The Importance of Using Original High-Quality Spare and Wearing Parts for Track Maintenance Machines to Ensure Their Availability

Attention must be given to the initial quality of every rail track construction project and to adequate maintenance strategy development in order to achieve the economic goals of the individual railroad operator. It therefore is essential that track maintenance machinery be in perfect condition. In order for these machines to function without breakdowns, it is particularly important that original spare parts with optimum material quality, uniform precision, and consistent manufacturing quality be used. To achieve this, extensive service attention is required in regard to machine operation, maintenance and repair, and preventive measures. A ready availability of machines, and, subsequently, a full utilization of machines in available working time, can be ensured only through strategies that are forward looking in regard to spare and wearing part stock keeping (inventory), regular relevant work unit overhaul, and professional maintenance, repair, and inspection.

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  • Authors:
    • Hofer, Hansjorg
    • Waldburger, Alfons
  • Publication Date: 2011


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 12-14
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  • Accession Number: 01337701
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 2011 11:42AM