Heavy Maintenance and Components: 7 Core Areas & Services

Posted by Charlotte on May 14, 2020 1:00:00 PM

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Finishing off our 360˚ support of all things rail is our ‘powerhouse’ sector covering rolling stock heavy maintenance. Trains are incredible machines that play an integral role in our society, transporting vital resources across vast distances. To ensure safety and productivity on the tracks these units must be maintained to a high standard.

More and more clients are taking advantage of our maintenance support services. Accumulated competence, together with optimised maintenance planning, implementation, management and control of maintenance activities has translated into optimal availability, reliability and maintainability of the fleets we have worked on.

 

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Heavy Maintenance Components

TXM Projects' system solutions cover the whole range of components for train maintenance, including engine, transmission and control electronics. Be it light rail, monorail or metro vehicles, regional transport or high-speed trains, we offer solutions for every application. In close cooperation with our supply partners and customers, we adapt our capabilities to any given purpose and situation, always keeping an eye on the safety of passengers and train.

In this post we’ve highlighted the 7 key components we work on and explain them in detail below, they are:

  1. Relays

  2. Air Systems

  3. Gangway Ends

  4. Doors

  5. Coupler

  6. Bogies

  7. Wheels

 

And here’s the detail:

1. Relays

We regularly work with industry partners who have a fully equipped facility for the overhaul of most types of relays/pneumatic/hydraulic valves, regulators & pressure switches. They can turn any overhaul around in 5 days and are regularly audited to GM/RT2450 for suppliers/manufacturers of safety-critical products.

Working recently in collaboration with Porterbrook and ScotRail, we delivered maintenance packages on the Class 170 units and continue to offer support for other intrusive packages.

 

2. Air Systems

Air systems are safety-critical and require close attention when overhauling to ensure they seal tight to deliver maximum performance. Modern trains rely upon a fail-safe air brake system. We realise the critical nature of these parts, therefore, offer our customers the very best levels of quality and service.

 

3. Gangway Ends

We have a wealth of experience in successfully undertaking component refurbishments for a wide range of train operating companies. Replacing major safety-critical elements like gangway ends has been part of the work streams we have delivered. Working closely with the supply chain and customer, we have successfully removed, repaired and replaced gangway bellows on numerous units.

 

4. Doors

Drawing upon our exceptional range of skills and experience, we offer a total service. We cover the installation, maintenance and upgrades to door systems and, working closely with our supply chain partners, the overhaul of operating mechanisms, controls and door panels.

Using the most advanced technology and drawing upon an exceptional range of skills and experience; we can also offer a total service covering design and manufacture of composite doors via our manufacturing partner.

 

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5. Coupler

Complex equipment needs to be expertly installed and commissioned to ensure longevity and continuity of service. Our installation team has provided a high-quality capability to a wide range of rail clients whilst providing safety-critical competence to ensure we can deliver a comprehensive and industry-leading solution.

Customers can rely upon us to follow their procedures stringently whilst benefitting from the added value of expert insight and problem-solving, resulting in improved processes and practices. We are also working closely with an approved supplier to provide the core skills in materials technology, welding technology, non-destructive testing and traction and rolling stock engineering.

 

6. Bogies

Working closely with our partner, we can undertake the overhaul, refurbishment and repair of all types of passenger rolling stock and freight wagon bogies. We're able to offer our customers a fully comprehensive service including the overhaul of the wheelsets. We're also able to undertake the repair of damaged and fractured bogie frames. The workshops are fully equipped for carrying out shot blasting, non-destructive testing and repainting of bogies.

 

7. Wheels

Working closely with our partner, we can undertake the overhaul of all types of locomotive, passenger rolling stock and freight wagon wheelsets. Supply of power-driven and passenger wheelsets, replacement of worn, components, magnetic particle inspection, ultrasonic testing, dynamic balancing of wheelsets. Work carried out also includes the re-profiling of wheelsets, re-wheeling, renewal of axles and bearings, the overhaul of suspension tubes and axle boxes.

 

Final words from TXM Projects

It has been an incredibly tough time for the rail industry and nation as a whole, luckily our administration team can work remotely to supply the key workers available to keep the nations rolling stock on the move.

To find out more about TXM Projects' Heavy Maintenance services just Click Here to set up a digital meeting or call directly on our client hotline here 07741 666812