Services

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 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.

Wabtec locomotive Compressor Overhaul Repair servicing

Compressor Overhaul

Wabtec Rail offer a comprehensive overhaul and repair service for locomotive compressors from various classes of locomotives including Class 66, Class 67 & Class 70.
 
Wabtec Rail set up a modern state-of-the-art compressor overhaul and test facility at our Doncaster site in 2012 with parts supply and support from Wabtec Global Services USA and Triangle Engineered Products (part of the Wabtec Corporation) who between them are by far the largest Locomotive Compressor repair and overhaul business in North America.
 
 Our standard overhaul of Gardner Denver WLN compressors (as fitted to Class 66 and Class 67 locomotives) includes fitting new High Pressure and Low Pressure cylinder assemblies with improved cam type pistons and improved design piston rings and connecting rods, new crankshaft and bearings, a new flexible hose water conversion kit and manifold, new inlet and outlet valves and 100% of all bearings, seals, gaskets and fasteners. The compressor is then functionally tested and run-in in the fully automatic test house for over 4½ hours at speeds up to 1050rpm.

Wabtec Vehicle Transit Car Door Overhaul Repair Servicing

Door Overhaul

Wabtec Rail, through the incorporation of Vapor Stone, has an internationally renown reputation for the supply of rail vehicle and bus door systems. Working in conjunction with Wabtec Corporation’s Vapor Rail and Transit Divisions our door systems can be found on inter-city, underground and metro rail vehicles throughout the UK, North America, Asia and the Far East.
 
Using the most advanced technology and drawing upon an exceptional range of skills and experience, we offer a total service covering operating mechanisms, controls and door panels and including design, manufacture, installation, maintenance and upgrades. 
 
Our approach is as flexible as it is thorough. We can provide everything from individual parts to complete systems using either pneumatic or electric actuators that can be combined with electro-mechanical or programmable electronic controls. Where needed, bridge plates and moving steps can be integrated with the door systems for ease of access.
 
SYSTEM OPTIONS
Our manufacturing capability provides a complete range of options - pneumatic systems, compact electric belt drive systems and independent linear electric drive systems, each with advanced features. 
 
In addition, we have developed an innovative solution to the wear and misalignment problems to which roller and tube systems have always been prone. Eliminating the wear and door panel binding caused by misalignment, our Linear Bearing Guide System has proved itself a great success and is now being applied to an increasing number of vehicles.
 
REPLACEMENT PARTS, REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE
We can supply parts for Peters Door Systems and Deans Door Systems as well as those for our own systems. Our repair and maintenance packages focus at all times on quality and safety and are tailored to meet our clients’ individual needs.
 
TOTAL REFURBISHMENT AND UPGRADE PACKAGES
With a range of advanced technologies at our disposal, we can quickly and cost-effectively bring existing door systems up to the very highest current operating standards.
 
OFF-SITE SERVICES
More and more of our clients are taking advantage of our off-site services, which cover both repairs and maintenance and refurbishment/upgrades. 
Working from your own site anywhere in the country, our off-site teams deliver a service that incorporates the most stringent quality control procedures.

wabtec HVAC retrofit off-site maintenance overhaul upgrade

HVAC

Wabtec Rail, through the incorporation of Vapor Stone, has an internationally renown reputation for the supply of vehicle heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Our HVAC services cover everything from the design, manufacture and installation of new systems through to the upgrade and refurbishment of existing units. We are also able to provide a comprehensive spare parts and component overhaul service for not only Wabtec and Vapor Stone systems but also Westinghouse, Temperature, Stone Iberica and EBAC units. No matter what type of system you have, we have the skills and resources to provide exceptionally reliable, cost effective solutions.
 
NEW BUILD
Our engineering teams have considerable experience in the design of new HVAC systems for all types of rail vehicle ranging from locomotive cab air cooling to fully controlled passenger rolling stock air conditioning systems. Our engineers are available from the start of any new build contract to provide advice on air conditioning installations and vehicle interfaces. We can advise on system designs, heating and cooling capacities and associated power requirements. Systems can be designed as modular, self-contained units or split in-built systems sized to fit the available space.
 
RETROFIT
For passenger rolling stock and locomotive cabs that lack air conditioning we provide full HVAC design, manufacture and installation packages tailored to suit your particular requirements. An example of our innovative retrofit solutions is the installation of air conditioning units for Class 165 diesel multiple units. Here we were able to produce a unit located within the overhead passenger luggage rack. For the installation of a cab air conditioning system on the HSBC Rail owned Class 455 units a unit was designed that located within the existing exterior vehicle front door with a magazine-loading air conditioning unit. The final product took up very little space and integrated seamlessly with the existing systems.
 
OFF-SITE MAINTENANCE
Increasingly we undertake maintenance work on our clients’ own sites, where our offsite teams provide a complete service to the very highest standards.
 
OVERHAUL AND UPGRADE
We have an enviable reputation in undertaking the overhaul and upgrading of HVAC systems. Our facilities include full strip and re-build, power wash, steam cleaning, shot blasting, spray application painting, polyester powder coating, refrigerant conversion, motor overhaul, compressor overhaul/re-manufacture, heater exchanger overhaul/renewal, control circuit overhaul/re-wire, full functional testing and full performance validation. In addition we undertake various system enhancements such as DC to AC motor conversion and control panel upgrades. AFTER-SALES SUPPORT Our after-sales support is second to none and includes technical back-up, health checks, service contracts, training and the supply of replacement parts for Stone, Westinghouse, Temperature and EBAC. Tailoring service packages to meet our clients’ individual needs, we focus at all times on quality and safety.

Wabtec locomotive freight vehicle Reservoir Repair Overhaul

Reservoir 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 Wheelset Freight Train Rail Overhaul Service repair

Wheelset Overhaul

Wabtec Rail is one of the UK’s leading over haulers of railway wheelsets. At our three wheelshops located in Doncaster, Barton Under Needwood and Kilmarnock we are able to undertake the overhaul of all types of locomotive, passenger rolling stock and freight wagon wheelsets. Supply of new Wheels, Axles, Brake Discs, Bearings, Gearwheels, refurbishment of Wagon, Power driven and passenger wheelsets, replacement of worn, components, magnetic particle inspection, ultrasonic testing, dynamic balancing of wheelsets. Work carried out includes the reprofiling of wheelsets, rewheeling, renewal of, axles and bearings, overhaul of suspension tubes and axleboxes and the overhaul of final drive gearboxes. We have the technical capability to overhaul all types and wheelsets and this includes, electric multiple, units, diesel multiple units, passenger and wagon wheelsets. We have a robust supply chain in place to underpin our overhaul operation and have key long-term agreements with key suppliers. In-house facilities include:- Wheel presses, wheel shrink fitting, computer controlled wheel bore and re profiling lathe, on destructive testing, gravity drop rigs, and bearing overhaul. We currently have major contract in place with all the key UK Rail companies and also supply overhauled wheelsets to the continent. Wabtec team of engineers and technicians are trained to carry out non-destructive testing and inspection of wheelsets and components. We have a full range of Non destructive testing equipment includes ultrasonic testing for wheels and axles, including hollow bore axles. Wabtec Poli also manufactures and supplies brake discs to the UK Rail industry through our sites and these replacement brake discs are currently being fitted to the fleet of MKIV vehicles.