A cold rolled axle can withstand much high service loads without cracking.
Specially indicated for locomotive wheelsets and heavy haul applications.
Our completely automated cold-rolling line can treat the seats, the grooves or all the surface of the axle, in a fully controlled, repetitive way. The process allows to:
- Increase the hardness on the surface and deep below.
- Introduce strong compressive residual stresses deep under the surface.
- Reduce the surface roughness
The result is an axle with a higher fatigue limit, resistant to crack formation and propagation. The overall safety margin is significantly increased and the inspection intervals can be extended, allowing to obtain improvements in maintenance costs.