Stationary and mobile testing equipment.
Efficient, high-performance rail transportation requires the vehicle subsystems to operate faultlessly. Given the safety-critical nature of braking systems, faultless operation of the test rigs and testing devices for the brake control system, air treatment system, compressors and bogie equipment is also essential. Knorr-Bremse has its own department dedicated to the development and production of custom pneumatic and hydraulic testing equipment and the associated software engineering.
An Established System Specialist for Stationary and Mobile Testing Equipment
Stationary testing equipment is permanently installed in workshops and laboratories. In order to guarantee error-free operation of the braking system components, Knorr-Bremse develops their testing equipment based on Knorr-Bremse end-of-line test instruction. Stationary testing solutions are custom made to accommodate customer testing scope and necessities.
Everyday rail operations involves as well outside testing. This is where mobile testing equipment comes in, ensuring that components or even entire systems can be tested under real operating conditions. Knorr-Bremse provides overall customer solutions for the the operators in conjunction with its Aftermarket specialists at Knorr-Bremse
Stationary Test Benches
Test benches from Knorr-Bremse facilitate maintenance and overhaul work and ensure component quality and operational reliability for all types of railroad vehicles.
- Customized test benches according to customer necessities
- Quality testing according to UIC and manufacturer testing instruction
- All test benches are CE-Certified and compliant to current safety regulations
- Software updates and services on demand
- Training and service are offered to support our customers on their daily business in collaboration with Knorr-Bremse Rail Customer Service network.
The test bench is used for the functional testing of multiple components in one single device. The design consist of a basic module and extension modules, that can be configured and extended according to the customer testing scope. This custom-made configuration makes it ideal for overhauling workshops with limited space. The testing is manual or automatic depending on the unit under test.
The test bench is used for the functional testing of complete brake racks and their modules on customer side.
The design consist of a control cabinet, an external vessel and a pneumatic module (configurable and extendable depending on customer requirements). The testing procedure is software-controlled. Extension of testing scope is possible acquiring new test adapters and software updates.
The test bench is used for the automatic testing of compressors, auxiliary compressor and air supply units.
The design consist of a control cabinet and separate testing cabinet, that allows the testing to be performed in a separate chamber (for noise reduction or temperature control). Extension of testing scope is possible acquiring new test adapters and software updates.
The test bench is used for functional testing of tread brakes with single or double block and U cylinder units.
Both manual or semi-automatic design configurations are available. The test bench can test under Chinese TJ/CL308 CRCC/CURC regulation. Extension of testing scope is possible acquiring new test brackets and/or software updates.
The test bench is used for functional testing of compact brake caliper units. Both manual or semi-automatic design configurations are available. The test bench can test under Chinese TJ/CL308 CRCC/CURC regulation. Extension of testing scope is possible acquiring new test brackets and/or software updates.
The test bench is used for the functional and leakage testing of hydraulic units. The design consist of a hydraulic bench, a control cabinet and a power unit. The testing procedure is software-controlled. Extension of testing scope is possible acquiring new test brackets and software updates.
The test bench is used to perform functional and leakage testing in hydraulic brake calipers and hydraulic brake cylinders. The hydraulic unit is integrated in the test bench, what makes the design compact and ideal for overhauling in workshops with limited space. The testing procedure is software-controlled. Extension of testing scope is possible acquiring new test brackets and software updates.
The test bench consists of two main parts: the mechanical bench itself, and the control desk. The two are connected electrically and pneumatically. The test bench’s major advantage is its ability to test various types of slack adjusters from different manufacturers.
The mechanical bench is a mechanical assembly that simulates a railcar’s brake rigging, adapted so that the slack adjusters can be tested. It comprises a welded steel frame and two movable tables. The main mechanical assemblies are the two levers on which the slack adjuster is mounted. To ensure that the operator is safe at all times, the bench is surrounded by a safety barrier featuring two horizontal doors and four vertical doors for ease of access.
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Mobile Test Benches
Rapid train dispatch is essential for efficient freight transportation. However, in the interests of safety, a full brake inspection must be carried out every time a new trainset is put together. Passenger train brakes must also be inspected at regular intervals to ensure that they are working properly.
Mobile testing equipment and test rigs are designed for situations where no fixed testing facilities are available or getting to the nearest facility would take too long. The RailServices portfolio includes mobile testing equipment and test rigs for almost every conceivable track and trackside application, with wired and wireless versions catering to different local conditions. The latest models use powerful smartphones, transmitting data via existing mobile networks.
The MI-8 "Transformer" from the North Macedonian test equipment specialists within the Knorr-Bremse Group, adds a high-end mobile brake testing device to the Company’s portfolio, that is intuitive to operate, easy to transport, shockproof and can be used across a wide range of temperatures. It is suitable for testing a variety of braking systems on different rail vehicles, such as freight and passenger cars, locomotives, multiple units and rail maintenance vehicles. Furthermore, an extensive range of additional testing equipment ensures the correct functioning of other system components, encompassing everything from leak and profile tests to pressure, force and temperature sensor checks.
The MI-8 Transformer HUB is a new, advanced, modular diagnostics system for rail vehicles. The system features state-of-the-art technology and is suitable for field testing. The system as a whole delivers a very high level of testing functionality and reliability, thanks to the use of standardized components complying with the highest quality standards. The system is one of the most advanced of its kind, setting new benchmarks for user-friendliness and flexibility. It was developed for testing essential parameters in the rail vehicle braking process.
RailServices can supply vehicle operators with special service and diagnosis kits that make repairs and the more simple overhauls safer, faster and cheaper. These user-friendly kits contain all the tools you need for the job, along with clear instructions.
Read more about test equipment and test benches from RailServices .