Brush Traction is continuing to invest heavily in the creation of a modern and efficient bogie overhaul facility. This most recent investment includes for the provision of a new bogie overhaul cell to provide a single integrated overhaul facility for trailer and power bogies.
In addition, we have integrated our bogie stores which is located next to the overhaul facility.This store supplies complete re-assembly kits direct to the assembly line
Brush Traction has made a significant investment in their electrical machines overhaul and repair facility over recent years in order to support the growing demand from its customers. A comprehensive overhaul and repair service can be provided for many types of DC/AC traction motors, alternators and generators. Recent overhaul projects include:
|Class 43||DC traction motor||TMH68-46 & G417AZ|
|Class 43||Main & auxiliary alternators||BA1001B|
|Docklands B92||DC traction motor||TM2111A|
|1973 tube stock||DC traction motor||LT118 C & E|
|Class 465||DC traction motor||TIM2093A & G352BY|
|Class 9 Eurotunnel||AC traction motor||6FHA7059|
|Class 456||DC traction motor||EE507|
|Class 73||DC traction motor||EE546|
|Class 66||Auxilliary machines||Blower motors, inertia motors, aux generators|
Our Electrical Machines Engineers are able to provide support in developing a suitable overhaul process for a particular machine, investigate reliability problems and develop engineering improvements.
All electrical machines are subjected to testing prior to overhaul to identify potential problems and verify the machine condition. This is done using recognised industry tests e.g. Baker testing, commutator profiling.
After overhaul/repair all machines are subject to further tests including a dynamic testing in a purpose built test cell. The electrical machine test cell allows various parameters including temperature, speed, voltage and current are measured and is also equipped with a camera to view the commutation throughout the test .