time, unlike conventional tensors which can be temperamental in engaging the rail.

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Max tensing force70T
Max pushing force0T
Max Operating pressure700 Bar (10,000 PSI)
Cylinder in-built full bore (extend) relief setting250 Bar (3,600 PSI)
Hydraulic Oil[1]ISO68
Threaded connections1 ¾” x 12 TPI UNF (new machines use M50 x 2 thread)
Connecting pinsDiameter 40mm
Total weight350 kg
Assembled length (standard arrangement)4500 mm
Compatible weld shearsMelvelle Equipment Corp’s FP-168 weld shear
Compatible weld mouldsRailtech’s PLK JW standard gap & WG68 wide gap
Design life4000 fully stressed load cycles
Power pack valving:Advance / Hold / Retract
Power pack reliefsSingle 700 Bar relief required. (Cylinders have in-built full bore relief)
No. of whip hoses from Power pack2
Flat face quick connect fitting size3/8 body
Power pack reservoir size:


Minimum 1 litre of useable oil for every 2 cylinders used
Compatible rail sizes53 kg/m 60kg/m 68kg/m