Mechan offer a wide range of products designed to make the removal, refurbishment and mainteance of bogies safer and more efficient.
Bogie frame rotators
Working in pairs, Mechan’s rotators lift and turn a bogie to provide access to all areas in an ergonomic and safe manner.
Electrically driven screws with bronze load and safety nuts provide the lift. The screws’ non-reversing system supports the load at all times, whilst the nut is fitted with an automatic lubricator and wear detector.
• Rotating faceplates
• Modified feet provide a wide and stable base
• Synchronised jacks to ensure simultaneous lift
The master jack is fixed to the floor using conventional studs and the single panel controller attached to its rear. The slave jack is then mounted on guide rails to enable the fitting and removal of the bogie frame between the two units.
Manual or electrically powered turntables enable bogies to be transferred between roads within maintenance facilities. They are normally fitted with double cross rails and a manual latch to hold them in position when lined up with the workshop rails.
Bogie lifting platforms
Mechan’s platforms allow an operator to access the bogie’s underside by raising it to a comfortable working height. They are located in the workshop floor so nothing but the flat plates and a pair of rails can be seen when not in use. As the platforms are designed to take the weight of a forklift truck, normal equipment can pass over without hindrance.