In the wheel-rail wheel shop division on September 10, began installation of basic equipment of a new automated production line of high-tech railway wheels for domestic and foreign high-speed trains.
Complete installation of equipment is planned before the end of October, and then begin the phase of commissioning.
Equipment from leading manufacturers, arrived for the assembly line, forms a compact (its total length will be 100 meters) and a unique production chain is the world’s only production of wheels for high-speed traffic, united in a continuous process manufacturing, finish machining, acceptance (ultrasonic testing , magnetic particle testing, coordinate measuring machine), cleaning and painting. The central element of the future of the line is vertical turning and milling machining center with CNC German firm Pittler.
The new line will produce VSW-the-art high-tech wheels that meet the highest standards of quality, which is primarily based on providing maximum security, high-speed passenger services.
Vyksa wheels will complete the train of Siemens («Peregrine") and high-speed trains "Swallow". The project for the development of high-speed railway wheels at VSW implemented under the strategic partnership agreement until 2015, which was signed between the OMC and the Railways.