Automatic wheelset maintenance workshop

Our solution

  • Automated maintenance wheelshop for maintaining 100 freight wheelsets per shift.
  • AAR standards.

Previous machining process

  • Brownfield site.
  • Refurbishment of existing plant.

Advantages

  • Improved productivity.
  • Maintained parallel production during refurbishment process.
  • Higher efficiency through better work force optimization.
  • Fully automated process; once the wheelset is identified, a process flow is assigned according to the status of the components, e.g. bearings, wheels or axles.
  • Maximized efficiency with minimum operator presence during wheelset repair activities.
  • Improved profitability of the line due to decreased scraps.
  • Improved quality of the wheelsets due to better control of the different features.
  • Reduced amount of manual handling operations; lower worker safety risks.

Installation Consists of

  • Wheelset inspection and measurement systems
  • Bearing removal and assembly systems
  • Wheelset disassembly and assembly system
  • Axle machining equipment
  • Wheel and wheelset machining equipment
  • Automated gantry loading and unloading system
  • NDT (Non Destructive Testing) system
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