Bogies & Wheelsets - Articles and news items
Key ERWA members discuss the future of wheelset design to improve rolling stock performance; Willie Miller from ScotRail highlights the importance of wheel lathes to ensure the maximum life of a wheelset; and ECUC project coordinator covers development of eddy-current brakes…
Rail industry news / 30 August 2016 /
Voith Rail Service Center Kiel has won the first contract to overhaul all bogies of the Stadler Flirt fleet from Cantus Verkehrsgesellschaft.
In our latest free-to-view Bogie Design & Developments Supplement, Volker Brundisch, Product Manager Mechatronics from Bombardier Transportation assesses axle bearings and condition monitoring for railway vehicles, plus Pedro Fortea, Director of MAFEX explains how the Spanish bogies and wheelsets market contributes to the rail industry…
Rail industry news / 28 October 2015 /
Equipment produced by Sheffield-based Mechan is helping Siemens Rail Systems UK bring to life its vision for the future of train maintenance…
In our latest free-to-view Bogies / Wheelsets Supplement, we have articles from Bombardier to give an update on the latest developments at their Bogies Technical Centre, plus experts from Loughborough University (UK) explain mechatronic bogies and their benefits and risks…
Issue 6 2014 / 3 December 2014 /
Locomotives are designed according to the prevailing state-of-the-art as a vehicle with two bogies. A locomotive bogie provides not only the function of carrying and guiding the vehicle, but it also enables the transmission of significant traction and braking forces. Depending on operational conditions and requirements, there are different technical, economic and operational constraints that were considered during the development of the latest generation of BOMBARDIER1 FLEXX1 Power bogies. Stefan Schrader – Product Manager, Business Unit Bogies at Bombardier Transportation, explains further…
The new SKF Multilog On-line System IMx-B, the first wireless full bogie monitoring system for all types of locomotives and passenger railway vehicles, enhances service, reliable operation and train maintenance efficiency…
Rail industry news / 10 July 2014 /
Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation celebrated the official opening of its new Bogie Technical Centre in Siegen, Germany…
In our latest free-to-view Bogies/Wheelsets supplement, read articles from Eddie Searancke from Bombardier about the FLEXX Eco Bogie; CETEST’s developments into testing instrumented wheelsets; and the latest progress into UNIFE’s EURXALES project…
Issue 6 2013 / 4 December 2013 /
BOMBARDIER1 FLEXX1 Compact is now a well-established name in the world of bogies for railway vehicles. There are currently more than 7,000 FLEXX Compact bogies in service or on order worldwide. Recently, the production of the 1,000th FLEXX Compact bogie for SNCF’s commuter train – BOMBARDIER1 SPACIUM1 – was celebrated at Bombardier’s site in Crespin, France. Simultaneously, the 1,400th FLEXX Compact bogie for BOMBARDIER1 TALENT12 trains for Deutsche Bahn left Bombardier’s factory in Siegen, Germany. The latest version of this type of bogie takes advantage of Bombardier’s extensive experience in this segment, with roots dating back to the 1990s with the bogies developed for BOMBARDIER1 TALENT1 vehicles.
The FLEXX Compact platform is characterised by a modular approach for maximum design flexibility. The FLEXX Compact bogie family is versatile in its range of features and performance due to wide use of adaptable modules and proven standardised components. This gives the advantages of a flexible bogie concept that can be cost-effectively adapted to meet specific operational requirements. FLEXX Compact bogies offer high quality running performance and are easy to maintain with low maintenance costs.
Bogies of the FLEXX Compact family are lightweight and have a torsionally elastic frame for optimal safety against derailment. The bogies are compact and therefore highly suitable for lowfloor vehicles where space for under-floor equipment is limited or for double-deck vehicles where reduced height of the side beam is required to accommodate the compact bogie to carbody interface.
EURAXLES – paving the way to enhanced railway safety (Raimund Abele, Chairman of the EURAXLES Steering Committee / Léa Paties, Project Manager at UNIFE and EURAXLES Project Coordinator)
Bombardier drives innovation with creation of new Bogie Technical Center (Harro Effertz, Head of Contracts, Legal Affairs and Claim Management and BTC Project Lead, Bombardier Transportation)
Testing the bogie (Igor Alonso-Portillo, Director for Strategy and Business Development, CETEST)
A status report on FLEXX Speed bogies for ZEFIRO 380 trains (Heiko Mannsbarth, Head of Product Management of the Business Unit Bogies and Steffen Vogt, Team Leader of the Vehicle Dynamics Department, Bombardier Transportation GmbH)