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Bezhitsa Steel Foundry Receives Certificate of Compliance for Cast Wheel Centers to Equip Novocherkassk Freight Electric Locomotives
15 May 2018 y.

Bezhitsa Steel Foundry Receives Certificate of Compliance for Cast Wheel Centers to Equip Novocherkassk Freight Electric Locomotives


JSC PA Bezhitsa Steel Foundry (part of JSC Transmachholding) received its certificate of compliance for steel casts “Wheel Center for Rolling Stock” designed for Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Plant’s (NEVZ, part of JSC Transmachholding) electric locomotives.

Cooperating with facilities of the holding, Bezhitsa Steel Foundry will manufacture wheel centers for freight and mixed cargo electric locomotives produced by NEVZ. The plant has already started production of two types of wheel centers for passenger electric locomotives EP1M and EP1P.

Wheel center is a steel cast part of a wheel pair. Wheel pairs accept and transmit locomotive’s vertical mass loads onto rails, absorb shocks and horizontal forces. Wheel pairs transmit the torque from traction motors as friction forces harmonize in the spot of contact between rails and wheels while accelerating or braking. The quality of wheel pairs guarantees safe operation; this is why customers look for better materials, manufacturing, and assembly. As a result of technical innovations, Bezhitsa Steel Foundry engineers succeeded to increase their material-to-output ratio and production efficiency manufacturing wheel centers.

This certificate of compliance with the Customs Union Technical Regulations 001/2011 “On Safety of Railway Rolling Stock” allows the company to produce wheel centers until February 2020.

The first batch of new wheel center casts in the amount of 16 units was already shipped to NEVZ.