Removing bearings, wheels, can be easier than you think!
Train maintenance Rolling stock
Removing bearings, wheels and other drive components can be easier and safer than you think!
Rolling stock maintenance is an important part of the railway system. Imagine what would happen if this is neglected: stalled trains would block rails and the existing timetables would become a complete mess. This is why regular maintenance is necessary in order to maintain a reliable train park.
Engineers will recognize the risks they run into when confronted with stuck wheels or bearings. Cutting or grinding can be dangerous and can cause damage to shafts. Even the task of installing parts in a safe way can be a challenge. Having the right tools in a maintenance facility should be a priority to ensure reliability and also personal safety!
Bega Special Tools is specialized in tools for removing and installing bearings and other transmission parts. Particularly for the Rail and Metro business a number of tools have been designed to remove and install railway bearing sets, gears, brake discs, labyrinth rings and so forth.
- For removing and installing railway bearing sets and labyrinth rings you can use special induction heaters. Middle frequency induction heating technology is a safe and cost effective heating method which improves the quality of installation. Bega is manufacturer of the BETEX MF Quick-Heater, various models are available, combined with fixed or flexible inductors.
- For removing gears and train wheels Bega supplies a unique series of self-centering hydraulic pullers (4-150 t capacity!). These pullers are so easy to use and require a minimum of set-up time. We have examples of dismounting wheels in combination with oil pressure.
- More specialistic is the BETEX BPP/BPPS. This is a combined bearing puller & pusher exclusively designed for mounting and dismounting railway bearing sets.
All described tools and methods have one thing in common: they are designed to make the job easier, faster and above all safer. Flameless induction heating offers so many advantages: safety, environmentally friendly, easy handling, no noise or pollution. Even reuse of parts is a real possibility.