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Rail Cars Roll On Our Wheels

Rail Cars Roll On Our Wheels

Customer: Material Handling Manufacturing

Application: Our customer was contracted by a rail car manufacturer to create a carrier for rail cars as they go through the manufacturing process.

Issue:  These rail cars were extremely heavy, weighing about 150,000lbs,  each wheel had to carry 17,500 pounds and roll freely. In addition, one set of wheels on each of the carriers was powered by a motor.

Solution: Caster Concepts sales and engineering team worked with the customer to design and build solid steel single flange wheels on a stub axle. The axle /wheel assembly was mounted between pillow blocks for increased bearing capacity and alignment.

Benefit: The manufacturer of the carriers could not have created a solution for their client without Caster Concepts, we designed the perfect wheel for the challenge, achieving the weight capacity and mounting requirements for their custom application.

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