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EVRAZ launches two railway wheel types for European market

Рельсы_evrazEVRAZ has obtained TSI conformity certificates from  VUZ (the Czech Republic) for solid-rolled 920 mm railway wheels of BA 314 and ВА 005 types. Both wheel types, intended for freight cars, are among the bestsellers in the European markets.

Specially for these wheels, EVRAZ NTMK’s steel-shop produces high-quality steel of the ER7 grade. Prior to certification, the wheels successfully passed the cyclic and thermo-mechanical tests in an accredited Czech laboratory.

“EVRAZ’s objective is to expand its product portfolio with product types that are most popular in the company’s strategic markets and key product segments,” said Ilya Shirokobrod, EVRAZ Vice-President, Sales. “In 2016, EVRAZ NTMK is planning to launch production of new freight wheels for North American markets, including those with increased rim hardness, and two more European-standard wheel types for freight cars.”

Today, EVRAZ NTMK holds five TSI certificates. The earlier certified wheel types ВА 318, ВА 319, and ВА 004 are also intended for freight cars.

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