This article first appeared in the Railway-News Magazine Issue 3 2023.
In Europe, Asia, Africa and very soon also in New York – worldwide, MAE group is increasing the momentum of the transport revolution with its know-how.
The GESCO subsidiary’s machines put wheels, brake discs and transmission components for trains onto the shafts. The technology ensures that trains can realise their full potential and reach their destination safely at top speed.
High-speed trains travel at more than 300 kilometres per hour. Gigantic forces are at work here. Inside the carriage, however, little of this can be felt, so quietly and elegantly does it lie in its tracks. Many people therefore use the train as a mobile office, working in a concentrated manner – while the train rapidly approaches its destination. And in a climate-neutral way. This is exactly what makes trains an elementary component of the mobility of the future. Rail passengers in Germany, Europe and worldwide can rely on one thing: if the wheelset presses from MAE are used on trains, the trains bring their maximum potential to the rails and offer the highest level of safety.
But how do the wheels get on to the axles? They cannot be welded or bolted, because neither method would withstand the high stresses of everyday life with millions of kilometres travelled. That is why hydraulic presses are used, like the ones MAE develops and builds at its headquarters in Erkrath. With a pressing force of up to 150 tonnes, these systems press the wheels on to the shafts. The wheels then sit so firmly on the axle that only the machine itself can press them off again.
MAE offers a range of low-cost workshop presses through to fully automatic high-performance presses that can be specially tailored.
At the recent Annual General Meeting of GESCO SE, MAE was once again able to put its expertise in very special focus.
MAE assembles its machines exclusively with personnel at customers' sites and subsequently commissions them.
Alstom recently visited MAE in Erkath for a pre-acceptance test of its new wheelset press type RADS 2-315.
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