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Research and Development

Constant improvement in rail/wheel contact, increase in product life and reduced wear, plus minimised maintenance operations - these are the main aims of Vossloh Cogifer's R & D teams.

Complete laboratory tests
  • fatigue;
  • static;
  • artificial ageing;
  • stiffness measurements;
  • process validation (welding, bonding).

Track measurements
  • displacement;
  • acceleration;
  • throw effort;
  • stress
  • laser geometry readings (frog/cradle, interlock).

Modelling and simulation
  • behaviour of components and sub-assemblies;
  • finite element calculations for strategic components.