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Research and Development

Research and development is located in Gerken SA in Belgium, Gerken SAS in France, and Pantrac in Germany.  In France, we have invested in test facilities designed to replicate, as closely as possible, the extreme environmental conditions our carbon brushes can operate under in wind turbine applications.

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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.

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Retrofit & Replacement Solutions

Extending life expectancy by upgrading obsolete and outdated rail network installations is mandating the replacement and retrofit of obsolete components. Many authorities recognize Mors Smitt´s expertise in this field, especially for retrofit and replacement with form, fit and function compliant systems (FFF).
This is an area of increasing significance:

  • Inhouse design and prototyping of new solutions
  • Customer specific type testing and validation
  • On site implementation and commissioning
  • After sales support

Mors Smitt delivers perfect and competitive on time solutions for any challenge of space limitations and / or technical requirements.

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Service Center Locations

Elmsford, NY

San Fernando, CA

Columbia, SC

Carson City, NV

Chicago, IL

Montreal, Quebec

Hunan, China

Hangzhou, China

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Service Program Options

OEM-quality parts
Kitting for field or in-shop basic overhauls or major upgrades
Comprehensive preventative maintenance programs:

  • Overhaul cycle recommendations
  • Scheduling
  • Inventory management
  • Overhaul services
  • Testing services

Wabtec westinghouse air brake technologies company Maintenance Services

Services and Manteinance

  • SGM Maintenance Management System suited for economical, technical and performance management with high customer/supplier visibility
  • On board maintenance, assistance
  • Ordinary, extraordinary and programmed maintenance and protection of rail and light rail systems and buildings, thermal, air conditioning, electrical and alarm systems
  • After Sales Service and spare parts management with consignment stocks dedicated to the fire detection and extinguishing on the rolling stocks

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Shoegear Overhaul / Servicing

Faiveley Brecknell Willis offer full overhaul and servicing of third rail current collectors.  Damaged and operationally expired third rail current collectors are repaired / rebuilt to as-new condition and provided with a full service warranty.

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The SludgeBraker® model QBA15 is equipped to fulfill the critical demands of inner city, stop and go, high air usage, “Severe-Duty” vehicles. Unlike single tower devices, there are no restrictions as to how long a compressor can pump and no minimum compressor unload time is required. The QBA15 combines multiple high efficiency filtration components with twin tower drying technology in one easy-to-install, compact package. When properly applied, installed and with minimal maintenance, the SludgeBraker will literally transform your truck or bus operation. Severe-Duty vehicles that have a history of winter brake air line freezing, heavy oil sludge, carbon, water and dirt can now enjoy the trouble free benefits of "Quality Brake Air".
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Supplier Managed Inventory

Wabtec Global Services (WGS) is a major international supplier of new and reconditioned aftermarket components for passenger and freight rail equipment. With nine service centers located throughout North and South America, WGS provides geographically strategic locomotive maintenance services, component reconditioning service and parts distribution, including fleet management, technology upgrade programs and inventory management services at customer locations. Wabtec’s 120 year history in the railway industry provides the foundation for WGS aftermarket product lines. In addition, the WGS network includes locomotive maintenance facilities responsible for both freight and passenger fleet maintenance services.

Wabtec Locomotive Testing, Design and Manufacture

Testing, Design and Manufacture

Becorit can design, test and manufacture friction products to meet customer requirements. Becorit's state-of-the-art testing includes the following:

  • 3 UIC homologated full-scale dynamometers and 3 reduced scale dynos for brake pads and shoes testing and development
  • IR Thermography
  • Shuntage Dynamometer
  • Conicity
  • Field Testing
  • Winter tests (UIC homologated)
  • Smoke measurement and analysis for dynamometer test

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Vehicle Services

Overhaul - Our fully-trained maintenance staff have experience of all types of overhaul. 
We regularly undertake C4 and C6 heavy maintenance to coaches, diesel multiple and electric multiple units in addition to overhauling bogies, wheel sets and brakes. Our facilities include three vehicle overhaul shops with pitted roads and comprehensive lifting facilities capable of handling all rolling stock. Whatever the project, we work to the very highest standards whilst minimising vehicle downtimes.
Interior refurbishment - The appearance, comfort and on-board facilities on a passenger vehicle are essential in winning and keeping passengers. Today vehicles need to look good and reflect care and commitment on the part of operators.
Our refurbishment teams are involved with the complete spread of interior enhancement activities including undertaking full interior refurbishment and refinishing, fitting new floor coverings, the installation of passenger information and CCTV systems, the introduction of new seating and the installation of new lighting. 
Combining practicality with aesthetics, we make sure that rolling stock looks its best and performs to the highest standards.
PRM-TSI - We have the capability and experience to undertake modifications to passenger vehicles to enable them to achieve PRM-TSI compliance.  This includes the installation of universal access toilets, door sounders, door step lighting, door control pushbuttons and the creation of suitably equipped wheelchair areas.
Re-painting and re-livery - Our ultra-modern facilities are capable of applying all types of paint systems and can accommodate vehicles up to 23m long.
Accident repairs - Following approved procedures we repair all types of damage to rolling stock caused by crashes or accidents. We have full electrical test facilities and the skills and expertise to work on both aluminium and steel-bodies vehicles.
Air conditioning - Through a specialist unit we have total in-house air conditioning expertise across all types of system. This covers repairs, refurbishment and fitting of new systems. For more detailed information please see our separate air conditioning leaflet.
Door systems - Our in-house team of specialist technicians undertakes the repair, overhaul and fitting as new of all types of passenger door systems. For more detailed information please see our separate door system leaflet. 
LOCOMOTIVES - We have a vast range of locomotive expertise and technological resources built up over many years. This gives us the capability to repair, refurbish and overhaul everything from shunting locomotives to mainline locomotives.
OFF-SITE MAINTENANCE - Our approach to our services is extremely flexible and at all times focuses on providing our customers with arrangements that best suit their particular circumstances.
For customers wanting work carrying out at their own sites we offer a complete Wabtec off-site service that undertakes repair, refurbishment and installation work anywhere in the country.

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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.