The condition maintenance and periodic replacement of railway wheel sets represents a significant cost faced by Train Operating Companies. Rail wheels wear slowly, and could be expected to last for 10 years or more based on normal wear considerations. They are, however, also subject to tread damage caused by wheel slide events, rolling contact fatigue, flange wear and tread rollover. Therefore, wheels require regular re-profiling by machining.
YNF delivers a high quality wheel re-profiling service that could increase the expected life of a rail wheel.