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At Innotrans 2018 Interpipe presented improved wheel and wheelset designs for European market under KLW brand


The company presented its new Ultimate product line with enhanced operational performance at Innotrans 2018 – the largest fair for railway technologies.

Ultimate is a product line of low stress wheels and wheelsets developed by R&D Department in order to meet all European requirements for mechanical and thermo-mechanical resistance during braking, as well as low noise level requirements.



The Ultimate line has an improved wheel disk design that enables withstanding the increased loads. Such a wheel has a better performance and is more reliable in operation. This solution can be an alternative to BA 004 type for freight railcars.

As of now, this product range is available for diameters of 840 mm, 920 mm, and 1000 mm. Ultimate designs has declinations for axles with load of 23.5 and 25 tons per axle. The product line complies with a number of European standards, namely EN 13979, UIC 510-5, and EN 13262, and is certified in accordance with TSI requirements.



Alexander Garkavij, Director of Railway Products Division:

– The company continues to develop its production potential: we not only invest in new capacities, but also design new products with improved operational performance and enhanced wear-resisting properties. The Ultimate line is an advanced solution for the European freight market. The market is getting tighter regulated to increase the railroad safety, and these process is ongoing. The new line of our KLW wheel brand is the answer to the existing challenges. This solution is already used by several of our customers, including some of the leading railcar-building and leasing companies.

 
 
Background:
Interpipe is global producer of steel pipes and railway wheels, based in Ukraine. The company’s products are marketed in more than 80 countries around the world through a network of sales offices located in key markets of Ukraine, Europe, the CIS, the Middle East, and North America. In 2017, Interpipe supplied 767,000 tons of pipe and wheel products. The company has up to 12,000 employees.
Railway products are marketed under the KLW brand.
 
Contacts for the media:
Irina Stupachenko
Cell: +380 67 563 59 42
Irina.Stupachenko@m.interpipe.biz


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