Wheelset Rubber Support Pads - Wheelset Protector
Railway companies like Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB) store and transport thousands of wheelsets as spare parts for their trains. In Switzerland alone, there are more than 3,500 sets of wheels in storage in service and production facilities. They usually rest on wooden frames or blocks that soon show signs of wear due to the heavy weight.
Besides high replacement rates, broken blocks of wood are a safety hazard during transport. Accordingly, the main prerogative for the product development at REX was high stability.
Rubber Support Pads
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Handling & Storage of wheelset Rubber Pads
Due to its compact size and secure fasting, the wheelset holder facilitates the handling during transport. In contrast to wooden pallets, the rubber boot can remain mounted on the wheelset while it is transported on a forklift, loaded onto or unloaded from a train. When the rubber boot is not in use, it requires only a minimum of storage space. This also makes it a flexible solution for temporary storage
Transport of Wheelset Rubber Shoe
REX’s product fits wheelsets of all sizes, since all common diameters have been taken into account for its design. Magnets on both sides of the rubber boot keep the wheelset securely in place. The magnets are protected against corrosion and can easily be replaced if necessary. In addition, the wheelsets can also be fastened to the boot by means of lashing straps.