EVRAZ NTMK Designs New Rail Wheel EV002 for Freight Railcars
The new, improved parameters stem from a completely new shape of the wheel disk that reduces both inner strain and fatigue cracking. The shape was designed with the help of math modeling, EVRAZ Holding Ural’s Corporate Communications Center’s PR Department reports.
‘Major railcar manufacturers are now switching to railcars with central load of up to 27,000 kg and are showing an interest in wheels with low-strain disks. These wheels have a longer lifespan and make it possible to handle more cargo,’ says Managing Director at EVRAZ Nizhniy Tagil Integrated Metallurgical Plant and EVRAZ Kachkanarsky Ore Mining & Processing Enterprise Alexei Kushnarev.