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VR FleetCare and EKE-Electronics are working on a joint product development project to find a solution that provides data which can predict the maintenance requirement of bogies by using sensor technology and a smart combination of cloud and edge computing.
Network Rail are set to carry out experiments this autumn to trial new ways of braking designed to reduce delays for passengers caused by ‘leaves on the line’.
The new Innovation Centre will be dedicated to transforming how railway wheelsets and tracks are approached, developed and managed in the rail industry.
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.
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…
Component manufacturers representing the Spanish railway industry have recently developed cutting-edge bogie and wheelset technologies. Not only do these new advances help to improve the lifecycle of rolling stock, but they also contribute to reduced maintenance costs while increasing operational safety. Pedro Fortea, Director of Mafex – the association representing…
GHH-BONATRANS is a Gold Sponsor at the 2019 International Wheelset Congress (16-20 June). During the event in Venice, Marcel Ujfaluši, Head of Business Development and Marketing, spoke to Global Railway Review about why it's important for them to attend.
Marcel Ujfaluši, Head of Business Development and Marketing at GHH-BONATRANS, explains how wheelset innovation can make freight transportation safer, more reliable, less noisy and more economic.
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.