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- Strato, Inc.

Train Axle Refurbishing
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Mikrolar's Automated Train Axle Refurbishing System.

Mikrolar Helps Strato Keep Trains on the Tracks

The P2300 (similar to the P2350) got some rails of its own. Add a tool changer, touch probe system, Yaskawa welding robot, and a frame as wide as a train; that's enough for Strato, Inc. to put locomotives back on the railway.

No matter what the product, parts will eventually wear; train suspension is no different. Yet because trains are so connected to their tracks, an improperly maintained train will also wear down its path causing dangerous conditions for others. However, in years past the repairing process could just as likely lead to the same result. A worker equipped with a backpack welder and hand grinder can only be so accurate. If repaired incorrectly, the wheels on the train car will not sit properly and slowly bend out the tracks which causes unnecessary wear.

Milled Axle.

In order to preserve train tracks across the continent and put decommissioned train cars back on the tracks, Strato's research into refurbishing train parts continues. As part of a multi-year project, Mikrolar and Strato developed a considerably safer, more accurate, self-contained system. A touch-probe allows our software to "see" the part to discover adjustments that need to be made. Then using its pneumatic tool changer, weld robot, and ability to reach anywhere on the part; the P2350 goes to work.

Train Axle Refurbishing in Action.

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P2300 Mills Axle Surface.

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Weld Robot Adds New Material.

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Showing Off the 8th Axis.