KLW is moving forward and won’t stop investing in wheel production technology. In October 2016, our wheel-rolling shop will complete the modernization of vertical quenching machines at a wheels heat-treatment site.

This will provide stable mechanical properties of wheels in a compliance with the highest customer’ requirements. This is particularly important for heavy haul transport and EMU/DMU trains.

The main goals are to modernize water treatment systems and also upgrade control systems of vertical quenching machines for:

  • Regulation of water supply;
  • Water filtration from the smallest particles (up to 0.1 mm);
  • Precise temperature control on heat treatment surface;
  • Automatic process control.

The undertaken measures ensure the production of wheels with stable high mechanical properties in accordance with American, British and European standards.