The Research Designs & Standards Organisation (RDSO) division of Indian Railways has awarded a $4 mn contract to a unit of Moog Inc for supplying a test rig to perform fatigue testing on freight wagons. The 5,000 kN bogie test rig includes high capacity actuators, a hydraulic power supply, a portal frame and floor design as well as an eight-channel system that combines Moog's software and test controllers. Moog's test rig will simulate real running conditions for Indian Railways and will be used to test new bogies with higher payload capacity for increased freight-carrying and speed performance on the existing rail network.
Contact: The Research Designs & Standards Organisation. Website: http://188.8.131.52/RDSO/