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100% Hardness Testing

100% Hardness Testing

Every AAR Casting is individually hardness tested to ensure AAR requirements are surpassed.

100% Wet Mag Particle Inspection

100% Wet Mag Particle Inspection

Every Workhorse Knuckle and Coupler is wet mag particle inspected. This guarantees casting quality over and above industry requirements.

Wabtec Freight Car Products Stainless Steel Badge Plates

AAR S-374 Type Stainless Steel Badge Plates

Cardwell Westinghouse can laser etch customer brake rigging schematics from supplied .DXF type files onto AAR S-734 type stainless steel badge plates.

  • Cardwell’s laser etching machine draws the carbon in the metal plate to the surface leaving a dark brown black etched impression and does not use paint, which can wear away over time
  • Ability to easily clean dirt and grit from the stainless steel plate

Wabtec Bespoke Composite Moulding Manufacture Support

Bespoke Composite Moulding Manufacture

Brecknell Willis Composites manufactures high quality composite mouldings ranging from hand held Arc Shields to Train Cabs & 23 Meter Radomes.
 
Resin Systems:

  • Polyester: A general purpose system that can meet Fire specifications from CLASS 3 to 1.
  • Synolite 5001-T-1: For Electrical protection used for many Arc Barriers and Arc shields.
  • Phenolic: Exceptional fire, smoke and toxicity performance.
  • Vinylester: Extremely stable, perfect for tooling and moulds.

 
Reinforcements:

  • Chopped strand Glass Fibre mat
  • Woven Glass & Carbon Fibre Fabrics
  • Foam Core reinforcement

Best Casting Solidity

Best Casting Solidity

As a result of Workhorse Rail's casting process, internal inspections of Workhorse castings reveal unsurpassed levels of casting solidity.

Wabtec Repairs Services Bogie / Casting Overhaul

Bogie / Casting Overhaul

Wabtec Rail undertakes the overhaul, refurbishment and conversion of all types of locomotive, passenger rolling stock and freight wagon bogies. We are able to offer our customers a fully comprehensive service with the overhaul of the wheelsets, brake equipment, suspension systems and dampers undertaken in-house at our Works. We are able to undertake the repair of damaged and fractured bogie frames. Our Workshops are fully equipped for carrying out shot blasting, non-destructive testing and repainting of bogies.
 
We provide all accepts a refurbishment service, and currently overhaul, Diesel multiple units, Electric multiple units, passenger and freight Bogies.  The dirty Bogies are collected from the customers premise and on receipt at our state of the art workshops, the bogies are cleaned and then components are removed for overhaul. The Bogie frames are then shot blasted and undergo examinations, including magnetic particle inspection of key and known and defect areas. The equipment that has been removed is  overhauled on our line side production cells, the specialised components, including wheelsets and braking equipment are overhauled in specific production silo. Once the component overhaul is complete the bogie frames are painted are then reassembled  with the overhauled equipment. Prior to output the Bogie suspension is adjusted, so as when they returned they can fit straight under a train. The bogies are then returned to the customer and are ready to undertake passenger service. We also offer a 48 hour turn around service which reduces the need for addition float requirements to support turnaround times. We have the skills base to offer any heavy engineering solutions including non destructive testing . We have a large and highly trained workforce and invest in apprenticeship training programmes to ensure that our skill bases is maintained.

Wabtec Design Manufacture Repair Overhaul Freight Bogies

Bogies

Design, Manufacture & Accreditation of Track Friendly Freight Bogies

  • Repair & Overhaul of Freight Bogies
  • Freight Bogie Suspension Review & Enhancement
  • Repair & Overhaul of Passenger Bogies

Wabtec locomotive Services Brake Actuator Repair Overhaul

Brake Actuator Repair & Overhaul

Wabtec Rail overhaul and repair a full range of Railway Air Brake Components from various manufacturers including Knorr Bremse (Westinghouse), Faiveley (SAB WABCO), Wabtec/Wabco and Wabtec MZT.
 
Our overhaul expertise extends across a full range of components including distributors, brake cylinders, disc brake actuators, slack adjusters/regulators, air reservoirs, end cocks and hoses. We also supply and support a range of new UIC and TSI approved components from our sister company Wabtec MZT.

Wabtec Freight Locomotive Brake Actuator Repair Overhaul

Brake Distributor Repair & Overhaul

Wabtec Rail overhaul and repair a full range of Railway Air Brake Components from various manufacturers including Knorr Bremse (Westinghouse), Faiveley (SAB WABCO), Wabtec/Wabco and Wabtec MZT.
 
Our overhaul expertise extends across a full range of components including distributors, brake cylinders, disc brake actuators, slack adjusters/regulators, air reservoirs, end cocks and hoses. We also supply and support a range of new UIC and TSI approved components from our sister company Wabtec MZT.

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Calendering

Premium rubber coated fabrics and sheet stock available cured or uncured. Custom compounding, configurations in a range of elastomers and fabrics (some U/L listed). Excellent for use in molded applications as well as gasket and die cutting material

Wabtec Freight Train Servicing Chock Reconditioning

Chock Reconditioning

  • Wabtec reconditions chocks by thoroughly cleaning, inspecting, and equipping them with new straps
  • Wabtec replaces worn parts are replaced with new before upgrading the devices with our latest patent-pending, proprietary enhancements, assuring the best reconditioned chocks available
  • Steel bodies are sand-blasted then powder-coated, creating a clean durable finish that is corrosion resistant.

Wabtec Composite Finishing Paint Assembly Servicing

Composite Finishing and Assembly Service

Brecknell Willis Composites boasts an expansive finishing workshop. 
 
Finishing

  • In-house spray paint & bake facilities
  • "Self-coloured", Gelcoat finish mouldings

Assembly
For more complex components, some assembly is required. This may involve drilling holes, adding threaded inserts or bonding other reinforcement onto the composite material.
 

Wabtec Repairs Composite Refurbishment Service

Composite Refurbishment Service

Due to the adaptable nature of composite materials, many components can be repaired after being damaged or worn out. Brecknell Willis Composites offers regular refurbishment and modification services to extend the lifespan of their customer's GRP products.
 
Refurbishment services:

  • Product modification
  • Insert replacement
  • Cosmetic repairs
  • Structural Composite repairs

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Elastomer Bonding & Overmolding

Rubber-to-fabric, rubber-to-metal and rubber-to-phenolic / thermoset. Specially formulated adhesive systems strong enough to provide consistent bonds that withstand flexing and chemical attack found in harsh environments

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Extrusion

Standard and custom profiles in a variety of sizes and materials. Autoclave curing. Applications include marine fender and snow plow blades.

Fixed Stable Multi-year Pricing

Fixed Stable Multi-year Pricing

Workhorse Rail welcomes long-term supply relationships through multi-year contracts. Lock in quality supply with fixed pricing from Workhorse Rail.

Iron castings

Iron Castings

SanCasT produces high-quality castings in weights ranging from one to 120 pounds on our Hunter® 20 X 26 and BP® 20 X 26 molding machines in the following irons: 

  • Class 25 and Class 30 Gray Iron
  • Acicular Gray Iron
  • Ferritic Ductile Iron
  • Pearlitic Ductile Iron

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Mandrel Building

Supported and unsupported elements from 1" to 30' long in a range of diameters. Autoclave curing (30" high x 52' long or 78" high x 53.5' long). All rubber, fabric-reinforced rubber and metal-reinforced rubber

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Molding

Compression, injection and transfer molding. Rubber, bonded rubber / overmolding, phenolic and thermoset materials with custom formulations available. Small to large part sizes; low to high volume production capabilities.

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Orcomatic Molding

Proprietary molding process. Cost effective solution for continuous, high-volume production of small components with single or multi-cavity setups.

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