DRB Group increased their rail-industry throughput for gear casings by more than 50% last month.

DRB Group is part of an elite cluster of companies accredited to handle safety-critical engineering works for the rail industry.

They developed the technology to safely repair and re-use Gmeinder gear casings which form part of a train’s undercarriage, known as a bogie. The Gmeinder gear casings drive the motor that gets the train moving. Where parts were previously worn and replaced without question, DRB has been able to extend their lifespan three-fold. It’s this innovation-focused mindset that sets them apart, making them the UK’s most successful Gmeinder gear casing overhaulers.

“We inspect and report on each gear casing’s condition, then refurbish them where necessary to meet strict industry standards. This is followed by a further geometric tolerance report before being shipped back to the customer,” said John O’Brien, DRB’s quality engineer.

He continued: “Rail customers trust our attention to detail and commitment to safety. We have 22 engineers qualified to work on safety-critical components, with more in training.”

DRB is regularly audited by their rail customers and are active members of various rail-industry bodies such as RISQS.

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