Rolling Contact Fatigue (RCF) System

Rolling Contact Fatigue (RCF) System

Drive complete rolling stock wheelsets over corresponding rail in controlled laboratory settings to replicate surface and sub-surface wear and other aspects of rolling contact fatigue, resulting from real-world wheel and rail contact. This turnkey solution enables engineers to better predict wheel set and rail life cycles, understand the implications of different materials and geometries on steering and durability, mitigate potential risks and minimize maintenance costs.    

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Key Product Features

Innovative Technology

Unique solution capable of performing rolling contact fatigue (RCF) testing on complete wheelsets

Accurate / Repeatable

Fixed (rigidly mounted) wheelset ensures that all loads are measured directly where they are reacted

Durable / Reliable

Rail carriage supported on hydro-static bearings, increasing accuracy, extending life and minimizing maintenance

First of a Kind

Displacement control automatically compensates for changes in wheelset loading

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