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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

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Communication Services

Xorail’s System Integration & Communications Group delivers seamless integration across cutting-edge voice & data communications systems, signaling systems, grade crossings, and train control & dispatch systems. Our signaling background enables us to do more for you, from conceptual design and communications architecture, to detailed plans, procurement, project management, testing, integration, commissioning, and full documentation.

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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Construction Services

FIELD CONSTRUCTION
Our experienced construction teams can provide installation of your highway crossing or wayside signal project with on-site support personnel for in-service testing of equipment. Our inspectors and technicians can complete all required documentation for each unit, component, and system placed in service

Wabtec road rail equipment Design and Manufacture Servicing

Design and Manufacture

LH Access Technology designs and builds a wide range of road/rail equipment that meets the stringent quality and safety criteria set for the world’s rail networks.  LH Access Technology is the only UK based approved Road/Rail Unimog supplier, offering experienced personnel qualified to work on safety critical components.

Wabtec Service Support Education Books Training Materials

Education - Books and Training Materials

Wabtec offers a wide variety of material geared toward educating rail personnel on the operation and maintenance of rail air brake equipment. Obtain a training catalog at wabtec.com/events for a complete listing of publications.

Wabtec Education Support Service Locomotive Air Brake Training

Education - Locomotive Air Brake Training

Wabtec offers comprehensive training seminars and material geared toward educating rail personnel on the operation and maintenance of rail equipment
 
Annual training classes are held at our facility in the spring and fall. Separate courses cover Locomotive and Freight Car Air Brakes. The classes are 3 1/2 days long and provide more in-depth training for people wanting a better understanding and knowledge of train brake equipment.  Each class in Wilmerding starts at 8:30 am and runs until 3:45 pm Tuesday through Thursday.  Friday’s class will start at 8:30am but will end in the morning to allow for travel. Personal protective equipment needed for the class is safety approved footwear.
 
Freight Air Brake Training Class:  The freight car air brake training is designed around the Single Car Test Procedure per AAR S-486. We start at basic brakes defining the reason for brakes and testing. From there we cover history of air brakes and the various components that make up a typical freight car. This includes single capacity and empty/load equipment. Once the student understands the makeup of the brake system, we cover train brakes and terminal brake testing. Thursday is spent on Single Car Testing. We define the proper test procedure and the end of the day will be spent on the written exam. Friday is spent with the automated test devices and the test procedures. We will take time to try various applications and simulations with the 150 car air brake rack. Thursday we will take time for a tour of our facility. Note, we cannot provide the final item for air test certification per FRA 232 requirements in our facility in Wilmerding. We do not have a railcar for the student to do the practical test. For those that need to be certified alternate arrangements can be made for on-site training.
 
Locomotive Air Brake Training Class: This class is designed for a locomotive mechanic/machinist but it is adaptable to anyone working on locomotive brake equipment. We cover basic locomotive brakes, the history of air brakes and key in on the 26 type brake equipment. In this class you will learn how to read an air brake diagrams, what the various components do and how they work together. By understanding the components the student is better equipped to troubleshoot the 26L or 30ACDW brake equipment. Classes have gone through a transformation to include the operation of electronic brakes with freight pneumatic operation. With more electronic equipped locomotives, Friday mornings are devoted specifically to EPIC and Fastbrake equipment operation.
 
Locomotive EPIC/Fastbrake Class: These classes are set up ONLY in response to specific customer request. The class will be tailored to the customer needs in a generic class covering EPIC 3102 or II or Fastbrake or all types of Locomotive brake equipment. It is recommended the students attend the locomotive air brake class as a prerequisite. In this class we cover basics of locomotive brakes and how the electronic brakes have evolved. The various components that make up each of these systems and how to test, calibrate, maintain and troubleshoot of each of the systems.
 
All 2017 Training Class Dates:
Freight Training:  March 7–10,  April 4–7, September 19–22, October 17-20
Locomotive Training:  March 21–24, May 2–5, October 3–6, November 7–10
 
Freight & Locomotive Brake Training Publications

Wabtec Education Training Qualification Program PTC Systems

Education - PTC Training and Qualification Program for PTC Systems

Wabtec offers comprehensive training seminars and material geared toward educating rail personnel on the operation and maintenance of rail equipment.
 
Designed as a training and qualification program for PTC systems subject to FRA Rule, 49PART236 sub part I, Wabtec’s training program educates students on PTC systems to enable them to provide superior product support and install on-board PTC equipment to ensure successful railroad operations.
Class curriculum includes the use of an in-class virtual PTC environment simulator and will provide trainees the knowledge to: – Safely install, replace, or repair each of the on-board PTC components – Safely install, replace, or repair the interconnecting wiring for each PTC component – Load operating software to critical PTC components – Configuration for PTC operation – Validation testing of the PTC and related locomotive systems – Adhere to SAE standards: Producing quality, reliability, and repeatability – Troubleshoot, diagnose, repair, and test all related aspects of the onboard PTC equipment – Rapidly identify potential technical PTC system discrepancies that may pose an operational safety issue.
 
 

Wabtec Designs Testing Consulting Engineering Services

Engineering Services

TransTech's team of engineers works to innovate and streamline products with decades of performance reliability.  They are available for consultation, design, and testing services.

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Engineering Services

At Xorail, we provide our clients with the necessary information to make feasibility, design, and estimating decisions throughout the course of a project. We were thefirst to introduce a completely electronic interactive survey data package to the railroad industry. The Electronic Interactive Survey is a state-of-the-art compilation of all the project information for a geographical location, including project plans, forms, maps, sketches, correspondence, and pictures related to a project. The Electronic Interactive Survey allows remote secure access to the most up-to-date project information without concern of version control that is required with traditional print and distribution updates. Access to this information is authorized only by the Client.

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E-Track Inspection System

  •  Keeping Track of your inspection
  • Easy FRA Inspection Test Management
  • Offline and Mobile Devices
  • Defect Remediation

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Fiber Optic Installation on Railroad Right of Way

Railroad Controls installs fiber optic cabling on railroad right of ways in conjunction with wayside signal installation projects.

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IRSE Assessing Agency

IRSE Assessing Agency

AM Rail Group is delighted to announce its new status as an IRSE/EAL assessing agency and signalling training academy.
We offer signalling training and competence development to graduate engineers and professionally qualified rail professionals who want to enhance their railway signalling expertise. Our Worldwide Excellence in Achievement and Learning (EAL) approved academy incorporates a fully accredited IRSE assessing agency, which allows us to offer a multitude of workplace and competence assessments on behalf of the signalling professional body.
The picture shows our advert in the July/August edition of IRSE News.

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Management Services

Xorail has a cadre of signal personnel trained in project management techniques with extensive experience in their application to engineering and construction projects. These project managers coordinate efforts of every phase of a project, helping to unify the efforts of the customers, contractors, and subcontractors into one seamless process. In addition, Xorail project managers coordinate the efforts of the surveying and estimating departments. The project manager compiles the costs for each department associated with the entire project, then prepares cost analysis and benefit statements so that the project may be approved. After project approval, the project manager helps coordinate the final design and sets timeline objectives for each phase of the project. The project manager is involved with design, distribution, construction, and installation in order to ensure quality throughout the entire project.

Wabtec Positive Train Control PTC Pantograph Overhauls

Pantograph Overhauls

TransTech & Stemmann-Technik provides routine overhauls, mid-life overhauls, repairs, and overhaul kits for pantographs.

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Part Sales

LH Access Technology can offer a full new parts and spares service for the following:

  • Mercedes-Benz Unimog
  • Mitsubishi Fuso

We carry many items in stock available for next day delivery.

Wabtec Patternmaking service layup infusion bagging tooling

Patternmaking Facilities and Expertise

Brecknell Willis Composites offers a comprehensive in-house patternmaking service. This allows BWC to collaborate with customers to produce bespoke tooling before manufacture commences, ensuring the product supplied meets their exact requirements.
 
Manufacturing processes:

  • Hand layup
  • Vacuum infusion
  • Vacuum bagging
  • Cold press tooling

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Quality & Services

Quality & Services
We provide extensive services, which fully comply with customer requirements. 100 years of experience and our technical expertise in development, production, maintenanceafter sales service/spare parts and quality practice go into these services. We take care of our customers’ and clients’ needs, apply a holistic and solution-oriented thought process, act flexibly and help quickly at home and abroad.
As a manufacturer, we supply you with original spare parts “Made in Germany” during the entire application period of our products.
 
Development
Constructive know-how for customised solutions
The main focus of our constructive services is in compiling solutions made to measure for challenging assignments together with our customers. From the idea of a producible component as a one of a kind or serial product. Numerous innovations and records attest to the quality of our constructive work.
Many of our teams of engineers have international experience and have been working together in well-established project teams for many years. Professional equipment and tools go without saying. Efficient processes throughout all phases also ensure the economic success of the project for our clients.
Creative design

  • Engineering work for international sales orders
  • Development of serial products and special-purpose solutions 
  • Upgrading and optimisation of existing customer systems
  • Modification of our own standard series and technologies
  • Development of innovative technologies/system solutions
  • Constructive work in international joint projects

 
Service and Maintenance
Ensuring ongoing availability
Routine and all-round maintenance prevents uncontrollable downtimes. Upon request, we put our own as well as third party components and products through their paces.
We strive to make mobile equipment available at all times in everyday industrial life. For this purpose, we have competent and skilled service technicians at our disposal with standardised tools and equipment. We would be more than happy to compile an individual maintenance proposal for you.
 
Acting instead of reacting

  • Routine, predictable maintenance intervals
  • Application of original spare parts
  • Ensuring ongoing availability
  • Direct cost control

 
After sales service/Spare parts
High class German workmanship for international markets
We cover the entire production range of our energy and data transfer systems in a 15,000 sqm roofed production area. We manufacture, assemble and carry out a thorough inspection of technical core components as well as most of the products before delivery. This makes it possible for us to quickly manufacture high quality spare parts for your requirements and to provide our customers with them just as quickly.
Extraordinary expertise in development and production enables us to advise each customer individually and to support each customer effectively in any situation. Lean structures, dedicated employees and state-of-the-art machinery ensure punctual delivery.
 
High quality work from A to Z

  • short reaction times according to customer requests
  • efficient product development based on proven and tested technologies/model ranges
  • production according to international standards and directives
  • internal assembly, quality control and testing
  • quick delivery, even for large contract volumes
  • extensive customised services

 
Quality Management
Highest quality for satisfied customers
The quality of our services and products is aimed at the complete fulfilment of our customers’ wishes, needs and expectations. In the process, the benchmark for the assessment of our quality is first and foremost set by you - our customer.
Internal quality management ensures compliance with international standards and directives. The implementation of the QM system is carried out according to standardised methods and with the help of flexible tools for the modelling and documentation of all production and business processes (DIN EN ISO 9001:2008).
 
Certificates and Approvals

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