In June of this year, a further development test rig was successfully handed over to the company Knorr-Bremse. The youngest wheelset test rig to be put into operation is one of the for RENK test systems in the new Knorr test center in Munich. RTS is especially supporting Knorr by being able to rapidly validate and implement forward-looking technical concepts for customers.
The supplied wheelest test rig for railway use simulates driving up to 350 km/h for bogie wheels or complete bogies. In this way, the test rig can model all track gauges, standards, and various environmental conditions, such as rain, driving wind, and temperatures.
With the other three test systems built by RENK, it is a question of whether to test with flywheel brake dynamometers, which can simulate full braking, for example, or to test brake discs under extreme conditions, such as on deformation, crack resistance, and noise emission.
Knorr-Bremse AG, with its headquarters in Munich, is the leading company within the Knorr-Bremse Concern. Knorr-Bremse is worldwide leading manufacturer of braking systems for railway and utility vehicles. Further product fields consist of on-board systems for railway vehicles, such as door systems, other than platform screen door systems, as well as torsional vibration dampers for diesel motors.
RENK Test System GmbH (RTS) is a subsidiary of RENK AG, a manufacturer of high-quality special gears and drive components. Majority interest of RENK AG is held by MAN, and since 2011 is a part within the VW-Group.
For 30 years RTS has been today one of the leading manufacturers of customized test systems for R&D, as well as quality assurance at the end of production. With years of experience RTS develops innovative test systems for the automotive, aerospace, railway, agricultural and wind power industries.