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BEML hands over 1st rake of Rail Grinding Machine

Apr 25th, 2023 10:18 pm | By | Category: LATEST NEWS

BEML handed over the first rake of indigenously built Rail Grinding Machine (RGM96) to M/s. LORAM MAINTENANCE BY WAY, USA from its manufacturing facility located in KGF Rail Coach Unit II in the presence of Shri Amit Banerjee, Chairman & Managing Director, BEMLand Mr. Jon Behrens, Assistant Vice President,LORAM, USA. This is the first time RGM96 is being manufactured outside of USA. The machine is likely to be commissioned into service by Indian Railways, shortly. This machine will operate at 100 kmph during hauling and 22 kmph during Grinding operations. The life cycle of the track would increase by minimum 25% which results in substantial savings to Indian Railways.

The self-propelled RGM96 is meant for grinding the Rails in corrective and preventive mode to improve the worn-out profile of Rail head and to remove fatigue material having micro cracks and other surface defects.

The 8 car Rake consists of 1 Front Control Car, 4 Grind Cars, 1 Water Wagon & 2 camp coaches.

The Railway Board placed contract on M/s. LORAM for supply of 10 rakes of 96 stones RGM (RGM96) machines to Indian Railway. Under ‘Atmanirbhar Bharatinitiative’ of GoI, M/s. LORAM partnered with BEML for local manufacturing.

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