A special rig is dedicated to performing wheel and axle tests. They are pass/fail tests in which a cycling load is introduced as per the standard. If any cracks appear during the test, then the test piece is considered to have failed the test. The whole test is computer controlled.
Besides standard compliance, we also help our clients verify the real limits of the design by testing samples under exceptional conditions.
In addition, CETEST performs elastic wheel homologation testing on wheels that are usually used in LRV and tram applications. The test series may include:
- Static testing under service and exceptional loads.
- Assembly stiffness evaluation (including the rubber piece).
- Fatigue tests.
We can also help define test loads. If required, we are capacitated for on-track evaluation to measure actual wheel-rail forces which will subsequently be used as test input data.