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Indian Railways awards wheel lathe contract

05 Jan 2017

INDIA: HYT Engineering has won a contract to supply nine CNC underfloor wheel lathes to Indian Railways.

The lathes will be capable of simultaneously reprofiling both wheels of a locomotive, coach or wagon wheelset without needing to remove brake gear or other components.

The turnkey contract includes construction of foundations and buildings to house the lathes. There is a two-year warranty period, which will be followed by five years of maintenance.