Ukrainian industrial company Interpipe continues to develop cooperation with the national operator of German railways - Deutsche Bahn.
In April 2021, the first batch of new design ET 442 wheels with a diameter of 840 mm has already been shipped and successfully inspected at the customer.
Among the main design features - drilling in the disc for installing disc brakes, as well as increased requirements for the accuracy of geometric parameters and tolerances. The customer also put forward special requirements for painting. So, the wheels are covered with both a maintenance coating and a temporary one, which will be removed when installing the brake discs and when pressing the wheels into the wheelsets.
“Wheels ET 442 is a complex product, for the production of which Interpipe made a lot of efforts. Before releasing an industrial batch, we certified a new design for us in accordance with TSI and European standards. Deutsche Bahn was satisfied with the results of the control and will use our products for the repair and renewal of wheelsets, ”said Alexander Garkavy, Director of the Railway Products Division of Interpipe.
“The production of such wheels is another step towards strengthening the company's position in the EU passenger transportation market. Our strategic goal is to increase the export of high-tech products both for the national operator of German railways and for other carriers in Europe, ”the Interpipe press service noted.