Serial production of the brake pads for electric locomotives

Ukrzaliznytsia has begun mass production of brake pads of the “CS” type at the facilities of CJSC “Dnepropetrovsk Diesel Locomotive Repair Plant” (DTRZ), as railway magazine «Railway Supply» reports with reference to the Facebook page of UZ Board member Frantishek Buresh.

brake pads for electric locomotives
Picture: www.facebook.com/Frantisek-Bures

“This is a huge step forward in the company’s refurbishment sector. Firstly, it will allow us to be independent in the procurement of components, because DTRZ will be able to cover the annual demand of Ukrzaliznytsia for brake pads of this type. Secondly, it will improve the state of traffic safety. And the most important thing is that we will be able to load the foundry shop of the plant by 100%, and this is the preservation of jobs and our railway personnel, ”said Frantisek Buresh

The total demand of JSC “Ukrzaliznytsia” is up to 5 thousand units per month. The capacity of the DTRZ is from 2 to 4 thousand brake pads per month.

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