Bogie Maintenance Workstations assist in the service of rail cars.
The Monorail Bogie Maintenance Workstations will be used to facilitate the inspection and service of components and subsystems associated with the bogie, including the replacement of rolling stock and maintenance vehicle guide tires and load tires. The Monorail Bogie Maintenance Workstations will also be used for the complete removal of the entire bogie assembly from the vehicle and for the return and reinstallation of a complete bogie assembly to a vehicle. It is a device that will:
The Monorail Bogie Maintenance Workstations are inserted into a monorail train concrete rail beam to facilitate removing and installing one or more monorail train bogies.
Operators can use a sophisticated control and user interface screen to access a single Monorail Bogie Maintenance Workstation to access a single bogie unit or activate up to four Monorail Bogie Maintenance Workstation units to access bogies on two rail cars simultaneously.
These systems support the train car hydraulically to allow for detachment of the bogie(s) from the train car. Next, an electromechanical drive is engaged to lower the bogie and traverse outward from the monorail beam, making full surround access to the bogie feasible.
Operators can perform maintenance tasks on the bogie unit or replace it entirely by reversing the above process.
The Monorail Bogie Maintenance Workstation can be used individually or in synchronized mode. The operator uses the synchronized mode during the “Bogie Removal” and “Bogie Installation” process. Synchronized mode enables the lifts to travel in sync with each other.
Individual mode moves individual lifts with bogies sets detached from the car after the synchronized portion of the “Bogie Removal” process and before the synchronized portion of the “Bogie Installation” process.
Manual Mode allows individual functions to be performed separately.