Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant acquired certificates for the products with increased load-carrying capacity
In accordance with the plans for the construction of the new generation rolling stock at the Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant, the certification of the bogie for the freight cars with 23,5 tf axial load model 18-9855 type Barber S-2-R and the drop bottom universal gondola model 12-9853 on its basis has been successfully carried out.
Thus on the eve of the launch of the main car assembling facility of the Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant the permit of the Register of Certification on the Federal Railway Transport for the production of the main types of the innovative bogie type Barber S-2-R of the two weight categories – with axial loads of 23,5 and 25 tf has been obtained. The range of bogies with different load-carrying capacity matching all types of the modern cars will allow implementing the whole spectrum of objectives set before the freight cars.
In the framework of the long-term agreement the developer of the running gear - Standard Car Truck (USA) will carry out further improvement of the bogies Barber S-2-R and increasing their axial loads to 27 tons and more.
The foreign experience of the design of the freight cars running gears allowed developing the innovative bogies which in safety and stability factors, ability rating and service reliability surpass the analogues currently manufactured on the territory of the 1520 gauge. The operation of the freight cars on the Barber bogies will enable the owner of the rolling stock to increase the efficiency of the business by means of cutting costs on operation and repair of the rolling stock and the owner of the infrastructure will increase safety of operation and carrying capacity of railways by raising load-carrying capacity and running speed of the freight trains.
Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant decided to develop the Barber design as an open standard for all the car producers, that`s why now with the active participation of the OJSC “RZD” the preparation for the mass operation of the cars on the Barber bogies is being carried out. We remind that the company owes the intellectual rights for the Barber S-2-R bogies design, its production and sales on the territory of the 1520 gauge.
According to Maksim Kuzemchenko, director of the CJSC “Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant” trading company “the solutions applied at the design, the plant`s activity at the implementation into the network and expected economic effect now make the cars on the Barber bogies attractive for the market. Almost all the major operators today announced of their readiness for the purchase of the cars with Barber technology and large car producers also show interest to the application of the bogie”
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