The digital condition monitoring of track equipment makes it possible to carry out maintenance before malfunctions cause traffic disruptions. The Finnish rolling stock maintenance company VR FleetCare has developed a new solution for monitoring the condition of track equipment, such as track circuits.
The new 72DL PLUS ultrasonic thickness gauge delivers precision thickness measurements at high speed in a portable, easy-to-use device. With fast scanning, advanced algorithms and Olympus’ lowest-ever minimum thickness capability, the gauge can measure the thickness of very thin layers for challenging applications across industries.
Kiepe Electric and consortium partner Alstom have received an order from Swedish tram operator Göteborgs Spårvägar and county transit agency Västtrafik to supply an additional 40 longer trams. Kiepe Electric is a brand of Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and other systems for rail and commercial vehicles.
First order for multisystem locomotives with XLoad equipment package. Switzerland’s SBB Cargo International AG, in cooperation with SüdLeasing GmbH, has ordered 20 Vectron multisystem locomotives equipped with the XLoad package from Siemens Mobility. SBB Cargo International will lease the locomotives from SüdLeasing under a long-term rental plan with a flexible term.
Wabtec is tackling the challenge of reducing fine particles in tunnels on train networks through technology that drastically reduces friction brake emissions. Pollution – whether of oceans, groundwater or air – is one of the hot-button topics of our age. Reducing air pollution by car fumes has long been the primary objective of much research and development, and equally the issue of air quality in train tunnels is not a new concern.
Tenneco will showcase its new Jurid 847 LL brake block for customers in the rail freight industry at the 2022 InnoTrans in Berlin, Germany (September 20 – 23, stand 430 / Hall 1.2). The Jurid® 847 has been homologated by the International Union of Railways (UIC) and represents Tenneco’s second generation of LL blocks for Europe.
The train has been tested without passengers and has been improved since the last autumn. Now the certificate of compliance with the safety requirements for passenger transportation has been obtained and the Tver Carriage Works (part of the JSC Transmashholding) can produce trains of this model on a serial basis. Ivolga 3.0 will run on the MCD-3 and MCD-4.