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Boosting Freight Capacity Through Fatigue Testing

Partnering with The Indian Railways/RDSO to perform speed and payload testing on freight wagon bogies

The Indian Railways and the Research, Design and Standards Organization (RDSO) required a full-scale fatigue test system to perform payload testing on freight wagon bogies. RDSO functions as a technical advisor to the Indian Railways and the railway board on the design and standardization of railway equipment. Moog supplied a 5000 kN bogie test system which led to an increase in freight capacity and aided profitable operations for the Indian Railways.

Moog was entrusted with the task of developing a test system to perform speed and payload testing on freight wagon bogies. The Moog system, designed and built to simulate real running conditions, now allows for the validation of axle load wagons of up to 40 tons in comparison to the existing 22 to 25 ton models.

The fatigue test system, which requires minimum maintenance, can test new bogies with higher payload capacity for increased freight-carrying and speed performance on the existing rail network. Equipment and components were sourced from several Moog sites globally, while the entire test system was implemented at RDSO’s facility in Lucknow, India.

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