In-Depth Focus: Bogies and Wheelsets
There is now a greater need than ever to utilise innovative solutions to help improve the lifecycle of bogies and wheelsets – vital rolling stock components. This In-Depth Focus investigates the latest techniques available to the industry.
ČD’s modern underfloor wheel lathe brings many benefits
In September 2018, the main railway operator in the Czech Republic, České dráhy (ČD) put into operation a modern underfloor wheel lathe at its maintenance centre in Prague. Designed to maintain wheels and brake discs for a variety of railway vehicles, the technical equipment is enabling maintenance activities to be carried out faster and more cost-efficiently. Miroslav Kupec, ČD’s CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors, provides further information about the technology which is unique to the Czech Republic in terms of its design and comprehensiveness of use.
LiTheS: CAF MiiRA’s innovative Light Thermo Stable wheel for rail freight
CAF MiiRA has been carrying out research that investigates the optimisation of low stress wheels for rail freight traffic, and the result is an innovative treadbraked wheel that will bring competition to future market needs.
Finding the right formula for bogies and wheelsets
Neil Dinmore, Principal Engineer Structures and Material at RSSB, explores how technologies from other industries could be transferred into the railway environment to help improve the lifecycle of bogies and wheelsets.