BATEGU expands product line

BATEGU expands product line

of damping elements for bogies in rail vehicles

30.05.2011

After just a few months of development work, the BATEGU development team was able to sample a rubber ring in V-form for the use in low floor trams.

For many years now, BATEGU has been delivering rubber elements of varying designs for implementation in wheels with rubber springs for rail vehicles (e.g. wheel type BO54, BO84, etc.) to the highest satisfaction of all OEMs and transport operators within whole Europe. The rubber mixtures implemented were developed directly by BATEGU for these applications and have been meeting the highest demands for decades. Rubber elements make a significant contribution to reducing noise, reducing wear on running surfaces, reducing impact acceleration and the associated mechanical strain.

Our customer was expecting the rubber ring to fulfil the following:

  • an improvement of the rolling properties in order to avoid the damage to adjoining metal parts that occurs again and again, and
  • an extended mileage to reduce the intervals between services and the consequently costs involved.
Rubber ring in V-form for wheels in bogies

Rubber ring in V-form for wheels in bogies