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Cleaning of railway axles

Cleaning of railway axles


Project: Cleaning of railway axles before inspection with magnetic flux

Year: 2011

Industry: Railway industry

Problem: Bulgarian railway company Trakcia was looking for ecological solution to clean railway axles before inspection with magnetic flux. The cleaning procedure must not be too aggressive, because the base material must not be damaged, but the tough coating must be removed.

Solution: FerroECOBlast provided a solution for cleaning railway axles with special mix of soda and abrasive medium. We made a through feed cabinet BLAST 27-16 RWHE, in which the wheels are rolled in manually. Blast cleaning is performed manually and activated by a foot pedal. Rotation of the wheels is also activated by a separate foot pedal. After cleaning is finished, the doors must be manually opened and the wheels are lifted to the rails by pneumatic lift system.




Research partners

Research partners: Univerza v LjubljaniBAYREUTH UNIVERSITYFraunhoferCleanER 




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