ANDRITZ to deliver wheel heat treatment line to CAF MiiRA


International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from CAF MiiRA, Spain, to supply a wheel heat treatment line for the customer’s location in Beasain, Spain.

The new plant has been designed for train wheels with diameters of approximately 500 to 1,500 mm. Production is scheduled to begin at the plant in the first quarter of 2024.

The scope of supply comprises chain conveyors, manipulators, high-temperature pusher-type kilns, transport system for the pusher cars, tilting table, safety engineering, automation and visualization equipment.

The ANDRITZ heat treatment line for wheels enables automated and flexible operation and the production of small series in superior, reproducible and constant quality. The ANDRITZ pusher-type kilns feature highest energy efficiency in conjunction with heat recovery to heat the combustion air.

The ANDRITZ scope of supply comprises the engineering work, delivery of all mechanical and electrical equipment, as well as supervision of installation and start-up of the line.

CAF MiiRA is a global reference for delivery of major components and comprehensive solutions for rolling mechanisms and coupling systems in the railway industry.

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International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems, services and digital solutions for many different industries and end-markets. ANDRITZ ranks among the global market leaders in all four of its business areas – Pulp & Paper, Metals, Hydro, and Separation. Technological leadership, global presence, and sustainability are the main pillars of the company’s business strategy for achieving long-term growth. The publicly listed group has around 27,100 employees and over 280 locations in more than 40 countries.

ANDRITZ Metals is – via the Schuler Group – one of the world’s leading suppliers of technologies, plants and digital solutions in sheet metal forming. The product portfolio also includes automation and software solutions, process know--how, and service. In the metals processing segment, the business area offers innovative and market-leading solutions for the production and processing of flat products, for welding systems, as well as furnaces and services for the metals processing industry.

Basic design of the heat treatment line at CAF


Railway wheel after the heat treatment process in the ANDRITZ pusher-type kiln

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