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Metronet Rail: Northumberland Depot
Job Completed: 09-2006
Description of works: Lubrication delivery system for swarf crusher on train wheel lathe.


Equipment Supplied: 1 x ½" PD05 ARO EXP AODD pump, Air filter regulator and lubricator, approx. 5m of galvanised steel pipework, spray bar with brass outlets.

This wheel lathe was fitted as new in Metronet's Northumberland Park depot, as part of a new facility for train servicing. The depot has a fully live rail and facilities to work on the trains/bogeys without having to jack the chassis off the floor.
The facility had recently suffered a worker incident on site. Engineers had to ascend a 10ft ladder in order to apply lubrication and grease to the swarf crushing machine, via a tricky floor grate and ladder. One of the employees had slipped off the ladder injuring himself and demonstrating the huge need for a newer, easier system to deliver the lubrication to the crusher.
We were called in to quote and then fit the lubing system for the crusher, grinding the excess hot materials and swarf that the lathe created in the process of re-profiling the train wheels. The facility had its own air supply so all that was needed was to install the pump and delivery pipework to the crusher and connect into the existing air supply to run the pump.

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