bearing removal and insertion tool.
regular maintenance procedures, which are performed on locomotive
bogies, requires that pivots and bushings (both rigid and flexible)
are replaced at determined intervals. The nature of the assemblies
makes the removal and fitting of these items an awkward operation.
To manoeuvre these assemblies on a press is difficult and dangerous
and in many instances the size of press that will accommodate them
is out of all proportion to the force needed to do the
example above a hardened steel bush is being extracted from the
brake hanger bracket on a bogie frame using a purpose designed
sets of four old bushes are removed, new ones are inserted using
the same tool. This tool is fitted with an ENERPAC RCh302 single
acting 30 ton hollow cylinder powered by an ENERPAC PAT1102N